Welcome to the Counseling Center at DigiPen! This page provides you with a brief overview of the student services we offer.
The Counseling Center is located in the Administration Offices area on the second floor. To make an appointment, or for questions about Counseling Center services and policies, contact the Counseling Center at counseling[at]digipen[dot]edu or (425) 629-5015.
The counseling center is open during Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters and closed during breaks. Appointments can be made Monday through Friday. Students are welcome to drop in, as long as their visits do not conflict with previously scheduled appointments.
- Client Intake Form
- Counseling Consent Form
- Counselor Disclosure Statements
Note: The Counseling Center is not the best resource for all problems and situations. We provide services in keeping with DigiPen’s goals (student academic success), within our business hours, and in keeping with the structure of the Counseling Center. The Counseling Center does not provide services for those needing long-term intensive psychological treatment, substance-abuse treatment, 24-hour-on-call availability, or whose treatment has been mandated by the legal system or an employer. In these instances we will make appropriate referrals.
Short-Term Individual Counseling
DigiPen’s on-campus Counseling Center offers short-term, one-on-one counseling for all students. You can talk to counselors about a variety of common concerns including stress management, depression, substance abuse, homesickness, and many others.
Online Mental Health Screening
This online mental health screening tool provides a brief self-assessment test for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, alcohol use disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Each screening will take four to five minutes to complete. Your screening score is not diagnostic but rather informative. When you click on the link above, you will be transferred to a different website. A core value and objective of this screening is to preserve participants’ anonymity. Because DigiPen does not manage the screening website, we cannot identify you through your responses.
As a DigiPen student, you have free access to ULifeline, an anonymous and confidential resource with information regarding mental health and well being. Whether you need more information for yourself or to help a friend, ULifeline is available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you would like to seek advice or resources outside of the Counseling Center, we’ve put together a short list of local and national off-campus resources to help you start your search for more information.
Kay Widmer, MS, LMHC
Director of Counseling Services
Mental Health Counselor