To schedule an appointment, call a counselor. If we are not available, please leave a message, and we will return your call as soon as possible.
Counseling sessions are scheduled for 50 minutes. Your appointment time is held exclusively for you. It is important to be on time because your appointment will not be extended if you arrive late. If you are unable to keep your appointment for any reason, please give at least 24 hour advance notice so that another student may use the time. If you miss an appointment without providing 24 hours advance notice, it will count as one of your 15 appointments and you will need to call to schedule or confirm any future appointments.
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|Monday||9 am – 6 pm||9 am – 6 pm|
|Tuesday||9 am – 6 pm||9 am – 6 pm|
|Wednesday||9 am – 6 pm||9 am – 6 pm|
|Thursday||9 am – 6 pm||9 am – 6 pm|
|Friday||9 am – 6 pm||9 am – 6 pm|
In case of a mental health crisis during counseling office hours, contact the Cornish Counseling Office.
Nights and weekends, call:
- Seattle Crisis Clinic (24 hour access): 206.461.3222
- Police/Ambulance: 911
- Campus Security: 206.726.5038
The Cornish Counseling Office can help you with:
- Homesickness or Isolation
- Stress Management
- Anxiety / panic attacks
- Grief and loss
- Suicidal thoughts
- Anger management
- Eating disorders
- Alcohol/substance abuse
- Becoming more assertive
- Concerns about a friend
- Decision making and problem solving
- Time management
- Study skills
- Improving communication skills
- Relationship issues
- Trauma (physical/sexual abuse)
- Referrals to off-campus community resources
The mission of the Counseling Office at Cornish College of the Arts is to assist students with their academic and artistic pursuits by providing supportive counseling, referrals and outreach programs that promote students’ mental health and emotional well being.
During the counseling process, students have up to 15 counseling appointments available to them per academic year. The Counselors also provide crisis intervention, consultation and referral to community resources. The frequency of appointments, methods and duration of services are determined by the needs of each student.
In your first meeting, you can expect your counselor to listen and help you explore your concerns. With the counselor you can discuss possible ways to reach your goals. At the end of your counseling session, you may decide to make another appointment to continue working together or the counselor may refer you to a community resource.
Students are required to carry health insurance during their enrollment in school. Students may choose the health insurance policy through the college, which includes a private counseling benefit. For more information, contact the Wellness Center Coordinator at 206.726.5156 or view a summary of the mental health benefits.
Among the theoretical orientations used by the Cornish Counselors are developmental, cognitive behavioral, gestalt, Rogerian, and brief solution-focused counseling. To enhance their work with students, Cornish Counselors participate in professional consultation.
Records & Confidentiality
All counseling communication is confidential. A record of services provided and student contacts is kept in a locked file cabinet in the Counseling Office. Your Counselor cannot disclose any information you have shared unless:
- you give written consent;
- there is a risk of imminent harm to self or others;
- it is required under court order;
- it is required by federal or state statute;
- in cases of possible child or elder abuse or neglect; or
- if you are HIV positive and putting uninformed sexual partners at risk.
There is no fee for counseling services at Cornish College of the Arts.
- Wellness & Health Promotion, 206.726.5156
- 24-hour Crisis Line, 206.461.3222
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 206.587.2838
- Alcohol/Drug 24-Hour Help Line, 206.722.3700
- Al Anon/Al-teen & ACOA groups, 206.625.0000
- AIDS Information Hotline, 206.205.7837
- AIDS Support Groups (Free), 206.322.2437
- Asian Counseling & Referral Services, 206.695.7600
- Bastyr Center for Natural Health: Counseling, 206.834.4100
- Community Information Line (All kinds of referrals), 211
- Country Doctor Community Clinic, 206.299.1600
- Domestic Violence Hotline, 800.562.6025
- Downtown Public Health Center, 206.296.4960
- Eating Disorder Awareness and Prevention: Referrals, 800.931.2237
- Eating Disorder Northwest: Referral & Support, 206.517.3643
- 45th Street Health/Dental Clinic, 206.633.3350
- Food Bank/University District, 206.523.7060
- Harborview Community Mental Health Center, 206.744.9600
- Harborview Center for Sexual Assault, 206.521.1800
- Herpes Clinic, 206.720.4340
- Marijuana Anonymous, 206.548.9034
- Narcotics Anonymous, 800.711.6375
- New Beginnings Shelter for Battered Women (24 hour crisis line), 206.522.9472
- Sex Information Line (Planned Parenthood), 206.328.7711
- Poison Information Center, 800.222.1222
- Seattle Counseling Services for Sexual Minorities, 206.323.1768
- Shepherd’s Counseling Services for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse, 206.323.7131
- University of Washington Dental Clinic/UW Dental School/Oral Medicine (Emergency appointments), 206.543.5850
- University of Washington Dental Clinic/UW Dental School/Oral Medicine (New patient appointments), 206.543.5830
Counseling Services Educational Programs
- Academic Self-Discipline
- Dealing with a Major Life Change
- Effective Stress Management
- Getting Your Needs Met
- Time Management