Counseling and Psychological Services


  • CAPS makes referrals to psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and other mental health resources in the community. You are welcome to meet with a CAPS professional to obtain referrals.

    Finding Off-Campus Counseling & Mental Health Services

    Crisis/Emergency Services

    • King County 24-hour Crisis Line: 206-461-3222 - Immediate help for people in crisis
    • Police: 911
    • Emergency Rooms
      Harborview Medical Center, 325 9th Ave, Seattle 206-731-3074
      Swedish Medical Center, 848 Broadway, Seattle 206-320-2111

    Referrals to therapists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals:

    • Ask your primary care provider for referral names
    • Ask trusted friends and family for referral names
    • Check your insurance company's website for their list of providers. If you have student health insurance purchased through SU, you can search for providers in your area.
    • Use a reputable referral service, for example:
    Referral Service Website Phone
    WSPA (Washington State Psychological Association): Referral info for psychologists in the state of Washington   206.545.3994
    King County Community Information Line: Resources for health and human services in King County including low-cost mental health and chemical dependency counseling.   800.621.4636
    Women's Therapy Referral Service: Includes screening w/referral coordinator & introductory mtgs w/ 3 therapists within WTRS group for individual matching   206.634.2682
    24-Hour Alcohol/Drug Help Line: Confidential telephone service providing assistance & treatment referrals   206.722.3700
    King County Sexual Assault Resource Line: 24-hour assistance and referrals   888.99.VOICE

    Lower Cost Providers

    If you have limited resources and need a lower cost provider, here are some options.

    Agencies/Clinics Services/Fees Location/Phone
    Alliance Community Psychotherapy Clinic   Services: Low income mental health counseling
    Fees: Sliding Scale
    Dependent on location of therapist/ Seattle, WA
    Antioch Community Counseling & Psychological Clinic   Services: Individual, couples, family, group therapy; art, play therapy; clinical consultation; assessments. Fees: Sliding Scale. 2326 Sixth Ave Seattle, WA 98104
    Bastyr University - Natural Health Clinic   Services: Brief, solution-focused counseling for couples and relationship difficulties, rape and grief/loss issues. Seniors in college provide counseling with supervisionFees: $15/hr for counseling sessions 1307 N 45th St. Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98103
    Catholic Community Services - Counseling and Mental Health   Services: Counseling for individuals, couples and families
    Fees: Sliding scale of $20-$85 per session depending on services (locations in Seattle, Bellevue, Kent>
    875140th Ave NE Suite #205, Bellevue, WA 98005
    Family Services   Services: Mental health counseling, multicultural counseling & family counseling
    Fees: Sliding scale
    Downtown Seattle, West Seattle, North Seattle & Renton locations. See web site for addresses.
    Fremont Community Therapy Project   Services: Therapy for individuals age 16 and older & couples (same sex & heterosexual). Treatment with EMDR for survivors of trauma. Psychological assessment for intellectual and/or emotional functioning.
    Fees: Dependent upon provider credentials & financial need.
    3429 Fremont Place N. Ste 310 Seattle, WA 206.633.2405, x2
    Harborview Mental Health Services - Outpatient/Crisis Intervention   Services: Initial mental health assessment; other services may include psychiatric evaluation, psychiatric medications, medication monitoring, case management and referrals. If requested, IBIS may assist families of patients with acute psychiatric problems while the patient is in services. Next day appointments (NDAs, occur one to two business days after the initial screening) are available for adults.
    Fees: Dependent upon provider credentials & financial need.
    401 Broadway, First Floor, Seattle, WA 98122
    Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study   Services: Psychotherapy for individual children, adults, and people with disabilities. Provides only long-term mental health counseling.
    Fees: Sliding scale fee of $10-$60
    9709 3rd Ave NE, #209 Northgate Plaza Bldg Seattle, WA 98115
    Pioneer Human Services - Pioneer Counseling   Services: Comprehensive counseling and chemical dependency services; psychiatric evaluations, medical and medication monitoring
    Fees: Sliding scale of $6-$90
    105 14th Ave Suites A and B Seattle, WA 98122
    The Psychoanalytic Referral Service (PRS)   Services: Psychoanalytic psychotherapy & psychoanalysis
    Fees: Some sliding scale fees available
    2711 E Madison Stes. 202 & 209 Seattle, WA 98122
    Psychotherapy Cooperative   Services: Serves persons who are in need of psychotherapy but cannot pay rates charged in private practice or through community agencies
    Fees: Sliding scale
    2711 E Madison Seattle, WA 98122
    Samaritan Center of Puget Sound (The Clinic)   Services: Counseling for individual, couples & families with limited resources
    Fees: Sliding scale
    564 NE Ravenna Seattle, WA 98115
    Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities   Services: Counseling services specializing in serving gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people & counseling for persons with mental illnesses.
    Fees: $0 - $85 per session
    1216 Pine St, Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98101