CAPS makes referrals to psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and other mental health resources in the community.

If you are interested in an off-campus referral you can contact CAPS at 206-296-6090 or If you are currently being seen at CAPS, you may also request referrals from your therapist.  Below are additional referral resources.

Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 12pm and 1pm - 4:30pm

Summer Business Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30am - 12pm and 1pm - 4:30pm

Friday, 8:30am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm 

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
  • Check your insurance company's website for their list of providers.
  • Use a referral service, for example:
Referral ServiceWebsitePhone
24-Hour Alcohol/Drug Help Line: Confidential telephone service providing assistance & treatment referrals. 206.722.3700
King County Community Information Line: Resources for health and human services in King County including low-cost mental health and chemical dependency counseling. 2-1-1
King County Sexual Assault Resource Line: 24-hour assistance and referrals. 888.99.VOICE
WSPA (Washington State Psychological Association): Referral info for psychologists in the state of Washington. 206.547.4220
Women's Therapy Referral Service: For all individuals, couples, and families seeking clinicians who are women. 206.634.2682

Lower Cost Providers

Agencies/ClinicsServices/FeesContact Information
Antioch Counseling Clinic Services: individual, couples, family, group therapy; art, play therapy; assessments. Graduate student clinicians supervised by licensed professionals.  Fees: sliding scale. 2505 3rd Avenue Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98121
Asian Counseling and Referral Service

Services: individual, group, family therapy; case management; psychiatric evaluation and medication management; addiction treatment. Services offered in other languages and to people of all ages.  Fees: sliding scale, Medicaid accepted.

3639 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S
Seattle WA 98144
Atlantic Street Center Services: serves low-income youth and families of color.  Fees: must have Medicaid or be Medicaid-eligible. 2103 South Atlantic Street Seattle, WA, 98144
Bastyr Center for Natural Health   Services: short-term therapy counseling. Graduate student clinicians supervised by licensed professionals.   Fees: $20/hour. 3670 Stone Way N., Seattle, WA 98103
CityU of Seattle Counseling Center Services: counseling for the general community; no limits to number of sessions.  Graduate student clinicians supervised by licensed professionals.  Fees: based on income; sliding scale of $5 - $60.

521 Wall Street, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98121

Catholic Community Services   Services: counseling for individuals 0 - 21 years old and their families; substance abuse treatment also provided for 18+. Fees: sliding scale.   Various locations throughout western Washington and greater Seattle area.

Harborview Mental Health and Addictions Services

Services: integrated chemical dependency, mental health and medical primary care treatment in an outpatient setting to assist people with chemical abuse and dependency problems. Fees: financial assistance to eligible patients.

401 Broadway, First Floor, Seattle, WA, 98122

Harborview Mental Health Services

Services among 3 clinics: assessment, triage, referral, brief intervention; CBT and DBT programs; medication management.  Fees: financial assistance to eligible patients.

Intake and Brief Intervention Services

Psychotherapy Clinic

Psychiatry Resident Clinic

Jewish Family Services

Services: individual, group, and family counseling.   Addiction services also offered.  Fees: sliding scale, Medicaid accepted.

1601 16th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122         
Pioneer Human Services

Services: individual and group counseling; assessment; psychiatric evaluation; medication management. Also provide chemical dependency services, including detox. Fees: Medicaid and private pay.

Multiple locations depending on services. Outpatient therapy:  901 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144                            
Samaritan Center of Puget Sound Low Fee Clinic  (Christian)  

Services: individual, couple, and family counseling.  Graduate student clinicians supervised by licensed professionals. 
Fees: sliding scale based on income.

564 NE Ravenna Seattle, WA 98115
Seattle Counseling   Service     Services: individual, couple, family, and group counseling for the LGBTQ community.  Also provide medication management, addiction services, and legal clinic.  Fees: sliding scale, Medicaid accepted. 1216 Pine St, Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98101
Sound Services: individual, couple, family, group counseling and medication management.  Also treatment for co-occurring substance use disorders.  Fees: accepts Medicaid and Medicare. Multiple locations, including several in Capitol Hill.       
Therapeutic Health Services Services: counseling for adults and youth; also addiction and detox services.  Fees: sliding scale, Medicaid accepted. Multiple locations; closest to SU:          
1116 Summit Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101                               

Wellspring Family Services

Services: individual, couples, and family therapy.  Fees:  reduced fees offered at Wellspring Neighborhood Centers. Seattle, Redmond, Bellevue.          
Need Immediate Help?

If you or someone around you is experiencing an emergency or are in a crisis, please call one of the numbers below to get in touch with someone right away:

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