CAPS is transitioning to tele-counseling options for students who currently reside in WA state. CAPS staff are licensed to practice in WA state only. For students who reside outside of WA, CAPS can assist you with tele-counseling referrals in your area. Please contact for assistance 206.296.6090 

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.

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. If you have student health insurance purchased through SU, you can search for providers here.
  • 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: