Counseling Services

PCC's free, professional counseling services can help you solve problems and develop your academic and personal potential. We offer short-term individual counseling (1-8 sessions). All services are open to currently registered students and limited career services are available to non registered students.

Our Mission

To assist a diverse population of learners to develop and accomplish personal, educational and career goals in an atmosphere that encourages the full realization of each individual's potential.

Visit any of our locations

Cascade SS 150, 971-722-5271
Monday-Thursday: 8am-6pm, Friday: 8am-4pm
Rock Creek Bldg. 9 Rm. 118, 971-722-7300
Monday-Thursday: 8am-6pm, Friday: 8am-4pm
Sylvania CC 216, 971-722-4531
Monday-Thursday: 8am-6pm, Friday: 8am-4pm
Southeast Center SCOMM 116, 971-722-6240
Hours vary, please call for an appointment

For information about each of the Counselors at the different locations, see Counselor profiles.

We can help with...

  • career development and exploration
  • learning problems
  • study skills
  • personal issues
  • assessing your abilities, interests and values
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • stress

Students In Distress

Students, faculty and staff play an invaluable role in helping students who are in distress. Your expression of interest, concern and compassion is an important factor toward a student seeking out the assistance they need. Your campus counseling center, Disability Services, Public Safety and administrators stand ready to assist you and any student in need. Find out more what you can do to help a Student in Distress.

Availability of Service

Counseling services are available only during counseling center business hours in fall, winter, and spring terms. We provide limited counseling services during the summer term. Please check with your campus counseling center for specific hours. If a student requires emergency services outside these hours they are advised to contact the Multnomah County Crisis Line at 503-988-4888 or 1-800-716-9769, Clackamas County Crisis Line 503-655-8585, Washington County Crisis Line 503-291-9111, or go to a hospital emergency room. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), is a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Confidentiality

Counselors are under professional standards that prohibit the disclosure of any information that students tell them during a counseling session, except by a release from the student or under specific circumstances. Exclusions may include: harm to self or others; abuse of a minor, elder or vulnerable adult; health/medical emergency; scheduling, or other circumstances required by Oregon law. Counselors will review confidentiality and these exclusions with you.