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Counseling Resources

The following is a listing of local Counseling resources that offer services on a free or sliding scale, are nearby, and serve school-aged students. This list is being supplied as a courtesy by the Shoreline School District. This list is not an endorsement of providers, services, or fees. The Shoreline School District in no way assumes liability associated with providing this list, nor actions of the providers.

Children’s Crisis Outreach Response System (CCORS)



Cost/Payment Options: Free                    

CCORS helps families achieve stability, helps prevent future crises, and helps children remain in their home.  They offer short-term, community-based and family centered services with the goal of crisis stabilization, hospital diversion and prevent placements disruptions.

Asian Counseling & Referral Service



Cost/Payment Options: Medicaid, private insurance, sliding fee scale         

Provides a comprehensive array of mental health/counseling services and specialized behavioral health services to individuals and families, often combining western and eastern approaches. Staff represents Asian Pacific and other ethnic groups, and speak nearly 30 language and dialects.

Center for Human Services (CHS)     



Cost/Payment Options: Sliding scale, private insurance       

The mission of Center for Human Services is to strengthen the community through counseling, education, and support to children, youth, adults, and families.  They offer outpatient counseling to individuals, couples, children, youth and families as well as various groups in anger management, youth substance abuse, GLBTQ.

Adolescent Medicine – Seattle Children’s Hospital   



Cost/Payment Options: Medical coupons, private insurance, sliding fee     

Seattle Children’s Adolescent Medicine features a multidisciplinary team of medical providers, nurses, medical assistants, registered dietitians and social workers who work together to deliver care tailored to the needs of each patient. We have expertise in caring for the physical and emotional needs of young people from puberty through early adulthood. We provide consultation, evaluation and treatment of health issues that commonly arise during these years.

Harborview Abuse and Trauma Center



Cost/Payment Options:

Harborview Abuse & Trauma Center is a certified Community Sexual Assault Program (CSAP) and a designated Crime Victim Service Center CVSC).
They provide services to individuals and families impacted by all varieties of crime and interpersonal violence. Core services are provided at no charge and include:  Crisis intervention, general, legal and medical advocacy, information and referral.  We work with crime victims to complete and submit Crime Victim Compensation applications

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine – Seattle Children’s Hospital  



Cost/Payment Options: Medical coupons, private insurance, sliding fee     

Seattle Children’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine team specializes in providing short-term, evidence-based care for children and teens. The services they offer to your child depend on your child’s condition, the special training and skills of our providers and the openings we have.

ICHS - International Community Health Center



Cost/Payment Options: Medicaid, private insurance, sliding fee scale

ICHS’ behavioral health services are focused on improving the overall health of patients. The behavioral health provider works jointly with patients, primary care providers and other health care team members to evaluate and treat any health concerns affected by behavior. The behavioral health provider focuses on helping patients whose habits, unhealthy behaviors, stress, medical problems or emotions interfere with daily routines and negatively affect health. Behavioral health serves children, teens and adults.

Ryther Child Center



Cost/Payment Options: Sliding fee scales and other plans   

Ryther offers Therapy and Counseling, Transitional Community Treatment and Family support.  They also provide Neurodiverse Services to teach important skills to young people with Autism, ADHD and other similar neuro-developmental traits.  

Sound (formerly Sound Mental Health)        



Cost/Payment Options: Medical coupons, Medicare, private pay, sliding scale       

Informed by Reaching Recovery, their programs serve thousands of men, women and children, from youth to older adults, helping them reconnect with their families and loved ones and re-engage with their communities. 

YMCA Counseling Services



Cost/Payment Options: Medicaid, several private insurance plans, and financial aid using a sliding scale.

Their licensed therapists offer strength-based, trauma-informed approaches to help you understand yourself and gain skills to manage life’s challenges.  They provide critical services to all ages, Y members, and non-members of King County.

University of Washington


Website - Psychological Services and Training Center (The Clinic)

Cost/Payment Options: Sliding scale 

The Psychological Services and Training Center (the Clinic) provides psychotherapy and other psychological services to residents of the Seattle metropolitan area. Staff Therapists work with people of all ages who are experiencing psychological distress. We see children and adolescents with a wide variety of problems, ranging from behavioral difficulties in school or at home, to sadness and low self-esteem. We also see adults experiencing such problems as anxiety, depression, and family and relationship difficulties. In addition, we currently offer special services for those needing substance use evaluations, and learning disability assessment and intervention. In general, we serve those whose situations do not require hospital or medical care.

Washington State Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens

Families can access the service by calling 833-303-5437, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time, to connect with a referral specialist.


This program connects children, teens, and families with evidence-supported outpatient mental health services in their community. This free, telephone-based referral service is funded by Washington Healthcare Authority and operated by Seattle Children’s. The Mental Health Referral Service will provide thorough mental health referrals for children and teens 17 and younger from across Washington. 

How does it work? 

Families can call 833-303-5437 or submit an online request form.  A telephone intake will be scheduled with a Family Advocate Case Manager, who will ask for the patient’s information, including their mental health needs, location, and health insurance plan. After provider matches are found, the Case Manager will call and email the family to access providers or agencies in real-time. The same Case Manager will follow up with the family after a few weeks to ensure an appointment was made, provide any additional resources, and discuss any barriers there may have been. More information about our program, including FAQs, can be found on our website: PAL and WA Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens (

Black Girls Smile



Cost/Payment Options: Financial support available         

Black Girls Smile Inc. is a nonprofit dedicated to encouraging positive mental health education, resources, and support geared toward young African American females.​  Their vision is of a society that focuses on ensuring all young African American females receive the resources and support necessary to lead mentally healthy lives.

Consejo Counseling and Referral Service



Cost/Payment Options: Free or low cost 

Consejo Counseling and Referral Service is an award-winning agency that has provided behavioral health services to the Latino community in the state of Washington for near four decades. Their mission is to provide a continuum of behavioral health, substance abuse and domestic violence services including prevention, treatment and housing to individuals and families across Washington utilizing an interdependent treatment model so clients experience acceptance, emotional security and developmental growth while learning new skills to improve the quality of their lives. Consejo’s service delivery empowers clients to participate in their communities at their highest level of functioning.