Providing counseling services to people of all ages and incomes in the community.
By meeting individually, as a couple, with your children or family, or as part of a group, our counselors can help with:
- Understanding yourself and how you relate to the world
- Overcoming problems like depression or anxiety
- Improving your interpersonal skills at home and on the job
- Enriching your relationship with your partner or family
- Families going through divorce, chronic or acute illness, bereavement, or trauma
- Finding answers for your child’s difficulties at home or in school including:
- Testing, assessment, and school recommendations for learning issues
- Group and individual training in friendship skills and dealing with peer bullying
- The challenges of Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
Trained in a variety of clinical psychology and counseling techniques, our staff consult with you to identify the best approach for your situation. In partnership with seasoned, licensed psychologists and counselors, the Clinic provides supervised learning opportunities for graduate students, with special attention to understanding multicultural differences.
There are no limits to the number of sessions which are held in a safe and supportive setting. Sessions are recorded for educational and training purposes and are kept confidential in compliance with Federal and state privacy regulations.
The Antioch Community Counseling and Psychology Clinic partners with Theravive to help publicize the Clinic’s low-fee counseling services for those in need.
Who is going to know I am in therapy? (Confidentiality)
In accordance with ethical principles of various mental health professions and federal and state law, all sessions are kept strictly confidential between client and therapist. Confidentiality may be broken when a therapist believes there may be abuse of dependent individuals or believes you may physically harm yourself or someone else. Your student therapist will discuss this with you before any information is released to anyone. Videotaped sessions are used exclusively for supervision, training, and educational purposes.
What is the fee/cost?
The full fee for a 50-minute session is $100. The Clinic offers a generous sliding-fee scale that ranges from $20 to $100 based on annual income and family size. Assessments are also available for children and adults and range from $300 to $2,400.
Does the University charge students for counseling services?
No. Counseling is available free of charge to all matriculated Antioch University students.
Do you take insurance?
The Clinic is unable to bill insurance but is happy to provide you with necessary paperwork to submit to your insurance company. Please be aware that most insurance companies will not reimburse you for treatment provided by students in training. However, we will match any outpatient behavioral health service copay amount (minimum $20) for counseling services.
What can I expect during my first session?
For your first session, you should plan to arrive about 15 minutes early to complete paperwork. Your therapist will go over the paperwork with you and discuss what brings you into therapy at this time. Sessions usually last 50 minutes unless otherwise arranged by your student therapist.
What are the cameras for?
Because AUS is an educational institution, all sessions are digitally recorded for supervision training and educational purposes. The recorded sessions are kept for three months and then destroyed.
Who are the therapists?
Because the Clinic is part of Antioch University Seattle and the psychology department, the therapists are students enrolled in either a master’s degree program or the doctoral program.
What is the theoretical background of the student therapists?
The theoretical background of Clinic therapists is unique and specific to their area of training. Master’s students in the Couple and Family Therapy program hold family/systems orientations, and master’s students in the Mental Health Counseling program hold more varied theoretical orientations. Similarly, doctoral students may have a specific theoretical orientation. If you would like, you can ask your therapist about their ideas about therapy on your first meeting.
How much experience do the student therapists have?
Student therapists have a range of experience working with different populations, varying from beginner to many years of experience. All students are supervised by experienced licensed mental health professionals.
Will therapy work for me?
People seek therapy for different reasons, and therapy works differently for different people. Coming in to talk to a therapist is a good starting point in seeing if therapy is something you want to pursue.