Project NEON (Needle and Sex Education Outreach Network) is an HIV-prevention program for gay, bi and trans men affected by crystal methamphetamine. The program is geared towards men who are actively using as well as those in recovery. Peer educations are current and/or former crystal users trained to provide education about safer sex and safer use practices to other people who use crystal in communities.
Project PEER (Peer Education Enrichment Resource) is a peer-led outreach and non-medical case management program aimed to help individuals who are at high risk for acquiring HIV. The program was created to serve those individuals who have fallen through the community based organization cracks who are in need of assistance getting linked into preventative care. Peer Support Specialists link individuals to preventative treatments, resources, and help them navigate the healthcare system.
The Immigrant, Refugee, Undocumented Outreach (IRUO) Program is community education and advocacy program working to increase and improve access to culturally and linguistically competent behavioral health services to immigrants, refugees, and undocumented community members. The program addresses how local service agencies can work in collaboration with community partners to eliminate barriers and improve access to services for these members of our community.
The Hepatitis AIDS Substance Abuse Program (HASAP) is a compassionate harm-reduction and outreach program aimed to serve community members living with hepatitis and AIDS, or are at high-risk for the two. These free services are meant to meet the individual where they are, whether it’s talking for ten minutes, setting up ten counseling sessions, or helping the individual navigate their options and the healthcare system as needed.
We are here to help.
Committed to providing accessible services to all of our community.
We are the first and oldest behavioral health organization serving the LGBTQ community. We have continuously found innovative strategies to meet the behavioral health needs of our diverse and complex LGBTQ community.
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Thank you for your interest in services at Seattle Counseling Service.
At this time, in order to meet the needs of our current clients, we are not accepting any new applications for services. If you are experiencing a crisis, please contact Crisis Connections at 866-427-4747
To get on a waitlist for when we are able to begin taking clients again, please fill out the following form and we will reach out as soon as we are able. Please note, this may be a 30 day or more wait.
After completing your application, we will contact you quickly to schedule your first appointment.
Scheduling your appointment
Once we've received your application, it will be reviewed by our Client Services Department. You will normally be contacted within 3 business days to arrange for your first appointment. Wait times for appointments vary and are subject to availability. Additionally, you may request that we not leave phone messages for you and/or you may indicate that only certain phone numbers are to be used for communication.
What to expect during your appointment
Your first appointment, called an assessment, will be focused on learning more about your needs and goals for treatment. This session generally takes about two hours. After the first session, you will be matched with an individual counselor best suited to your needs and goals. You will meet with this counselor for individual sessions and they will become your point of contact for all services at SCS.
Your insurance may qualify.
To help expedite your application please provide your insurance carrier information including your member ID and a company contact number. We request that you bring your insurance card to your initial appointment in addition to providing the information on your application. We are available to answer any questions you may have about our programs and services. Messages will be returned.
Need more information? Give us a call.(206) 323-1768
Payment & Fees
Payment of fees, co-pays, and co-insurance are expected at the time of service. We accept cash, debit, and VISA/MasterCard.
Fees vary according to the type of service you receive. If you qualify as low-income and do not have Medicaid or insurance coverage, discounts are available using our sliding scale to help you with costs. Unfortunately, even at the bottom of our sliding scale services are not completely free. Our agency has limited additional grant funds which are subject to availability and qualifying criteria.
We currently accept the following:
MH & SUD Services:
- Kaiser Permanente PPO/HMO
- 1st Choice Health
- Community Health Plan of Washington
What do I do if I am in crisis?
Call the crisis clinic's 24 hour hotline at (866) 427-4747 or (206) 461-3222. If you are already a client of SCS, you may call us at (206) 323-1768 during our business hours Monday throughThursday 8AM-8PM and Friday 8AM to 5PM. If you are looking for information or referrals for local low-income or homeless resources try crisisclinic.org or call toll-free 2-1-1.
What if I do not identify as LBGTQ?
We provide treatment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, immigration status, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or disability. However, since our mission is to meet the needs of the LGBTQ community and to provide a safe place for sexual minorities, it may be deemed by clinical staff that a referral to another agency may be more appropriate for you. We will not tolerate any actions, language, or attitudes that compromise this mission and the successful treatment of others.
What are your hours and where are you located?
Our office is open Monday through Friday 8AM to 5 PM. We are closed on Saturday and Sunday. We are located at Sixth & Lenora, just 2 blocks north of the Westlake Transit Center.
What qualifications does your staff have?
Our agency is a state licensed community mental health agency and state licensed chemical dependency outpatient treatment facility. All clinical staff members hold Master's level degrees or higher and are credentialed Mental Health Professionals. All staff members have training and experience in providing culturally competent services to LGBTQ clients.
Do you have in-patient services?
SCS is outpatient only. If you need to go into an in-patient program we can help with a referral to another facility.
I'm concerned for my privacy. How do you protect that?
We strictly adhere to all local, state and federal privacy laws. We will never release any information about you nor even acknowledge that you are a client at SCS to anyone without your express written permission. Additionally, you may request that we not leave phone messages for you and/or you may indicate that only certain phone numbers are to be used for communication.
You are not alone. We are here for you.
When you are ready to get started or if you have
any questions, please contact us.
We are located in the Sixth & Lenora Building and occupy the entire fourth floor. Our entry door faces 6th Avenue. If your appointment is between 9am-5pm, use the elevator to come up to the fourth floor. If your appointment is before 9am or after 5pm, use the callbox outside to dial "Sea Co. Service" and you will be let inside by reception.
Seattle, WA 98121
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Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM