Issaquah School Based Mental Health Program

Is your student suffering from anxiety, depression or other mental health issues? Free help is available through the Issaquah School District’s school based mental health counselors. The counselors are employed by Swedish, contracted by the district. Learn more about this school-based mental health program

Services provided

During remote learning we are offering remote mental health counseling via phone and secure Zoom sessions for counseling and skill-building on many topics, some of which include: 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and worry
  • Relationship problems
  • Family concerns
  • Grief and loss
  • Access to community resources

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Who can access services?

Any student or family in the Issaquah school district has access to the counselors. In accordance with state law, teens 13 and older may receive confidential mental health counseling without parental knowledge or consent. Students under the age of 13 will need parental permission to engage in counseling services. 

Can I refer a student? 

Referrals are accepted from anyone who has a concern about a student and can be made by contacting the student’s school counselor. The school based mental health counselor assigned to your student’s school will reach out to the referred student or their family about the concerns. However, the service is voluntary and students are not required to utilize our services. Counselors are bound by HIPAA laws and will not divulge any confidential information without student written consent. In the event we feel a student is at serious risk for harming themselves or others, or in a case of child abuse or neglect, school staff, parents and authorities, as appropriate, will be involved. 

Can I get more information? 

Learn more from the Issaquah School District web site

More about Behavioral Health services at Swedish.