Mental Health

Kwawachee Counseling Center

Kwawachee Counseling Center (KCC) is a WA state licensed facility and a safe place where, during difficult times, crisis, or illness, clients can begin to find some purpose in these turning points in life. KCC provides a full range of preventative and treatment options to address your mental health needs.

Counseling Services Offered:

  • Screening and assessment for individual and family counseling
  • Short-term crisis-oriented counseling
  • Ongoing individual mental health counseling for children and adults
  • Ongoing group therapy
  • Ongoing couples and family therapy
  • Day treatment program
  • Suicide Prevention Services
  • Referral and coordination with traditional healers

Prevention services include educational presentations on strength-based topics such as dealing with stress, coping strategies, and traditional cultural teachings such as song and dance, and regalia making.

Group classes are an important part of the services provided at KCC. Classes, or groups, are an excellent learning opportunity and are well matched to the traditional ways we learned. Groups can provide support and a chance to share with others. Many of our groups are specific to “problems” so you can meet other folks struggling with similar things.

Class/Group Topics Include:

  • Anger Management
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting Support
  • Stress Management
  • Women's Group
  • Day Treatment
  • Suicide Prevention

For more information contact KCC.

Client Advocacy

Case management services include screening and assessment of basic needs such as food, shelter and financial assistance. Our client advocates then assist clients to access outside resources as needed.

  • Coordinate client referrals to PTHA and other tribal programs
  • Coordinate referrals to county, state, and private social service programs
  • Coordinate with DSHS workers
  • Assist clients in Medicaid, GAU and SSI application process

For more information call (253) 593-0247

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. By calling or texting 988, or chatting online at, people are connected with trained crisis counselors who can provide support in the moment, and if appropriate, connect them with resources in their community.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When Should I Seek Counseling?
A counselor can help you identify your problems and assist you in finding the best ways to cope with the situation.

Some of the issues for which counseling may be helpful include:

  • Depression, anxiety, stress and other emotional problems
  • Family and relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Sexual abuse and domestic violence
  • Eating disorders
  • Personal growth and self-esteem
  • Grief and loss
  • Adapting to life transitions

If you have additional questions about counseling, or are still not sure if therapy is right for you, call 253-593-0247. We would be happy to consult with you about your situation and to answer any questions you may have.

Q: Is everything I say confidential?
A: As a client, we guarantee the protection of confidentiality within the boundaries of the client/counselor relationship.

Q: How do I make an appointment to meet with a counselor or advocate?
A: Call 253-593-0247 to make an appointment or inquire about walk-ins.