HERE TO HELP
The Behavioral Health Services at Renton Technical College provides free and confidential services for current RTC students. Two Behavioral Health Therapists, Makinie Fortino and Sarah Hoaglin are available to help students experiencing personal concerns that interfere with their success at RTC. Sarah has a master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Makinie has a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
We offer short-term individual counseling, as well as crisis assistance to current RTC students who are experiencing personal concerns that interfere with their success at RTC. Short-term counseling is defined as up to eight sessions and can be extended, on an as-needed basis to twelve, fifty-minute sessions, per academic year. Referrals for continuing counseling off-campus are available and provided when appropriate.
HOW TO FIND US
During the temporary college closure, we are offering services via phone and video calls.
Scheduling your first appointment:
- Call and leave a message detailing your information (425-235-5759)
- Email Behavioralhealth@rtc.edu and ask us to call you.
To refer a student to Behavioral Health please either:
- Call and leave a message detailing the student and your information (425-235-5759)
- Email Behavioralhealth@rtc.edu and describe the situation.
When is a good time to meet with Behavioral Health? During the temporary college closure, we are offering services via phone and video calls from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
|We are happy to have students schedule to meet with us for the following concerns:||
|We are happy to meet with a student right away (crisis) for the following reasons:||
In case of an emergency:
||Crisis and Commitment staff who perform these duties are referred to as Designated Crisis Responders (DCRs) They are mental health professionals who are specially trained to conduct a holistic investigation of risk and to treat the person in need with dignity and respect during their time of Crisis.|
When Faculty/Staff can provide information or resources directly to the student:
If a student reports the following concerns please provide resources directly and inform them of our services:
Download: How to Help Students in Distress [PDF]
The Campus Security Department is located in Bldg. N. Campus Security provides safety and security services to the campus community Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Saturday 6 a.m. - midnight, excluding campus closures and holidays.
They are equipped to provide the following services and/or interventions:
- Safety Escorts
- Vehicle Assistance
In the event of any kind of abuse (sexual, relationship) you have the right to either speak to a counselor (confidentially) or speak to a teacher or staff member who is required, by law, to report the information you provide to HR/Title IX Investigator. If you choose to speak with a teacher/staff member first you are choosing to have this information reported.
Once we start working together Behavioral Health will not discuss anything you tell us with staff or faculty.
LibGuides at Renton Technical College
Get help! Fill out the Behavioral Health Form to get started or drop-in during our Wednesday Zoom Session.
Take a Break with Counselors
Drop-in sessions are offered via Zoom by clicking the link below.
Available: Temporarily Postponed Winter Quarter
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Phone: (253) 215-8782