Social Emotional Support

If you need immediate emergency assistance, please call 911.

Resources if in crisis:

Your school counselor's role includes providing professional assistance and support to a student or small group of students during times of transition, heightened stress, critical change or other situations impeding student success. School counselors do not provide therapy or long-term counseling in schools; however, school counselors are prepared to recognize and respond to student mental health needs and to assist students and families seeking resources. Who is your counselor? Check here.

Mental Health Topics You May Wish to Discuss with Your Counselor

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief/Loss

  • Self Harm

  • Suicide

  • Addiction

  • Racial Identity

  • Cultural Barriers

  • LGBTQ+

  • Friendships/Relationships

  • Family

  • Concerns about friends or peers

Drop In Times & Appointments – Students can drop in (no appointment needed) during lunch and before and after school. Appointments are available at other times during the day and can be made here.

School-Based Health Counselors – Our school-based health counselor is Sara Torelli (TorelliS@issaquah.wednet.edu or sara.torelli@swedish.org). She can offer confidential counseling and skill-building on many topics as well as referrals for outside mental health resources.

Swedish Remote Services (Chinese, Korean, Spanish)

Clubs - Want to meet new people? Issaquah High School offers a number of clubs and activities open to all students. These offer a chance to meet others with similar interests in a casual environment.