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Experiencing a crisis?

Please contact one of the following helplines: 

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • King County local 24/7 Crisis Line (suicide, mental health, substance use): 866-427-4747
  • Crisis Text Line: text “Heal” to 741-741
  • Trevor Project (specifically for the LGBTQ+ community): 1-866-488-7386

School Counseling and Mental Health in the Issaquah School District

Issaquah schools provide comprehensive guidance and school counseling services in each building. All students have access to and the right to participate in these programs, which focus on academic, career, and social/emotional development to enhance the learning process, provide access to education, and support student readiness and success. Our school counseling teams plan and implement their programs with consideration for  student, family, school, and community members, and can help to connect students and families to resources and supports in our schools and community. Our ultimate goal is to help students obtain the knowledge, skills and attitudes that lead to academic, career, and personal success.

Access Care Solace Services

  • 24/7/365 multilingual support – A multilingual team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to help you understand options, call providers on your behalf, and schedule an appointment
  • Care regardless of insurance – Connect to care with any coverage including Medicaid, Medicare, and sliding scale options for those without insurance.
  • Easy access to care – Use Care Match, the self-serve website, to find a provider or services on your own.
  • Call 888-515-0595 at any time. 
  • Search anonymously to get matched with an extensive list of care providers. Visit and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.

Access Care Solace Services

If you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. Care Solace is NOT an emergency response service or mental health service provider.

IHS Counseling Office Hours

Counseling Office Summer Hours

The Counseling Office will close Friday, June 21 at 3:00 p.m.

Counseling Office hours will resume Wednesday, August 7,  for office staff, with Counselors returning mid-late August.

  • Summer Hours: 
    • August 7 - August 28
    • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Regular Hours:  
    • Beginning August 29 
    • 7:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. (M, T, Th, F)  
    • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m. (Wednesdays)

College & Career Center    

Contact Us - Counseling Office Support

Maureen Lipsen

Office Support - Counseling

Lori Benedict


Kim Pike

Office Support - Data Processor

Contact Us - Counselors

Hilde Tzemos

Counselor - Alpha (A-Che)

Maegan Pedersen

Counselor - Alpha (Jp-Mark)

Julianna Jenkins

Counselor - Alpha (Stam-Z)

Emily Combellick

Counselor - Alpha (Chf-F)

Charene Gray

Counselor - Alpha (Marl-Pi)

Rachel Auffant

Counselor - Alpha (G-Jo)

Stacy Clawson

Counselor - Alpha (Pj-Stal)