REMOTE COUNSELING

Remote services only: phone or online appointments/meetings available during Governor Inslee's 'Safe Start' plan.

           During social distancing, phone appointments and online groups are available.  Learn more below. 

Free of Cost

The program serves as a cost-free confidential service for Bainbridge Island residents and their counseling needs. Services are provided by professional counselors to help with a variety of issues. Counselors are knowledgable about local resources and referrals to help you build a support group for your self-care plan.

Confidential

Helpline House observes all codes of confidentiality and ethics when working with community members. Cost-free phone

appointments are available M- F | 9 - 5 Call 206.842.7621or Email helpline@helplinehouse.org.

Overcoming Obstacles in the Time of Pandemic

March 4 - April 22, 2021 |  Thursdays | 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Or maybe you feel isolated, anxious, and powerless? Do current events feel too challenging? If so, we welcome you to join us on Thursdays to build positive coping skills and overcome obstacles during these difficult times. This is an open group; if you missed one, join us the next week.

Together, this strength-based group will encourage self-care, reflection, and discussion to learn coping skills to help you get through these tough times.

  • Begins March 4 - April 22, Thursdays

  • Designed for adults (18+)  

  • 8 ninety minute meetings, weekly 

  • Free of cost to participants

Questions are welcome, please email group facilitators:

Gina Kapel, LICSW, MSW gkapel@helplinehouse.org 

Tana Berry, BASW, MSW Intern tberry@helplinehouse.org

Register with the in-take coordinator, 206.842.7621, during business hours.
Join us. Use the meeting i.d. & passcode below to meet us online.

​​Get Started. 

Join Zoom meetings 

Meeting ID:

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Overcoming Obstacles in the Time of Pandemic

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Or maybe you feel isolated, anxious, and powerless? Do current events feel too challenging? If so, we welcome you to join us on Thursdays to build positive coping skills and overcome obstacles during these difficult times. This is an open group; if you missed one, join us the next week.

Together, this strength-based group will encourage self-care, reflection, and discussion to learn coping skills to help you get through these tough times.

  • Begins March 4 - April 22, Thursdays

  • Designed for adults (18+)  

  • 8 ninety minute meetings, weekly 

  • Free of cost to participants

Questions are welcome, please email group facilitators:

Gina Kapel, LICSW, MSW gkapel@helplinehouse.org 

Tana Berry, BASW, MSW Intern tberry@helplinehouse.org

Register with the in-take coordinator, call 206.842.7621, during business hours.
Join us online. Use the meeting ID & passcode below to meet us online.

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How to participate

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86813397139?pwd=VGIwL3IxUksvZ3hveEFGV0lja2dCdz09

  • Zoom Meeting ID: 868 1339 7139

  • Passcode: 838536 
     

    • By phone: Dial 253-215-8782 and enter the Meeting ID and Passcode


Online Support Group

March 4 - April 22, 2021

Thursdays | 1:00 - 2:30 PM

One to One Counseling

Family Life?

Self-care?

Relationships?

Depression is a serious but treatable medical condition that affects how a person feels, thinks, and acts. Though typically characterized by feelings of sadness, depression symptoms may appear as irritability or apathy. Tasks that seemed to be easy before may take longer because of lack of concentration. 

Anxiety is your mind and body’s natural response to events that are threatening. It’s important to keep in mind that experiencing anxiety is normal for everyone. However, when anxiety becomes severe, lasts for several weeks, and includes symptoms that keep you from doing things you usually would, it may be worth discussing with your health care professional. Anxiety symptoms are real—they are not just in your head. They can be treated, and they are nothing to be ashamed of.

 

Depression and Bipolar Alliance (DBSA)

Schedule a free phone appointment with a Helpline House mental health professional.

Call 206.842.7621 or email helpline@helplinehouse.org 

 
 

Schedule A Phone Appointment

Get a free, confidential phone appointment with Helpline House counselor.

Call 206.842.7621 or email helpline@helplinehouse.org 

The intake coordinator will need your

  • primary contact phone number

  • primary email

  • availability between M-F | 9 am - 5 pm

  • a summary of your critical needs  

Meet your counselor or group by phone or face to face online. You choose.

A social worker will call you upon your scheduled time.

Doxy.me is a simple, secure, confidential face to face online talk. 

24/7 Crisis Information
 

Remember, if you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency or fear for safety, call 911.

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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Call 1.800.273.8255 to speak to someone if you or a loved one is considering harming themselves or experiencing emotional distress.

Helpline House Food Bank and Social Services of Bainbridge Island

Helpline House is a community non-profit agency providing an umbrella of social services striving to help our Bainbridge Island neighbors to meet essential needs.  Basic services are provided cost-free, regardless of income.  Needs are defined broadly and not always financial.  Any community member in crisis or in need of consultation is welcome. 

Need after hours or emergency services?

Address

282 Knechtel Way NE

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

 

Donations

Mon - Fri, except Weds

9 - 11 AM
 

Food Bank Curbside Pickup

Mon - Fri, except Weds

12 PM - 4 PM

Social Work

Remote Services Only Via Phone
Weekdays 9 AM - 5 PM

Phone

(206) 842.7621

Email

helpline@helplinehouse.org

Fax

(206) 842-9867

Helpline House has a policy of non-discrimination regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual preference, age, disability or veteran’s status, and is in compliance with all requirements of law and regulations with respect to employment, volunteer participation or service delivery.