REMOTE COUNSELING

Remote services only: phone or online appointments/meetings 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.

Are you overwhelmed?

Family Life?

Self-care?

Relationships?

One to One Counseling

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 

 

Peer-to-Peer Mental Health Recovery Support Group 

Peer support is a mutual support and growth opportunity for those with mental health conditions.  Experience compassion and gain insight from hearing about the challenges and success of others.  Share your own experiences in a confidential, non-judgmental setting.

  • Designed for adults (18+) with mental health conditions

  • Co-facilitated by a Helpline House therapist and a case manager 

  • 90 minutes long and meets twice monthly

  • Free of cost to participants

 

Phone/Online Meetings
2nd and/or 4th TUESDAYS | 1:30 - 3 PM

Join the group by landline, smartphone, computer; audio and/or camera.

 

To request a link to this group, email gkapel@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?

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. 

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