Meet our team
Our team of professionally trained counselors are available to meet with you in an atmosphere of trust and confidentiality. All counseling services – with the exception of vocational testing – is offered at no charge to TCC students.
People are powerful! The relationships we create with family members, friends and peers allow us to apply meaning to our own circumstances.
When working with students, I use relationships to help explore patterns and identify solutions to address concerns like family conflict, life/academic transitions, trauma, anxiety and crisis intervention. I have experience working with active-duty service members, veterans and students of various cultural backgrounds in schools, private practice and on Joint Base Lewis-McCord. As a Counselor at TCC, I believe each person’s life is unique and together we will utilize your distinct strengths to develop goals that will help you succeed.
I am honored to be part of people’s learning journey. I have been at TCC for more than 15 years and I am devoted to the success of our students.
I am originally from Buffalo, N.Y., and I have a BA from SUNY Potsdam. I also have a M.Ed. from Alabama A&M University and a Doctorate in Counseling from George Washington University. I have always had a special interest in issues surrounding grief and loss. I use a variety of counseling techniques, but I approach every situation as unique. I strongly believe that all people have the ability to play a positive role in their life and the lives of others. We all have tremendous potential. I feel lucky to have the opportunity to explore that potential with the people I speak with.
As a TCC Counselor, it is my job and passion to assist students with challenges that may interfere with school and wellness.
Through solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral approaches, my goal is to help students feel more empowered to move forward in productive and healthy ways. The process takes place by active listening and leading the student back to their own reasoned, confident and compassionate inner voice as a source of wisdom and direction. I have worked as a school counselor for many years and especially enjoy working with the community college population.
It is a huge privilege to walk besides students as they share stories and explore who they are.
I enjoy supporting college students with all of the complexities of life through an authentic relationship while striving to understand realities. I am here to provide support, kind challenge, and intentional love and guidance in a collaborative and person centered manner to all students. I strive to be as anti-oppressive, intersectional, and holistic as possible while helping folks navigate the many systems that exist to get care and their needs met in healthy, productive, and meaningful ways.
It is an honor and privilege to be able to work with students.
I can assist you in assessing, planning, and implementing your immediate and long-range academic goals. Additionally, I am available to assist you in assessing your aptitudes, abilities, and interests concerning career pathways. Lastly, I recognize that personal concerns can be a major influence to student success or lack thereof. My natural laid back disposition often helps people relax and feel comfortable to talk. I am not going to pretend to have all the answers or solutions to a person’s problem(s), but together we can take steps to identify possible options and create an action plan to address that which concerns you most.
Hola, I am first-generation Mexican-American originally from San Diego, CA. As a first-gen I hold a special interest in serving folks from underserved communities.
It is important for me to create a space where people feel like they not only belong, but that their story matters. I am passionate about systemic change, healing intergenerational trauma, social justice, learning, and contributing to the community. As a therapist, I collaborate with you to create compassion for yourself while creating an empathetic and non-judgmental environment to support your growth. I work with you to identify your strengths for the greater health of your well-being. I am an Air Force veteran and military spouse; I am dedicated to working with the military community and address the pressures and changes of the military lifestyle.
Scheduling an Appointment
If you are a student continuing sessions: please email your counselor directly using the links above.
Otherwise to create your first new counseling appointment, you can schedule by selecting the "Book an Appointment" link.
You may also choose to contact the Counseling Center Staff Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once your information is received, you will be contacted within 1-2 business days* and provided with the counseling session paperwork. At that time, we will also deliver next steps for accessing Doxy.me and your counseling appointment.
Alternatively, you can schedule a Counseling appointment by connecting to the Advising Center Zoom Lobby during their hours, and requesting to schedule with a counselor.
*Emails received on weekends and/or holidays may not be reviewed for up to 72-hours.