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Counseling

We're here when you need us

We all face challenges and obstacles in college and in life. You may have moments that are not easy to talk about. Perhaps you’re struggling academically, navigating personal relationships, or you may be living with mental health concerns. It can seem like you’re the only one struggling with these issues, but you are not. At TCC we have a counseling team that cares deeply about your growth and success, and we are here to support you.

"The counselor was great. I felt very comfortable with her. She encouraged me. I felt that she really could understand my point of view. Overall, I am very happy and glad I was able to meet her." --TCC Student

Free and confidential help

It’s difficult to focus on school when you’re feeling overwhelmed in other areas of your life. All TCC students can access free and confidential counseling services from our trained staff in areas such as:

  • Academic + Career Anxiety
  • Anxiety + Depression
  • Stress + Loneliness + Identity
  • Indecisions + Planning
  • Grief + Loss
  • Relationships
  • Transitional Support
  • Drugs + Alcohol
  • Career Planning
  • Veteran Concerns
  • Suicide + Self-harm
  • Other...

Meet our team of professionally trained counselors

All of our counselors are professionally trained and college faculty

Mary Pedersen

Department Chair, Counselor

253-566-5334

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Dave Howard

Counselor

253-566-5339

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Nigeria Bell

Counselor

253-566-5046

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Lexie Generous

Counselor

253-566-5337

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James Mendoza

Counselor

253-566-5062

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Kathy Brown

Counselor

253-566-5061

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More Counseling and Crisis Resources

 

Contact Counseling

Meet Our Counselors

253-566-5122

Location: Building 7

 

You may also walk in and schedule an appointment. 

 
 

Hours 

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Closed weekends and holidays

 

Assistance for staff and faculty

Personal counseling services for staff and faculty is available through TCC’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which can help with personal or work-related problems that may be impacting work performance.

Contact EAP