Summer Quarter is Online. Starts June 29.

TCC staff and faculty are here to help you remotely. Campus buildings are closed. 

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Counseling

We are available for you this summer

Tacoma Community College mental health counseling sessions will be conducted remotely via an internet platform called Doxy.me. The Counseling Center is implementing this change in order to help protect you and the community’s physical health and safety. You will be invited into the session by your counselor through an email link and you may talk to your counselor either through a video screen or by audio only.

How to Schedule an Appointment:

  • Use the Counseling's  Microsoft Bookings page.
  • Email us to make an appointment request at: “tccpersonalcounseling@tacomacc.edu”.
  • If you know the counselor you would like to schedule with, please email them directly:

Nigeria Bell:  nbell@tacomacc.edu  *NOT PROVIDING COUNSELING SUMMER QUARTER*

Kathy Brown:  kbrown@tacomacc.edu 

Lexie Generous:  agenerous@tacomacc.edu 

Dave Howard: dhoward@tacomacc.edu  *NOT PROVIDING COUNSELING SUMMER QUARTER*

James Mendoza:  jmendoza@tacomacc.edu  *NOT PROVIDING COUNSELING SUMMER QUARTER*

Mary Pedersen:  mpedersen@tacomacc.edu  *NOT PROVIDING COUNSELING SUMMER QUARTER*

  • Once your information is received, the Counseling Center staff will contact you within 1-2 business days to schedule the appointment and provide paperwork. At that time, we will provide next steps for accessing Doxy.me and your session with your counselor.
  • Please keep in mind, your information may not be reviewed for up to 72-hours due to weekends and/or holidays.
  • If you are interested in other mental health resources, visit the coronavirus resources webpage

About 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 Tacoma Community College 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...

Summer 2020: Online Counseling

During this time the Counseling Center is closed, but open remotely to help students.

Online counseling sessions are carried out via a privacy protected internet platform called Doxy.me. The Counseling Center is implementing this change in order to help protect you and the physical health and safety of our community. You can choose to talk to your counselor through either video chat, or by using audio only.

 

Scheduling an Appointment

 If you are a student continuing sessions: please email your counselor directly using the links below.

Otherwise to create your first new counseling appointment, you can schedule using the Counseling's Microsoft Bookings page.

You may also choose to contact the Counseling Center Staff Email. 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.

 

Meet Our Team

Counseling group pictureAll of our counselors are professionally trained, and college faculty.

  

 

Mary Pedersen

Department Chair, Counselor

NOTE: Mary is not providing Counseling during the Summer 2020 Quarter

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Dave Howard

Counselor

NOTE: Dave is not providing Counseling during the Summer 2020 Quarter

Email

Nigeria Bell

Counselor

NOTE: Nigeria is not providing Counseling during the Summer 2020 Quarter

Email

 

James Mendoza

Counselor

NOTE: James is not providing Counseling during the Summer 2020 Quarter

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More Counseling and Crisis Resources

 

Contact Counseling

Meet Our Counselors

 
 Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Closed on 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