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Meet Your Counselor

All counselors in the Mott Community College Counseling Center are Licensed Professional Counselors in the State of Michigan and several are also National Certified Counselors certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Our counselors can provide mental health counseling, career counseling, and educational counseling. Counselors have additional training and specialization in stress management, depression, anxiety, and suicidal prevention. A variety of counseling techniques and approaches will be utilized.

Keith Allen
Keith Allen, MA, LPC
keith.allen@mcc.edu
Health Sciences & Humanities Division Liaison

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I am a proud graduate of Mott Community College (class of 1988, AAS Public Administration). I then attended Michigan State University, Spring Arbor University, and Walden University. Respectively my bachelor’s studies include secondary education (social sciences, multi-cultural perspectives), parks and recreation, and family life education. I was an adjunct counselor and advisor for 10 years before attaining full time status. Before coming to Mott I had a private counseling practice; worked as a caseworker for the State of Michigan; served as Education Coordinator for Head Start; led the Genesee County Urban League Community Education program; worked as a Restorative Therapist at various organizations in Genesee and Saginaw Counties; lived in Florida for nearly 5 years working at an in- patient mental health hospital specializing in crisis intervention.

My graduate degree is in mental health counseling, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and supervise new counselors with special emphasis in career development. I am a Certified Clinical Supervisor of Career Counseling and member of the National Career Development Association and also belong to the Michigan Academic Advising Association and the Global Community for Academic. I have presented “The Effects of Retention Alerts on Student Success” at Michigan State University for a Big 10 school consortium on Student Services best practices. My ABD is in educational psychology with an emphasis in online learning and curriculum. I am currently pursuing my doctorate in Counseling Education and Supervision.


Lydia Lewis
Lydia Lewis, MA, DMIN, LPC
lydia.lewis@mcc.edu
Business Division Liaison

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Terry Love
Terry Love, MA, LPC
terry.love@mcc.edu
Health Sciences & Humanities Division Liaison

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I am a full time faculty member in the Counseling and Student Development Division (CASD). I have a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Eastern Michigan University and over 30 years’ experience in Higher Education, which includes teaching. My areas of expertise include all areas of Counseling: Mental Health, Academic Advising and Student Retention. I am a highly trained student advocate, with a passion for providing students with the highest level of service.


Trisha Nelson
Trisha Nelson, MA, LPC, NCC
trisha.nelson@mcc.edu
Business Division Liaison

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Trisha received her Masters of Arts degree in Counseling from Oakland University, Bachelors of Science in Counseling/Psychology from Rochester College and Associate of Applies Science in Early Childhood Education from Oakland Community College. She is a full time faculty member in the CASD Division, Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor and is a certified QPR instructor. Trisha has served on several committees throughout MCC including Curriculum Sub Committee, Developmental Education Steering Committee, Women in Education and has coordinated many efforts within the CASD Division. Over the years she has enjoyed presenting at local and national conferences in higher education. Trisha is proud of her efforts with the MCC CARE Team, mental health, and suicide awareness and prevention.


Jeff Simms
Jeff Simms, MA, LPC, NCC
jeff.simms@mcc.edu
Technology Division Liaison

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Jeff is a full-time faculty member of Counseling and Student Development. Jeff graduated from Oakland University with a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Central Michigan University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. Jeff is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Michigan and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Jeff focuses his energy on student success, retention, completion, and mental health awareness. Jeff provides professional mental health and career counseling to students when not teaching. Jeff is a clinical counseling supervisor for Limited Licensed Professional Counselors (LLPC). Jeff is a Past-President of the Genesee Area Counseling Association. Jeff’s area of expertise includes mental health counseling for anxiety and depression, stress management, social media, and academic advising.


Dan Thomas
Dan Thomas, MA, LPC, NCC
dan.thomas@mcc.edu
Fine Arts & Social Sciences Division Liaison

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I have worked at Mott Community College since 2004, I am currently a full time faculty member in the role as a Student Success Specialist. I am a licensed professional counselor in the State of Michigan and am nationally certified as well. I have supervised Masters level student in the Counseling field as well as professionals progressing in the Mental Health field. In 2003 I receive my Master in Counseling from Oakland University and began working at Mott in the summer of 2004. Prior to this, from 1977 to 2002, I was a Trooper with the Michigan State Police. I particularity enjoy my efforts here at MCC working with our Criminal Justice faculty and students.

September 7, 2017
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