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.
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.
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 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.
Tom is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Board-Certified Counselor. He is an Interim Student Success Specialist and Counseling Faculty, serving MCC and its students in various counseling-advising roles since 2009. Tom identifies his focus as inspiring hope in students, empowering them in discovering, embracing, and achieving their academic, career, and life aspirations.
Tom received his Master of Arts in Clinical and School Counseling from Central Michigan University, a Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology from Southwestern AOG University, and an Associate in Science from Mott Community college. He brings a wealth of experience to MCC, including inpatient psychiatric and addictions treatment with McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital, Flint Community Schools as a school counselor, having his own private counseling practice, as well as working in various aspects of health care and health care management. Tom also provides Clinical Counseling Supervision for Limited Licensed Professional Counselors (LLPC’s) and is a past president of the Genesee Area Counseling Association.
Our Counselors are available to help students cope with life issues. Confidential short-term personal counseling is available for you.
Undecided about your major? Career Counseling can help you explore your personality, interests, and values to begin making a structured plan.