General Central College Contact
General Department Email: CE.Counseling@hccs.edu
Lead Counselor (Central), Roman Alvarez, Ed.D., LPC, LMFT (he/his)
Roman, a doctoral-level counselor educator and psychotherapist, has over thirty years of combined professional experience in human services, behavioral health, and education. He is highly accomplished in the following areas: program development of clinical-, developmental-, prevention-, and curriculum-based treatment programming; disability services; clinical supervision; psychotherapy; personal-interpersonal coaching; educational and human services administration. Dr. Alvarez currently serves as a lead counselor in counseling & ability services and as an adjunct professor in psychology at HCC.
Professionally, Roman worked at TDCJ-Institutional Division (as associate clinical psychologist and supervisor), private psychiatric hospitals (as therapist and clinical/program director), Montrose Counseling Center-LGBTQIA (as doctoral counselor intern and therapist), MHMRA (as a therapist), and private psychotherapy practice (as therapist and owner). He taught at UHCL’s psychology graduate program, PVAMU’s counselor education program, the University of St. Thomas’ counselor education and clinical mental health counseling programs, HCC-Coleman's addictions counseling program, and has given numerous seminars on relevant topics in counselor education and behavioral health at various professional conferences.
Dr. Alvarez has an undergraduate degree in clinical psychology through Far Eastern University (Manila, Philippines), graduate degrees in clinical psychology and counselor education through Texas Southern University, and post-graduate training in archetypal-analytical psychology, dream interpretation, dream tending, dance-movement therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, sex offender treatment, understanding the criminal mind/personality, trauma resolution therapy, biofeedback training, collaborative therapies (social constructionist/post-modern), and clinical supervision. He is a licensed professional counselor (since 1989), licensed sex offender treatment provider (since 2006), and licensed marriage and family therapist (since 1992) in Texas.
Counselor, Cassandra Mack, MA, LCSW (she/her)
Cassandra Mack, MA, LCSW
Ms. Cassandra Mack joined the Houston Community College – Counseling Department in 2010 as a counselor. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Texas Southern University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Houston. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Texas.
Counselor, Nicole Loving, MA, LPC (she/her)
Nicole Loving, MA, LPC
Ms. Nicole Loving is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) within the state of Texas. Ms. Loving joined the Houston Community College-Central’s General Counseling Department in 2017. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Master’s of Art in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University. Ms. Loving has been working within the field of mental health for 10 plus years. Her areas of expertise include chronic mental illness treatment, substance abuse treatment, and individual and group counseling with at-risk populations.
ADA Counselor, Jette (Yetta) E. Lott, EdS, MA, LPC, CRC, NCC (she/her)
Jette (Yetta) E. Lott, EdS, MA, LPC, CRC, NCC
Ms. Jette E. Lott has been a Counselor since December 1999. In March of 2008, she began working as the ADA Counselor at Houston Community College Southeast and has been working as the ADA Counselor in the Ability Services Department at Houston Community College Central since September 2012. Jette E. Lott is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). She earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling in Higher Education from Western Michigan University in 1999 and earned her Education Specialist Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling from Wayne State University in 2004.
ADA Counselor, Senta Eastern, EdD, MEd, LPC-S, NCC (she/her)
Senta Eastern, EdD, MEd, LPC-S, NCC
Ms. Senta Eastern is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Texas and holds National Certification in Counseling (NCC). Senta Eastern joined the Houston Community College family as an ADA Counselor in 2013. She began her career as a counselor after earning her Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans (UNO). Her mission to provide services in support of persons who are differently-abled began over 12 years ago. She has served as a re-integration counselor for individuals and families traumatized by natural disasters. She also specializes in student recruitment and retention measures, outreach, career coaching, and life skills training. She has over 10 years of experience in higher education and has provided clinical mental health services in both private and community mental health agencies