The mission of the HCC Counseling Department is to provide holistic support for students pursuing their educational goals. In order to accomplish this mission, we will provide a full range of professional services including personal and mental health counseling, career counseling, academic skills enhancement, outreach programming, consultation, and crisis intervention.
Who we are
Who we are
HCC Counselors are licensed professionals with masters or doctoral degrees that offers free, time-limited, short-term counseling to currently enrolled students.HCC Counselors
What we do
What we do
We offer Personal Counseling, Career Counseling, Crisis Counseling, Student Success Retention and ADA Counseling Services.Counseling Services
We offer the following Counseling Services
Off-campus crisis resources
Nearest Mental Health Authority – Psychiatric Emergency Neuropsychiatric Center (NPC)
1502 Taub Loop
Houston, Texas 77030
Ben Taub Psychiatric Emergency
1504 Ben Taub Loop
Houston, TX 77030
- The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD - Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP)
1-866-970-4770 Prompt and high-quality assessments, and efficient stabilization services for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), is a free, 24-hour hotline available to
anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
- The Veterans Crisis Line supports Veterans in crisis and their families and friends through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
- Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC) Domestic Violence Hotline: Toll Free: 1-800-256-0551; Sexual Assault Hotline: Toll Free: 1-800-256-0661 Ending domestic and sexual violence for all.
- Trans Lifeline 877-565-8860, is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well-being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.
- LGBT Switchboard Houston 713-529-3211 LGBT Switchboard 24-Hour Helpline [formerly Gay & Lesbian Switchboard Houston] has been on the line for Houston’s GLBT community since 1982. A service of the Montrose Center, LGBT Switchboard continues to rely upon dedicated and specially trained volunteers to sustain itself.
- To Report Threatening Behavior or Report a Crime
Free online resources for students
- ULifeline is a comprehensive, confidential, online resource center for college students regarding mental and emotional health.
- The Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO provides accurate and personalized feedback about: individual drinking pattern; risk patterns; aspirations and goals; and helpful resources at Houston Community College and in the community.
- UpTo Date
Community Referral Resources
- Blue Book - HIV Resources The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009. Its council members, in collaboration with consumers, service providers, and other experts determine what services are most needed by people living with HIV in Houston.
- NAMI the National Alliance on Mental Illness is that nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization.
- The Council on Recovery The Council’s Center for Recovering Families is Houston’s premier outpatient provider of treatment for alcoholism, substance abuse, and mental health disorders.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) The National Institute on Drug Abuse is a United States federal-government research institute whose mission is to "lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction."
- 211info.org A non-profit organization that serves as an information hub, providing referrals for housing, health care, child care, food, and other resources.
- Coalition for the homeless The Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership in the development, advocacy, and coordination of community strategies to prevent and end homelessness.
- Houston Food Bank 713.223.3700 America’s largest food bank in distribution leading hunger relief in 18 southeast Texas counties.
- Harris County Community Services Department This office is focused on addressing the housing, infrastructure and public service needs of the low to moderate income community in Harris County.
- Legacy Community Health Services 832-548-5000 or 832-548-5100 As a full-service, Federally Qualified Health Center, Legacy identifies unmet needs and gaps in health-related services and develops client-centered programs to address those needs. A United Way-affiliated agency since 1990, we currently provide adult primary care, pediatrics, dental care, vision services, behavioral health services, OB/GYN and maternity, vaccinations and immunizations, health promotion and community outreach, wellness and nutrition, and comprehensive HIV/AIDS care.
- United Way 713-685-2300 United Way of Greater Houston engages caring people to improve lives and build a stronger community.
Free online career inventory resources
- ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP) ASVAB CEP empowers students nationwide to discover their strengths and interests then map out post-secondary plans that work. Start exploring. It's free!
- Career OneStop - U.S. Department of Labor Your source for career exploration, training & jobs Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. A proud partner of the American job center network.
- O*NET® Career Exploration Tools The O*NET® team has designed a set of self-directed career exploration/assessment tools to help workers consider and plan career options, preparation, and transitions more effectively. They also are designed for use by students who are exploring the school-to-work transition. The assessment instruments, which are based on a "whole-person" concept, are grouped into three major families: O*NET Ability Profiler; O*NET Interest Profiler; O*NET Work Importance Locator.
- HCC Counseling Link to Career Counseling Resources
Schedule an appointment
To schedule a counseling appointment, contact the campus counseling office directly.