Southeast Counselors

Counselor (Eastside Campus), Cynthia Castellanos, MS, LPC, NCC

Cynthia Castellanos, MS, LPC, NCC
Tel: 713/ 718-7144; 713/718-2888
Fax: 713/ 718-7223
c.castellanos1@hccs.edu
6815 Rustic St., Learning Hub, Ste. 113
Houston, TX 77087

 

BIO

Ms. Cynthia Castellanos joined the Houston Community College - Counseling and Ability Support Services as a Counselor in October of 2008. She began her career as a Counselor after earning her Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Cynthia Castellanos is EMDR certified and is an advocate for the mental health of all HCC students. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas and is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).

 

Lead Counselor (Eastside Campus), Patrick Nguyen, MS, LPC, NCC

Patrick Nguyen, MS, LPC, NCC

Tel: 713/ 718-7144; 713/718-6855
Fax: 713/ 718-7223
patrick.nguyen@hccs.edu

6815 Rustic St., Learning Hub, Ste. 113
Houston, TX 77087

 

BIO

 

Patrick Nguyen has been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) since 2018 and has worked as a Counselor at HCC since 2009. He has been in higher education student services since 2000 in counseling, academic advising, recruitment, student life, student retention, & college technology. He has counseled clients with grief, depression, anxiety, issues involving LGBTQ or identity, career, and social/cultural adjustments.

As of now, you have started the path to feeling better. Allow Mr. Nguyen to listen and help you get to where you want to be. We can only wish that it was as simple and helpful conversing with the people around us. Mr. Nguyen’s goal is to give you a space for such a conversation. You talk; he’ll listen. In our sessions, we will form a supportive relationship using person-centered and cognitive behavioral techniques that will be used as a basis for other relationships in your world. Mr. Nguyen focuses on how you feel, where those feelings come from, and how to set concrete steps for you to progress and succeed. Mr. Nguyen works with clients in high school, college, mid-life, and those nearing retirement.

 

ADA Counselor (Eastside Campus) , Tavia James, MS, LPC

Tavia James, MS, LPC
Tel: 713/718-7144 ; 713/718-6738
tavia.james@hccs.edu
6815 Rustic Ave., Learning Hub, Ste. 113
Houston, TX 77087

BIO

Tavia James holds a Master’s Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling with an emphasis in Ethnic Minorities from Southern University and A&M College. During her academic work, she was awarded the Rehabilitation Services Administration Scholarship and inducted in Chi Sigma Iota, an international honor society.

Ms. James is a Texas State Board Licensed Professional Counselor. She also is an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing trained therapist. In 2011. Ms. James began her journey working in the counseling field. She has clinical experience providing psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, and families with diverse backgrounds and ranges of concerns. Ms. James has an extensive working knowledge of federal and state disability-related laws. She specializes in strategies and support building to address chronic, persistent mental illness, disability issues, and trauma. Ms. James strives to bring mental health awareness to HCC campus and its surrounding communities.