The mission of Counseling services at Houston Community College is to help students graduate when they may face problems or academic difficulties. Counselors engage students in the  Successful Learning Intervention Program (SLIP), with focused interventions to help a student achieve educational, personal and professional goals, while valuing and considering diverse interests, skills, and abilities.


HCC Counselors are licensed professionals (and Counseling interns) with masters or doctoral degrees.  Some of the services offered include:

  • Career Assessment, planning and exploration.
  • Counseling for personal concerns such as test anxiety, relationships and time management.
  • Crisis Intervention
  • ADA Counseling services for students with a need for reasonable classroom accommodations through our Ability Services office.
  • Specialized counseling for students on academic probation and/or suspension.
  • Community resource information.

When are Counselors available?

Counselors are available by appointment during the following hours:

  • Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 6 pm
  • Fridays 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Walk-in hours are Monday through Thursday:

  • 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Hours may vary across campuses.

Counseling Mission Statement

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 career counseling, academic skills enhancement, outreach programming, consultation, and crisis intervention.

Note: Houston Community College Counseling Services provides time-limited, short-term counseling (3 to 5 sessions per semester while currently enrolled) by licensed mental health professionals and/or supervised graduate student interns.  Students eligible for Counseling Services may work with their counselor to identify additional, off-campus resources if more intensive or long-term counseling is required, or if students require resources or competencies beyond what the Counseling Services Office can provide.