District Clinical Counseling Services (DCCS) is committed to increasing student enrollment, retention, and successful completion by supporting students with their personal goals. The DCCS provides support and assistance to students during difficult or crisis situations. Licensed and license-eligible clinical counselors will assist students through personal challenges, transitions, and the stressful times throughout a student’s college experience.
To schedule an appointment or referral for mental health clinical services please submit a District Clinical Counseling Services Referral / Request
My role as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor for Austin Community College (ACC) is to serve my clients based on a holistic approach, combined with clinical experience, personal observations; and advocacy, while deciding on mental health goals together, and providing recommendations in line with those goals. I strive to create a safe & trusting space for all of my clients within a foundation that is free of judgment, great communication, compassion, and mutual respect.
Areas of Experience & Focus: Young Adult/Adolescent Issues - Suicide & Crisis Management- Depression/Anxiety - Stress Reduction- Relationship Issues- Sexual Assault/Violence - Grief & Loss- Time Management -Social/Communication Skills- Stress Reduction- Parent Education, Self-Esteem & Personal Growth. Theoretical Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered, Narrative and Solution Focus.
LPC-Associate, Bilingual in Spanish, employed with ACC since 2010 to current; supervised by Associate Dean of Counseling Dr. Zamarripa, LPC-S
Janny offers counseling remotely via video and/or phone. She also offers in-person sessions at the Highland Campus (HLC).
Susan M. Lorino is a licensed professional counselor with 15 years of experience counseling students in higher education. Her passion stems from wanting to help students overcome whatever is getting in the way of achieving what it is they most want for themselves. Susan’s style is compassionate, non-judgmental, curious, and includes humor (yes, we laugh in therapy!). Areas of focus include adult/childhood trauma, PTSD, relationship difficulties, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem issues. Susan utilizes EMDR, the NeuroAffective Relational Model, Sandtray Therapy, somatic techniques, and mindfulness in her work.
Susan offers counseling remotely via video and/or phone. She also offers in-person sessions at the Rio Grande Campus (RGC).
Hello, my name is Tracy Long. I finished my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in September 2019 and now I am completing my 3000 hours as an LPC-Associate, under the supervision of Julianne Reck, LPC-S.
I have worked at ACC for over 12 years and I truly enjoy working with the diverse student population that attends ACC. In my work with students, it is important for me to see things from their perspective. I can approach counseling from a multicultural lens by asking students the appropriate questions, emphatic listening, and then discussing their options. In taking a comprehensive approach when working with students, I believe that success is not possible without assisting them in meeting their basic psychosocial
Improvement or changes in behavior are in the hands of the student, therefore, my emphasis is on empowering the student while serving as their guide. Individuals are teachable and capable of learning new skills needed to become their own expert guide towards wellness. Come talk to me and together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root cause of your challenges then develop goals that you would like to achieve in order to become the best version of you.
Tracy offers counseling remotely via video and/or phone. She also offers in-person sessions at the Highland Campus (HLC) and the Elgin Campus (EGN).
My approach is a holistic one- taking into consideration every aspect of your life, work, traditions, cultural beliefs, values, spirituality, identity and sexual orientation. My objective is to create a safe space where you can feel supported, get to know yourself better, explore your emotional needs, and set goals, all at your own pace. Bilingual in Spanish.
Lucia offers counseling remotely via video and/or phone. She also offers in-person sessions at the Eastview Campus (EVC).