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Please note:  We will be closed for Spring Break from March 30 - April 3.  We will respond to any requests when we return on April 6.

Welcome to the Counseling & Personal Growth Department

 We are ready and available to guide and support you through your journey as you transition to completing your courses in alternate modes of instruction and receiving remote student services. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we transition to remote services. Counseling services are available in the following ways: 

  • Ask the e-Counselor:  Counselors are available to answer general counseling related questions via email.
  • Schedule a virtual e-Appointment:  our eSARS appointment scheduling system will be available April 6.

*All students who utilize our Online Counseling services must carefully read and agree to our Informed Consent statement, which includes information on our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Protection, BEFORE utilizing our services.   

Please click here to read the Informed Consent statement

Get the most out of your appointment!

Have a list of questions ready to make sure we cover all the information you need during your session.

To help you generate questions for your appointment and start thinking ahead about your career, we encourage you to review the academic and career resources available to you:

Helpful links:

How to Join a Zoom Meeting

How to Join a Zoom Meeting Using Your Phone 

 

Counseling Faculty & Staff: 

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*To email a Counseling Faculty or Classified Professional, click on their name for a link to their email address.

 

 
Department Supervisor
Josolyn Hill, Ed.D.


Counseling Faculty:

Jennifer Aase, M.S.

Personal Growth     

Ahmed (Rasheed) Aden, M.S.

HUBU, Personal Growth

Other languages spoken:  Somali

Abdul Malik Buul, Ed.D.

Transfer & Career Coordinator

Other languages spoken:  Somali

Elsa Cristina Carrillo, M.A.

Personal Growth

Other languages spoken:  Spanish

Pronouns:  she/her/hers/ella

Erin Charlens, Ed.D.

UMOJA, Personal Growth

Edwin Hiel, M.S., M.A.

Online Counseling

Other languages spoken: Spanish

Pronouns:  he/him/his

Nora Hinsley, M.S.

International Students                                                               

Other languages spoken:  Khmer

Pronouns:  she/her/hers

Andre Jones, M.A.

City Scholars, Personal Growth

Cathi Lopez, M.S.

Personal Growth

Bernice Lorenzo, Ed.D.

Personal Growth

Other languages spoken:  Spanish

Pronouns:  she/her/hers

Jose Luis Perez, Ed.D.

Puente, Personal Growth

Sandy Sada, M.A.

Personal Growth, Career Center

Other languages spoken:  Arabic, Aramaic (Chaldean) 

Andre Sanz, M.A.

Personal Growth, Title V

Carlos Sanz Memorial Scholarship 

Pronouns:  he/him/his

Steve Schommer, M.S., LMFT

Personal Growth

Pronouns:  he/him/his

Perla Vizcarra, M.A.

Online Counseling, AFT Guild

Other languages spoken:  Spanish

Pronouns:  she/her/hers

Ray Wong, M.S., MFA

Counseling Blog

Pronouns:  he/him/his

Rudy Zamora, M.A.

Honors, Military/Veterans

 

Adjunct Counseling Faculty:

Grace Aumoeualogo, M.S.

General Counseling 

Pronouns:  she/her/hers

Shelley Barajas-Leyva, M.A.

Upward Bound

Other languages spoken: Spanish

Pronouns:  she/her/her

Jose Enriquez, M.S. 

General Counseling

Other languages spoken:  Spanish

Pronouns:  he/him/his   

 Salvador Flor, M.S.

Athletics

Angela Hernandez, M.S.

General Counseling, East Village High School

Charles (Khahalifa) King, M.A.

Personal Growth

Octavio Leal, M.A.

Personal Growth

Nadia Lopez-Moreno, M.Ed.

General Counseling, Athletics

Other languages spoken:  Spanish

Pronouns:  she/her/hers/ella 

 Daniel Mendoza, M.A.

General Counseling, Continuing Education - ECC

Other languages spoken:  Spanish

Pronouns:  he/him/his

Caryn L Pass, M.A. 

Personal Growth

 Josilyn Perez, M.S, LMFT

General Counseling, Transfer Center

Other languages spoken:  Spanish

Pronouns:  she/her/hers

Raquel Peshkepia Veluz, M.S.

General Counseling

Pronouns:  she/her/hers

Noel Puga, M.S.

Dreamer Resource Center

Other languages spoken:  Spanish

Pronouns:  he/him/his

Diana Ramirez, M.S.

Promise ProgramPersonal Growth

Other languages spoken:  Spanish

Pronouns:  she/her/hers

Melody Valencia

Transfer Center 

 Katherine Vilchez, M.S.

General Counseling

Other languages spoken:  Spanish

Pronouns:  she/her/hers

Saman Yaghmaee, Ed.D.

General Counseling, Online Counseling

Other languages spoken:  Farsi 

Derrick Young, M.A.

Personal Growth

Classified Professionals:

 Eric Flores

Assessment

John Gradilla, M.S.

General Counseling

Pronouns:  he/him/his/él/tú/usted

Nisreen Rofaeel, B.A.

Assessment

Other languages spoken:  Arabic, Aramaic (Chaldean)

Abdul Sharif, B.A.

General Counseling

Other languages spoken:  Arabic, Somali

Department Student Learning Outcomes:

  • We will empower students to maximize their priority enrollment. Students will gain knowledge of the benefits of being fully matriculated.
  • We will empower students with knowledge of campus resources.
  • We will empower students by clarifying their career goal.
  • We will provide a user friendly system and process to serve student needs.