Southeast Counselors

General Southeast College Contact

General Department Email: 

Lead Counselor (Eastside Campus), VACANT

Please email any SE counselor,, or Associate Dean Alejandra Compos-Guerrero for assistance (


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

Cynthia Castellanos, MS, LPC, NCC
Tel: 713/718-7144713/718-2888
6815 Rustic St., Learning Hub, Ste. 113
Houston, TX 77087


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).


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

Tavia James, MS, LPC
Tel: 713/718-7144713/718-6738
6815 Rustic Ave., Learning Hub, Ste. 113
Houston, TX 77087


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 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 the HCC campus and its surrounding communities.


Administrative Staff (Eastside Campus), Henreitta McNeese

Henreitta McNeese
Tel: 713/718-7144
6815 Rustic Ave., Learning Hub, Ste. 113
Houston, TX 77087