Meet Your Counselors


Be sure to review our Counseling and Community Resources as well as activate your TimelyCare account (for current students) in order to have access to FREE 24/7 medical and mental health services (virtual and phone appointments). Contact counseling@nctc.edu with any questions!

A Message from Courtney Jaimes

A Message from Jennifer Burrows

Texas Desert Rose Podcast


with Tammy Terrell and Jennifer Burrows

"So you want to be a mental health therapist?"

Tools2Thrive Handouts

Creating Healthy Routines

Routines help organize our days into patterns and make it easier to get things done without having to think hard about them. Explore how you can create a healthy routine this #mentalhealthmonth using #tools2thrive: mhanational.org/may. #mhm20

Download the Creating Health Routines Handout

Eliminating Toxic Influences

Identifying toxic influences in our lives and taking steps to create a new life without them can improve mental and physical health over time. Learn more at mhanational.org/may. #mentalhealthmonth #mhm20 #tools2thrive

Download the Eliminating Toxic Influences Handout

Finding the Positive After Loss

Finding the positives in life doesn’t mean ignoring the negative. Practicing gratitude can train your brain to look for good things that are happening, which helps to recover mentally and emotionally. Learn more #tools2thrive at mhanational.org/may. #mhm20 #MentalHealthMonth

Download the Finding the Positive After Loss

Owning Your Feelings

Most people don’t think about taking the time to identify their feelings, but it can help to better cope with challenging situations. Learn more about #tools2thrive with mental health challenges for #MentalHealthMonth at mhanational.org/may. #mhm20

Download the Owning Your Feelings Handout

Supporting Others

There are simple things that every person can say or do to help those who are struggling through tough times. The #Tools2Thrive toolkit explores small changes we can make that have a big impact. To learn more and download the free toolkit, visit mhanational.org/may. #mhm20

Download the Supporting Others Handout

Connecting With Others

Being lonely causes the same amount of damage to your lifespan as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and is more dangerous to health than obesity. It’s hard to know how to make connections, but you can learn how using #tools2thrive: mhanational.org/may. #mentalhealthmonth #mhm20

Download the Connecting With Others Handout

Additional Resources

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Self-Care!

What is Self-Care?
According to psychcentral.com, “Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.”

NCTC Staff and Faculty Share Self-Care Ideas!

More Ideas for Self-Care!

Be a Zen Lion!

Zen Lion was created in the Spring 2020 semester as a joint effort between The Completion Center and Counseling & Advising.  The hope is that through the more regular practice of things such as meditation mindfulness, and yoga, we may all gain tools to help us better manage our stress and relax more easily.

Click the link below for access to some Zen Lion tools you can use!

Zen Lion Coach

Apps to Consider

Some apps may require a subscription cost.

  • Headspace
  • Calm
  • Shine
  • Action for Happiness
  • Breathe2Relax
  • Happify
  • Mindshift
  • Sanvello
  • Simple Habit

** NCTC does not specifically promote or endorse any apps