Advising and Counseling Center
Student Services Center, SSC L108

Counseling Services

Our staff of professional, master’s level counselors assists students with psychological, social, emotional and personal concerns.  Services include crisis counseling, short-term individual counseling support and referral resources.  All services are free and confidential.

How to recognize that you are in crisis:

A crisis is an urgent concern that requires immediate assistance.  You may be in crisis, if:

  • You’re feeling overwhelmed
  • You’re having difficulty coping and managing emotions
  • You are overly anxious
  • Your thoughts are racing out of control
  • You are feeling unsafe
  • Your usual problem-solving strategies are just not working at this time

If you find yourself experiencing any of the feelings above, please come to SSC L108 and ask to speak to the counselor on duty.

To schedule a counseling appointment, that is not a crisis or an emergency, but rather a personal concern that requires further discussion, please call 860-512-3320 or come to SSC L108 to schedule an appointment.


Free and Anonymous Mental Health Screening

MCC is committed to the overall health of our students. As a service, MCC provides access to a free and anonymous screening tool for mental health related issues, including alcohol use, suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress, generalized anxiety, bipolar and eating disorders.

The results of the screening are completely anonymous and made available only to the participant.

This resource is provided to assist students determine if a consultation with a mental health counselor would be helpful.

To access the screening tool, visit

Meet Our Staff

Joe Navarra, M.S.                                                                                                                                             

Ta’Shema Odoms, M.S.

Wanda Reyes-Dawes, M.S.

Robert Turner, L.M.S.W.

Nylsa Ubarri-Young, M.S., L.P.C.


  • Mondays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please note that the last counseling appointment of the day will be scheduled one hour prior to the close of the business day.