General Coleman College Contact
General Department Email: Coleman.Counseling@hccs.edu
Counselor / ADA Counselor, Brandy Lerman, MEd, LPC
Ms. Lerman brings 13 years of higher education experience to HCC. Previous to education, she provided five years of clinical work in a private practice setting, where therapy focused on children and adolescents struggling with learning and developmental disabilities, behavioral regulation, test anxiety, and confidence-building.
As an adjunct faculty member at the University of Houston, College of Education, Ms. Lerman taught Introduction to Psychological Careers, and Development of Social Relations in the Family. She also served for three years as a Co-Lead Academic Advisor over the University's School of Communication.
In her time at UH, she became the primary Academic Advisor for probation, suspension, and readmission students, students in crisis, student veterans, students with disabilities, and FTIC freshmen. Her services were also sought for hiring committees across campus, most often for new Counselors in the Office of Career Services.
Ms. Lerman’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology both from the University of Houston. Ms. Lerman brings with her a wealth of knowledge about serving diverse students, and a passion for serving students in need.
Registered Nursing Program Counselor, Michelle King, JD, LPC-S
I am Michelle King, JD, LPC-S, a Licensed Professional Counselor and legal consultant with 13 years of clinical counseling experience working with adults and adolescents as individuals and groups. My experience has allowed me to serve clients in settings like inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, partial hospitalization programs, residential treatment centers, juvenile, and adult forensics. I was drawn to the field of psychology as more and more people sought my advice and counsel growing up. I look forward to helping others become their best selves through brief solution-focused treatment.
Life can be tough to navigate alone and I’m here to help you! My approach is with empathy and compassion, along with a direct and straightforward style. Together we can challenge negative, ineffective thoughts and patterns and bring positive change to your life. I work with adults, couples, first responders, college and professional athletes, executives, and college students. So, whether it’s work stress, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, adjustment to new transitions in your life, LGBTQ+, or pre/post-surgical counseling, I can help with brief solution-focused treatment.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy has had some of the greatest success in research with a wide variety of disorders, from phobias to anxiety to depression. This therapy is one of the few empirically validated therapies on the market today. Does that mean it will work for you? Not necessarily, but it’s probably worth your effort to give it a try.