Posted on October 19th, 2009 by by


Rachael Lowe
Counselor, Counseling Center
North Harris College







Hi! I am one of the counselors in the Counseling Center at North Harris College.  I am here to
help you with all of your academic, career, and personal counseling needs. Although I specialize in
working with undecided students, students needing community referrals, and students in the visual
and performing arts department, I can help any student needing counseling services.  Students often
see me regarding the following things:

Academic Counseling
This includes help with general academic advising, degree planning, testing out,
and transfer information.

Try these helpful links for:

Transfer Information
Course Equivalencies (TCCNS)
Online Bachelors and Masters Degrees
Texas Common Application
Transfer University Information (ex. Admissions Deadlines & Admissions Fees)
Transfer Information & Degree Plans
University Center Degree Plans
Baylor Degree Plans
Our Lady of the Lake Degree Plans
Prairie View A&M Degree Plans
Sam Houston Degree Plans         Sam Houston Degree Plans 2
Stephen F. Austin Degree Plans
Texas A&M Degree Plans
Texas A&M at Galveston Degree Plans
Texas Southern University Degree Plans
Texas State University Degree Plans
Texas Tech Degree Plans
University of Houston Degree Plans
University of Houston Downtown Degree Plans
University of North Texas Degree Plans
University of St. Thomas
University of Texas Degree Plans
University of Texas at Arlington Degree Plans

Registration Information
Registering Online
Online Schedule
Create a Schedule with Open Classes
Course Descriptions & Prerequisites

General Information
Advisor Resources
North Harris homepage
North Harris Phone/e-mail Directory
AA Degree Plan
AS Degree Plan
AAS and Certificate Degree Plans
Catalog Updates
New Student Orientation
Financial Aid Site 1         Financial Aid Site 2
Scholarship Site 1           Scholarship Site 2
THEA Practice Test       COMPASS Practice Test
Small Business Development Center
Math Final Reviews
Uploading Changes to Faculty Website


Career Counseling
This includes assessments, selection of a major, career path selection,
as well as long-term career goals.

To take the Myers Briggs Personality Type assessment test, please make an
appointment to meet with me or one of the other career counselors.

Click here to explore the: Discover program   - recommended because
it offers brief reports and what people like and dislike about their job.

Click here to see Vocational Biographies on over 1001 careers -
User Name: NHC            Password: 44G
Recommended because real people tell about their careers.

Click here to see careers for different majors.
Click here to access: ONET - recommended for salary information.
Click here to access: OOH - recommended for job outlook information.
Click here to access: Job Profiles - recommended for career information and online degrees.


Personal Counseling

  • Short-term personal counseling for things like: self esteem, assertiveness, relationship
    issues, and stress management.
  • Assistance with issues for single parents and displaced homemakers.
  • Crisis counseling
  • Referrals for counseling and community resources off campus.

Click here for handouts on Counseling Topics.



To find out when workshops will be offered on topics listed above, pick up
a workshop calendar in the Counseling Center, Room A104.  


 Campus Resources

I also help students obtain resources on campus in the following areas:


Time Management
Note Taking, Studying
Test Taking
Math Assistance
Learning Styles
Classroom Concerns

Dealing With Stress
Disability Issues
Financial Aid (Including grants,
loans and scholarships)



To find out when workshops will be offered on topics listed above, pick up
a workshop calendar in the Counseling Center, Room A104.

Community Resources
Many times students need referrals for services that
can be provided off campus. Try these websites for
community resources in the following areas. 

Click here for the United Way Community Resource Guide.

Call: 211 or 713-957-help to reach the United Way HELPLINE.

Personal Counseling:
(FREE) Crisis Counseling 24 hour hotline (713)468-5463
(SLIDING) Acres Home Clinic (281)448-6391 or (281)260-3490 for appt.  (818 Ringold) 14 day application process
(FREE) Community Clinic (281)364-7889 (101 Pine Manor Dr.) Behind Pier One across from Woodlands Mall
(FREE) Sam Houston University Counseling Center (936) 294-1121 or (936)294-1044
(SLIDING) Family Service Center (281)292-4155 (United Way building next to Woodlands Mall)
(FREE) Montgomery County Womens Center (936)441-7273 24  hour hotline
or 1-888-844-6289 ext. 280 for counseling appointment
(FREE) Houston Area Women’s Center (713)528-2121  24 hour hotline or (713)462-7813 for non-crisis

Mental Health Prescriptions and Hospitals
(FREE) Neuropsychiatric Center (866)970-4770 (Hospitalization and Medication)
(FREE) Red Oak Psychiatry  Research Studies (281)893-4111 (Medications)
UT Harris County Psychiatric Center (713)741-5000 (Psyc Eval & Medication)

Addiction Counseling
Eating Disorders

Emergency Shelter for Students under Age 21
Covenant House (713)523-2231 ext, 226 or (713)523-2231
Fairway Group Home (936)856-8015

Emergency Shelter for Women over Age 21
Star of Hope (713)748-7242 or (713)222-2220 (Your own apartment for up to one year:
Eligible if female and adult, no other requirements necessary)
Wellsprings, Inc. (2 women per room, must be age 30-50 and female)
Sally’s House (713)223-8889
The Salvation Army (713)650-6530

Emergency Shelter for Men over Age 21
YMCA (713)643-4396
The Salvation Army (713)224-2875
Star of Hope Mission (713)227-8900 or (713)227-7827

Montgomery County Housing Authority (713)260-0600
Harris County Housing Authority (713)747-0353
Houston Housing Authority (936)539-4984
Subsidized Apartments by zip code:

Child Care Assistance:
Montgomery CollegeThe Community Clinic
Aldine Community Health Center
Harris County Public Health
Gulf Coast Community Services Association
For prescription assistance through prescription companies, please call 1(888)4PP-ANOW.
Walmart $4 prescriptions

Medical and Prescription Assistance:

Utilities Assistance
Northwest Assistance Ministries
Harris County Social Services Northwest

Job Assistance

Mission Greenspoint Food Pantry
NAM Food Pantry
Low cost food : Angel Food Ministries (713)491-1280

Disabilities Assistance
Disability Diagnostic Testing (DARS)
Social Security Administration
Assistive Technology Resources (281)379-1052

Bus Tokens - Spring Station
Bus Tokens - North Point Station
METRO - Schedules, Maps, Bus Routes
Ride Share- A region wide carpool for Houston and surrounding areas

Living Expenses:
Clothing Assistance
Income Assistance

Special Needs:
Debt Management
Legal Assistance

Pregnancy Assistance