Weather Delay: Web classes and remote services will continue as scheduled. However, TMCC physical locations including the Child Care Center will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30. Students and staff, see email for more information.

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Counseling Center Staff

Counseling and Career Services is made up of a highly qualified group of individuals who are committed to providing the best service possible. You may contact any of our staff members who will be glad to assist you. See the directory below for more information about each staff member.

Department People
Alexander Day

Alexander Day

Counselor

Alexander is a professional counselor and a tenure-track academic faculty member at TMCC. Alexander was born and raised in Iowa. He completed a master’s of arts in clinical mental health counseling at Gonzaga University and is finishing his Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision at UNR. Alexander’s counseling experience ranges from young adults through people across the lifespan. His passion is in working with individuals in the LGBTGEQIAP+ community, particularly transgender and non-binary individuals. Alexander also has experience and passion for working with people who experience depression, anxiety, and who have experienced sexual violence. Alexander approaches counseling through a person-centered & narrative therapy style, believing everyone is capable of re-authoring their life story. He helps students recognize their strengths and prioritizes creating a safe therapeutic relationship above all else. In his free time, Alexander loves running and creative writing/reading fantasy novels. He is also an enormous Disney fan.

Erin Frock

Erin Frock, MA

Counselor

Erin is a professional counselor and a tenured academic faculty member at TMCC. She provides a human-centered, holistic approach to working with students, focusing on personal counseling issues and career exploration. In addition, Erin coordinates and teaches EPY 101: Educational, Career and Personal Development, a course designed to assist students with being successful in and out of the classroom. She is also certified as an On Course trainer for EPY. Erin serves on a variety of committees at TMCC including Faculty Senate, Recognition and Activities, and Student Appeals. She earned her master's degree in counseling and educational psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005. In her off time, Erin enjoys spending time with her family, reading and painting rocks.

Olga Mesina

Olga Mesina

Mental Health Professional

Olga is the Mental Health Specialist and an administrative faculty member at
TMCC. As a first-generation Latina, Olga is inspired to work tirelessly for the
success of all students. She is fluent in Spanish and excited to work with
native Spanish-speaking students. Olga’s efforts focus on supporting
students from diverse backgrounds to pursue their chosen careers and life
goals at the community college level. She has 14 years of experience
working holistically with students, recognizing their intersectionalities while
pursuing their college goals. Olga has her Ph.D. in Special Education, a
Master of Arts in Counseling and Educational Psychology from the University
of Nevada, Reno, and a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from
Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. Olga loves traveling with her daughter,
reading, and teaching in her free time. [Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers]

Ashley Osborne

Ashley Osborne

Counselor

Ashley is a professional counselor and a tenure-track academic faculty member at TMCC. Ashley is in her final year of the Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral program at the University of Nevada, Reno. She holds an MA in Counseling from Loyola Marymount University and a certificate in educational consulting from UC Irvine. Ashley has worked in higher education for 5+ years, most recently at Western Nevada College as a counselor and academic advisor. As the rising Graduate Student Committee chair for NCDA, Ashley’s interests lie at the intersection of clinical and career counseling. When she’s not writing her dissertation, Ashley enjoys eating spicy food, jumping into the nearest body of water with her dogs, and developing her property in Apple Hill. 

Katie Paul

Katie Paul

Counseling Coordinator

Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno. She serves on a variety of committees at TMCC including the Student Resource Committee and Foster Youth Committee. Katie hopes to contribute to a campus environment where students can thrive and feel safe. Prior to joining TMCC, Katie served as the Student Services Specialist for Admissions and Records as well as the designated Student Conduct Officer at WNC and was the Lead Enrollment Specialist for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada. For fun, Katie enjoys spending time with her partner and animals, exploring the outdoors, and watching K-dramas.