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Counseling Services at CCAC

The CCAC Counseling Department offers transfer, personal, career and academic counseling to promote student growth, discover individual potential, plan academic and career goals, and manage the stresses of student life.  Download the Counseling Brochure.

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Career Counseling

Students who wish to gain more information about themselves in relation to potential career are invited to schedule an appointment for assessment. Once interest and personality inventories have been completed, an evaluation is provided by a counselor, and students can begin to make appropriate educational and career plans. Contact us today to get started on a career assessment or to schedule a career appointment!

Career Resources: 

Career Coach: an online tool that assists students with discovering majors and in-demand careers and education based on a student’s interests.

Kuder Journey: a career planning system that empowers college students to make successful career pathway choices. Journey offers career assessments, suggests careers and education options, and provides job prep.  Reach out to the Counseling Department to obtain the access code.

Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): professional assessments that counselors can give to students in order to further explore personal interests and personalities, and how they relate to career choices and career planning.

Transfer Counseling

Over half the students at CCAC plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to continue their education. Students should meet with a counselor to identify the college they plan to attend after CCAC, and the major they intend to pursue. Counselors assist students by helping select courses that are transferable to four-year colleges and universities. CCAC has articulation agreements with a variety of institutions to ensure the transferability of CCAC courses. Click here to learn more!

Click here for Transfer Events.

Personal Counseling

Counselors assist students with a variety of academic and personal concerns in an open and accepting environment. Some issues may include work/life balance struggles, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, loneliness, fear of failure, relationship conflict, feeling overwhelmedand other issues that may impact mental health and well-being.

Click here for the CCAC Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan.

Click here for a Personal and Community Resource List.

Click here for Crisis Center North online learning modules addressing topics related to healthy relationships and abuse.

*If you are experiencing a mental health crisis outside of normal business hours, please go to the nearest emergency room or call Resolve, Allegheny County’s 24-hour crisis services at 1-888-796-8226. Student may also text HOME to 741741.

Academic Suspension

Students are required to see a counselor before registering for courses if they are on academic suspension. Counselors assess the terms of students’ academic suspension, and provide students with the tools to successfully reach their educational goals.

Counselor Contact Information

Main Counseling Office Number - 412.237.2565 

Megan Crane, M.S.
Associate Professor
Counselor
Community College of Allegheny County

808 Ridge Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Phone: 412.237.2566
Office Number: 110
mcrane@ccac.edu

Lawrence Doperak, M.S.
Counselor
Community College of Allegheny County

808 Ridge Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Phone: 412.237.4553
Office Number: 116
ldoperak@ccac.edu

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Fanny Liu, M.A.
Professor
Counselor 
Community College of Allegheny County

808 Ridge Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Phone: 412.237.2565
Office Number: 110
fliu@ccac.edu

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Elizabeth Sarraf, M.A.
Counselor 
Community College of Allegheny County

808 Ridge Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Phone: 412.237.2750
Office Number: 110
esarraf@ccac.edu

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Main Counseling Office Number - 412.369.3614

Rachel D'Alessandro, M.S.Ed., NCC
Assistant Professor
Community College of Allegheny County

8701 Perry Hwy,
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Phone: 412.369.3621
Office Number: 1003F
rdalessandro@ccac.edu

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Daniel Maddox, M.S.Ed.
Professor
Counselor 
Community College of Allegheny County

8701 Perry Hwy,
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Phone: 412.369.3652
Office Number: 1003D
dmaddox@ccac.edu

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Julie Stimmel, M.S.Ed.
Assistant Professor
Counselor 
Community College of Allegheny County

8701 Perry Hwy,
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Phone: 412.369.3659
Office Number: 1003E
jstimmel@ccac.edu

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Main Counseling Office Number - 724.325.6657

Toni Carney, M.Ed.
Professor
Counselor
Community College of Allegheny County

595 Beatty Rd,
Monroeville, PA 15146

Phone: 724.325.6794
Office Number: S569
tcarney@ccac.edu

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Devin Patterson, M.S.C.P.
Associate Professor
Counselor 
Community College of Allegheny County

595 Beatty Rd,
Monroeville, PA 15146

Phone: 724.325.6703
Office Number: S564
dpatterson@ccac.edu

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Lisa Slagle, M.S.
Associate Professor
Counselor
Community College of Allegheny County

595 Beatty Rd,
Monroeville, PA 15146

Phone: 724.325.6656
Office Number: S568
lslagle@ccac.edu

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Main Counseling Office Number - 412.469.6216

Amy Siler, M.Ed.
Associate Professor
Counselor 
Community College of Allegheny County

1750 Clairton Rd,
West Mifflin, PA 15122

Phone: 412.469.6358
Office Number: Building G-309
asiler@ccac.edu

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Judy Weitzman, M.A., MBA
Associate Professor
Counselor
Community College of Allegheny County

1750 Clairton Rd,
West Mifflin, PA 15122

Phone: 412.469.6217
Office Number: Building G-309
jweitzman@ccac.edu

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Pamela Young, M.Ed.
Professor 
Counselor - Department Head
Community College of Allegheny County

1750 Clairton Rd,
West Mifflin, PA 15122

Phone: 412.469.6346
Office Number: Building G-309
pyoung@ccac.edu

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Transfer & Counseling Events

La Roche University

Virtual College Visit

Wednesday, May 26th

2:00PM to 3:00PM

Erin Kennedy - Admissions Representative

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CCAC/IUP Business Collaborative

Virtual Information Sessions


June 8th, July13th, August 10th
 
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Susan Brant – IUP Representative

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