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Disability Resource Center

DRC Counseling

Counseling Services

DRC Counselors are here to support students with disabilities toward meeting their academic, career and personal goals.

Disability Counseling

  • Develop individualized academic accommodation plan and services
  • Collaborate with DRC staff to provide resources and support to ensure academic success
  • Liaise with students, campus faculty and staff regarding student disabilites and accommodations

Academic Counseling

  • Explore majors, educational choices and set academic goals
  • Get up-to-date information on admissions and transfer requirements
  • Develop a Student Educational Plan (SEP) for certificate, graduation, and/or transfer
  • Address academic challenges and barriers
  • Get referrals to support services on campus

Career Counseling

  • Explore career options and paths
  • Learn about different career and college success courses
  • Use career search resources to weigh your options

Personal Counseling

  • Receive support in a safe, judgment-free space
  • Address personal issues affecting college success
  • Get referrals to on-campus and community resources as needed

How to Schedule Your Appointment

  1. Is this your first DRC appointment? Start by registering with us
  2. Already registered with DRC? Contact our friendly front desk staff to schedule your virtual Zoom or phone counseling appoinment.

Preparing For Your Appointment

Before Your Appointment

  1. Take English and math assessments
  2. Prepare to bring necessary documents: other college transcripts, test scores and any other records relevant to issues you want to discuss*
  3. Make a list of questions you want to ask
  4. If interested in transfer, make a list of potential universities and major programs 

*If necessary

On the Day of Your Appointment

  1. Have your Foothill CWID (student ID) number ready to verify your identity
  2. Check your internet, camera and microphone on your device to make sure they're all working (if doing a Zoom appointment)
  3. Be in a quiet, private place where you can discuss important, personal topics

No-Show/Cancellation Policy

Please note that it is the responsibility of the student who has made or requested a counseling or intake appointment to inform the DRC of any of the following: 

  • Cancellation of an appointment

  • Anticipated late arrival past the scheduled appointment time

  • Absence from a scheduled appointment

Unexcused No-Show Consequences: An unexcused no-show is defined as a failure to cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance. 

  • After two no-shows, students will need to meet with the DRC Supervisor to schedule DRC counseling appointments; this will allow both the DRC and student to understand the reason for the no-show and build techniques to avoid it in the future.

  • This does not apply to appointments missed due to an emergency. If an emergency occurs, please inform the DRC of the circumstances as soon as possible.

Meet Our Counselors

Tel: 650.949.7017

Mayra Palmerin-Aguilera

Tel: 650.949.7102

Ana Maravilla

Dacia Martinez 

We look forward to meeting with you! 

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Disability Resource Center Virtual Front Desk


Questions? Who to Contact

Student Resource Center Building 5400

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