Deborah Michelle, B.A., M.S.

Disability Support Services (DSS) | Counseling and Student Development


Phone: (714) 484-7104

Office Hours: I am here Monday through Thursday. Check with our staff to schedule an appointment and for information on my walk-in hours.

Location: Cypress College Complex, 1st Floor

About Counselor Michelle

It’s a great day at Cypress College!  I’m Deborah Michelle, Counselor for DSS (Disability Support Services).

Steps To Success

Apply to Cypress College

Come to DSS to apply for our services.  Bring medical documentation, IEP, Psychological Report, High School and College unofficial transcripts.

Take English/ESL and Math assessment exams or provide documentation of taking them at another college.

Meet with a DSS Counselor.  We will provide an orientation, review your assessment scores, discuss services for which you are eligible, and recommend classes for the upcoming semester.

Recommended Course

COUN 100 C College Orientation (1 unit)
This course is designed for students with disabilities. You will learn campus policies and procedures, study skill,s and create a Student Educational Plan (SEP).

COUN 140 C Educational Planning (1/2 unit)
Orientation to college life and responsibilities; development of an educational plan. Excellent class for new students!


Department of Rehabilitation
The California Department of Rehabilitation works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living and equality for individuals with disabilities.

Connecting the Disability Community to Information & Opportunities

Arthritis Foundation
California Chapter

Mental Health Services
Orange County Health Care Agency