Welcome to the DVC Counseling Center 

Meet with a Counselor through drop-in sessions:  In the "drop-in sessions" (15 minutes) counselors will not have access to transcripts or be able to write an education plan.  

Appointments: schedule your appointment in-person, or by calling our office 925-969-2140. During Spring and Fall semesters, students who have not attended other colleges may also schedule through ESARS (online appointment program).

DVC accepts transcripts from institutions (e.g., colleges, universities, and high schools) currently recognized by regional accrediting organizations as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

How to enroll - 5 steps 

Wellness Counseling
with JFK Interns.  DVC now has a program in connection with JFK University's Graduate Counseling program.  DVC has JFK Interns on campus; Tuesday and Wednesday who are available to do brief therapy.  The JFK Interns are supervised by a licensed professional through JFK University.  For more information, please call 925-969-2148. 


Tools to help answer your questions

The Counseling Department has a list of frequently asked questions to help you get immediate help. In addition, we have a library of instructional videos for you to view.

FAQ page

Video Library page

Student Assistance Program

About the DVC Counseling Department

We help student achieve their educational, career, and personal life goals.

Pleasant Hill Campus ~ Counseling Department

San Ramon Campus ~ Counseling Services


All contacts are confidential in compliance with Federal and State law. Confidentiality may not apply if a person presents an imminent danger to self or others or in the case of child, elder, or dependent adult abuse.


Contact Counseling


Telephone: 925-969-2140 or 925-685-1230

Email: eadvisor@dvc.edu

Fax: 925-687-2097

Office location: SSC Pleasant Hill campus map


Monday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Telephone: 925-551-6209

Office location: West Building Lobby San Ramon campus map


Monday-Thursday: 8  a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Friday: Closed