Counseling Center


Fall 2015 enroll nowWelcome to the Counseling Center at Diablo Valley College.

Location: SSC Building (see the campus map)

Telephone: 925-685-1230 or 925-969-2140      Fax:  925-687-2097
Contact information: Dean, supervisor and department chairs

Meet with a Counselor: DVC counselors are available for 30 minute appointments and "express counseling sessions". 

We offer limited "express drop-in sessions" (15 minutes) Monday - Thursday. Please contact the center for exact hours. Counselors will not have access to transcripts or be able to write an education plan.

High School graduating seniors will need to enroll in Counseling 095 (summer class) to meet with a counselor prior to August.

Appointments: students may come in-person or use ESARS (to schedule a counseling appointment).

Counseling Center Summer 2015 hours at the Pleasant Hill Campus - through August 14th

Monday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday CLOSED    


Counseling Center Fall 2015 hours at the Pleasant Hill Campus - beginning in September

Monday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


steps to enroll

Steps to Enroll for new/transfer/returning students

  • Transfer/returning students sign up for Assessment math, English, chemistry (if needed)
  • Transfer/returning students fill out prerequisite form and turn in transcripts the Admissions and Records Office (if needed)

Transfer/returning students may meet with a counselor through drop-in sessions/30 minute counseling appointments. Official transcripts must be on file in the Admissions and Records Office before scheduling an evaluation appointment.  Transfer/returning students should enter their classes on the InSite Portal.


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


Resources for students

The Counseling Department has a list of helpful resources including links to our Confidential Assistance Program and off campus mental health resources, Student Services on campus, and AB 540 information.

Resources page




E-Advisor and Skype Counseling

If you haven't found the answer to your question from our FAQ page, you can email us to have a question answered. The Counseling Department has also setup a Skype account to be able to answer questions online.


ESARS - schedule your counseling appointment online

About Us

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.