The DVC Counseling Department faculty, staff and management are committed to providing you with accurate and timely information as well as the support you need to accomplish the goals that you set forth for yourself. We provide academic, career, and personal counseling and encourage students to meet with a counselor once a term.
We are located on the top floor of the Student Services Center (SSC). See the red arrow on the map at right.
Dean of Counseling and Student Success Programs
Counseling Office Supervisor
Our mission in the Diablo Valley College Counseling Department is to offer professional, dynamic and progressive counseling services dedicated to assisting students in the pursuit of their academic, personal and career goals. Our work is to advocate and build equitable avenues for belonging, discovery, growth and accomplishment of our student’s educational and career goals.
We strive to influence institutional, societal, and personal success by inspiring all students to develop their potential, become life-long learners and recognize the power they have to make a positive impact in our diverse and ever-changing world.
We engage with all students with dignity and respect regardless of their gender, creed, and ethnicity. We honor their differences.
We will collaborate with faculty and staff both within our department and across the college campus to promote and support positive outcomes for our students in order to enhance their college experience and meet equity gaps that hinder our student’s success.
In our partnerships with our faculty and staff colleagues, we use metrics to measure our success in academic performance, retention, graduation, and transfer rates. We continually participate in training regionally and nationally in order to deliver accurate and evidence based information to our students and college community.
We will engage with our campus and partners by supporting activities that promote campus community.
We analyze and evaluate qualitative and quantitative information of our services in order to plan, implement, and increase our effectiveness in helping our students.
We believe in the quality of our connection with students, and strive to help our students feel valued, respected, and a sense of belonging at DVC.
Our department values diversity and inclusion. We demonstrate this in our hiring, outreach, and counseling of our students.