Welcome to the DVC Counseling Center 

Diablo Valley College campuses remain closed for the summer 2020 term, but the college is OPEN for online classes and services. To learn more, please visit:

Or try our “Chat with live DVC support” on the homepage and many student service area pages.

DVC Counseling Center is serving students remotely.  We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.  Check your InSite email for information from Counselors and Staff.

The summer and fall 2020 schedule is now available (Counseling classes offered Career 110, 120, 130 + Couns 120, 130) . 

 Counseling Front Office remote hours of operation; Monday - Thursday 8 am to 5 pm.

Appointments - are very limited in the summer.  We are currently booked through July.

  • We are currently out of summer appointments - we are booked through July.  ESARS is turned off in the summer.  Please check our website in July for updates.   We will begin to schedule Fall appointments on August 17, for the week of August 31.   
  • Quick question meet with a Virtual Drop-In Counselor .
  • If you need to schedule an Extended Opportunity Programs and Services appointment, START or CalWORKs appointment - send an email
  • New students who have completed less than 12 units may meet with a counselor through our online Counseling 095 class - Educational Planning.
  • Graduating Seniors may meet with a counselor through our online Counseling 095 class - Educational Planning.
  • How to enroll - Five steps
  • We cannot offer services to middle and high school students. Please see your high school counselor, career counselor, or principals office for questions about taking college classes.

The DVC Counseling Department is committed to giving you correct and timely information. We provide academic, career, personal counseling and encourage you to meet with a counselor once per term. 

DVC accepts transcripts from accredited colleges, universities, and high schools. Accrediting bodies must be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Wellness counseling

DVC offers a Wellness program with support from JFK University and Rainbow Counseling Center.  The Wellness Interns are available  Monday - Thursday.

We are currently offering remote Wellness Counseling by phone or by Zoom video call.  While sheltering at home, it you are not able to talk freely, you can chat with a wellness counselor.

Wellness Interns are either graduate students in a master's or doctorate degree program or trainees. Trainees have completed their degree and are gaining required hours for their license. They are here to offer brief therapy, which is free and student may meet with a Wellness Counselor up to five sessions. Students interested in this program will need to fill out this Wellness referral form and send it to wellness@dvc.edu with their availability. 

Support services when offices are closed 

Tools to help answer your questions

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

About the DVC Counseling Department

We help students achieve their college, career, and personal life goals.  Here is the link to the Counselors email addresses


This may not apply if a person presents a danger to self or others. Also, we are required to report known or suspected cases of child, elder, or dependent adult abuse.

High School Counselor Conference 2020  


Contact Counseling

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

Note: The Counseling Office is servicing students remotely.


Fax: 925-687-2097

Office location: SSC Building 2nd floor Pleasant Hill campus map


Telephone: 925-551-6209

Office location: West Building Lobby San Ramon campus map

Office hours

Pleasant Hill campus

  Dates Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
  June 1 - August 14    8 am - 5 pm    8 am - 5 pm    8 am - 5 pm    8 am - 5 pm    Closed
  August 17 - December  11     .   .   .    . .

San Ramon campus

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
March 18 - May 22  8 am - 5 pm

8 am - 1 pm and
2-5 pm

 8 am - 5 pm  8 am - 5 pm


*Closed for Spring Break March 30-  April 5

May 25 - May 30 HOLIDAY

12pm - 5pm

9 am - 1 pm CLOSED