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.
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.
Graduating Seniors may meet with a counselor through our Counseling 095 class - Educational Planning.
Drop-in sessions last about 15 minutes. Counselors do not have access to transcripts and are not able to write an educational plan during drop in sessions. Students are seen on a first come, first served basis. Sign up at the front counter when you arrive. We will need to know your DVC student ID# and see a photo ID.
January Drop-in Sessions
Please call our office before you leave work/home if you plan to drop for an afternoon or evening session. The waiting times vary.
Counseling appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes.
Students may schedule spring appointments in person or through our online program ESARS starting on January 21. We schedule appointments two weeks in advance so first appointments start the week of February 3.
DVC accepts transcripts from accredited colleges, universities, and high schools. Accrediting bodies must be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Students may schedule a one hour appointment for the following reasons (contact the Counseling Office 925-969-2140);
DVC offers a Wellness program with support from JFK University and Rainbow Counseling Center. The Wellness Interns are on campus Monday - Friday. 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 may include up to five free sessions. To learn more, call 925-969-2148 or stop by the Counseling Center.
Support services when offices are closed
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.
We help student achieve their college, career, and personal life goals.
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.
Telephone: 925-969-2140 or 925-685-1230
Note: If you plan to come in for an afternoon drop-in session, please call ahead to check on the wait time. Sometimes counselors cannot see all drop-in students before closing.
Office location: SSC Building 2nd floor Pleasant Hill campus map
Office location: West Building Lobby San Ramon campus map
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