Welcome to the DVC Counseling Center 

DVC campuses are closed, but the college is OPEN for online classes and services. Some webpages may not yet be updated to reflect our remote instruction and services. To learn more, please visit:

Or try our new “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.

Remote hours of operation; Monday - Thursday 8 am to 5 pm and Friday 8 am to 3 pm.

  • If you need to contact a Disability Support Services Counselor - send an email to kconde@dvc.edu or ndespins@dvc.edu or kkoch@dvc.edu
  • If you need to schedule an Extended Opportunity Programs and Services appointment, START or CalWORKs appointment - send an email to counselingappt@dvc.edu.
  • Currently, students will be able to have an appointment with a counselor by email, phone appointments or Zoom/Cranium Cafe (web based) appointments. 
  • Go to ESARS and schedule your online appointment or send an email to counselingappt@dvc.edu.
  • Quick question for a counselor - send email to eadvisor@dvc.edu
  • You may also call and schedule an online appointment 925-969-2140 for PHC and 925-551-6209 for SRC.  (PHC = Pleasant Hill Campus, SRC = San Ramon Campus).

Spring 2020 Cybersession Classes 4 week sessions – 100% online  4/27 to 5/22

  • ANTHR 140-9248    Biological Anthropology  
  • CARER 110-5663       Career and Life Planning
  • COUNS 120-5662    Student Success
  • ECON 221-5660      Principles of Microeconomics
  • HSCI 128-5350        Medical Terminology
  • MUSIC 110-5661     Music Appreciation
  • PSYCH 101-9249     Introduction to Psychology

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 online Counseling 095 class - Educational Planning.


Counseling appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes.

Students may schedule spring appointments through our online program ESARS or through email counselingappt@dvc.eduPlease note we generally schedule appointments two weeks in advance.

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 counselingappt@dvc.edu);

  • Students who are on Dismissal (email curbalejo@dvc.edu)
  • Students in the EOPS program who have completed 70 + units
  • Students appealing Financial Aid due to the completion of 60 + units
  • Students who are Veterans and are requesting to use the VA Benefits for SP20, SU20, FA20

Wellness counseling

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 email - wellnessDVC@email.4cd.edu.

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.

Email: eadvisor@dvc.edu

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
  March 18th - May 22nd     8 am - 5 pm    8 am - 5 pm    8 am - 5 pm    8 am - 5 pm    8 am - 3 pm
  March 30th - April 3rd Spring Break          
  May 25th - May 29th    Holiday    8 am - 5 pm    8 am - 5 pm    8 am - 5 pm    Closed

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