Welcome to the DVC Counseling Center 

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 for yourself. We provide academic, career, and personal counseling and encourage students to meet with a counselor once a semester. 

CYBERSESSION 2018 - Registration will open around 8 am on Monday, October 29th, 2018.

Meet with a counselor through drop-in sessions

The "drop-in sessions" (last about 15 minutes) counselors will not have access to transcripts or be able to write an education plan. If you plan to come in the afternoon, call our office before you leave work/home to find out the waiting time.


Summer appointments are for college students enrolled at DVC for the summer, returning DVC students (student who did not attend SP18), transfer students, students on dismissal, students on probation, Veterans and students who need to appeal their Financial Aid due to the Maximum Time Frame rules.

New students may meet with a counselor through the Counseling 095 class or drop-in session (20 minutes) starting on July 30th to discuss fall classes.     

Summer students may schedule appointments in-person, or by calling our office 925-969-2140. During Spring and Fall semesters, students who have not attended other colleges may also schedule through ESARS (online appointment program).

We will begin to schedule Fall 2018 appointments on August 20 for the week of September 4.

DVC accepts transcripts from institutions (e.g., colleges, universities, and high schools) currently recognized by regional accrediting organizations as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

How to enroll - 5 steps

High School Counselor Conference 2018


Wellness counseling

DVC now has a program in connection with JFK University's Graduate Counseling program. DVC has JFK Interns on campus; Tuesday and Wednesday who are available to do brief therapy.  The JFK Interns are supervised by a licensed professional through JFK University.  For more information, please call 925-969-2148.

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

Student Assistance program

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.

Contact Counseling


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

Email: eadvisor@dvc.edu

Fax: 925-687-2097

Office location: SSC Pleasant Hill campus map


Monday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Telephone: 925-551-6209

Office location: West Building Lobby San Ramon campus map


Monday-Thursday: 8  a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Friday: Closed