Counseling

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Our counselors are committed to serving our students in the pursuit of their academic success and personal growth at Diablo Valley College.

Whether your goal is to obtain an associate degree, transfer to a university, or continue in your own professional development, our counselors will guide you in developing a plan to help you achieve your goals.

Meeting regularly with a counselor is one of the keys to enhancing your success at DVC. Please come and see us soon!


Fall Counseling appointments and drop-in

Students must follow current COVID protocols when coming on campus for an in-person appointment or drop-in session.

  • Appointments: To schedule a Fall 2022 appointment and meet with a counselor, select Academic or Specialized from the Counseling options below. You may also call the Counseling Office: 925-969-2140 for assistance in scheduling an appointment.
  • Drop-In: We offer in-person and virtual drop-in sessions. To sign up for a virtual drop-in session, select Drop-In from the Counseling options below.  You may also call 925-969-2140 to be added to the virtual drop-in list and to verify the availability of in-person drop-ins. If you plan to come in the afternoon/evening, call our office before you leave work/home to check availability and waiting time.
  • Athletes, veterans, students needing to appeal their Financial Aid due to Maximum Time Frame, and students in need of transcript evaluation, please call our office at 925-969-2140.
  • High school students, please contact your high school counselor or principal's office.

Types of counseling


Academic

To develop or update an education plan, or discuss career/transfer goals.

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Academic Counseling

Counseling Appointment Types

  • New Education Plans: To create a new 2-year education plan, discuss new transfer or career plans (45-minute appointment)
  • Follow up: If you already have an education plan on file and are just checking in or updating plans (30-minute appointment)

Please read the information on the following page to make sure this is the right type of appointment for you.

Please Note: Veterans, students needing to appeal their Financial Aid due to Maximum Time Frame, and students in need of transcript evaluation please call our office at 925-969-2140.

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Drop-in

For quick check-ins about DVC deadlines, procedures, major, or program information.

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Drop-in Counseling

We offer in-person, zoom, and phone drop-in sessions, to meet with a counselor for 10-15 minutes on a first come first served basis.

To sign up for a zoom or phone drop-in session, select Meet with a Counselor below. Your counselor will contact you through your primary email (set up or update your contact information in the Insite portal, under the Settings tile), by text, or by phone.

Meet with a Counselor

In-Person drop-ins are available at the Counseling Center, days and times vary, please call the Counseling Office to verify availability: 925-969-2140. If you plan to come in the afternoon/evening, call our office before you leave work/home to check availability and waiting time.

Wellness

Short-term personal counseling for currently registered students to get support with stress, relationships, grief, depression or anxiety symptoms, and more.

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Wellness Counseling

Our counselors are here for you. Please fill out this referral form and one of our counselors will contact you.

If you cannot access the form, please call 925-969-2144 or send an email to wellness@dvc.edu.

Learn more about Wellness Counseling and Additional Resources.

Free 24/7 online medical or mental health support: TimelyCare.

Specialized

Athletes, international students, veterans, and members of certain student groups including EOPS and DSS.

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Specialized Counseling

  • For Disability Support Services (DSS) appointments, fill out the counseling appointment request form available on the Disability Support Services page or email rdechristofaro@dvc.edu.
  • For EOPS Counseling appointments, there are multiple scheduling options, please see all the options on the EOPS/CARE page.
  • For all other student groups, the Meet with a Counselor button, select Make Appointment, then choose the type of counselor designated for your student group or choose All Counselors. If you do not see availability or would like assistance scheduling an appointment please call 925-969-2140 for assistance.
    • Athletes
    • International Students
    • MESA
    • CalWORKS
    • PACE
    • Puente
    • START
    • Umoja
    • Veterans and Dependents

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Holiday closures

Diablo Valley College and the DVC Counseling Office will be closed on the following dates:

  • September 5 – Labor Day
  • September 23 – Native American Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day
  • November 24 & 25 – Thanksgiving holiday


Transcripts

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.  If you need a transcript evaluation for your counseling appointment, call our office 925-969-2140.

Current  High School Students

Appointments are not available for students currently enrolled in high school. We do offer Counseling 095 class for graduating high school seniors to plan out their classes prior to the next term.

Contact Us

  • Front Desk: 925-969-2140
  • Office hours (remote and in-person)