Wellness and Mental Health Resources

student wellnessDVC is committed to the health and wellbeing of our students. All DVC students have access to FREE therapy.

Free video and phone therapy is available for all currently registered students through the TimelyCare app. 


Do you want video or phone therapy? How to Access TimelyCare

1. Download the TimelyCare app.
2. Log in using your DVC email and password.
3. Add your personal information in the app.
4. Choose a therapist.  
5. Make an appointment!


Just download the TimelyCare app in your app store and use your DVC email address and password to log in!  Through TimelyCare, students can receive 12 sessions of Scheduled Counseling per school year (that reset August 1 each year).

Need crisis support in the moment? Students can speak to a therapist anytime by clicking Talk Now in the TimelyCare app.  If you want support using the Timely Care app, contact Nicole Gomes - Program Coordinator for Wellness and Retention at ngomes@dvc.edu

Would you prefer in-person therapy?

If you prefer in-person therapy, please fill out this wellness referral form. Although we usually have a waitlist, we will reach out to you as soon as possible. If you have questions, please call 925-969-2144 or send an email to wellness@dvc.edu

We know so many students are dealing with feelings of isolation, depression, anxiety, and many different types of stress. Our goal is to connect you to the right resources and get you the support you need. See the options below for both our on-campus and off-campus support services as well as our contact information.

Wright Institute Partnership

Our individual wellness counseling appointments are offered by The Wright Institute trainees. The Wright Institute ​trainees offer brief therapy, which is free. Students may meet with a Wellness Counselor for up to ten (10) sessions.  Wellness Counseling is offered for currently enrolled DVC students Monday - Friday for appointments via Zoom or in person. These appointments are open on a space-available basis and spots are limited. We have very limited counseling spots, so at times there is a waitlist. Please use TimelyCare  for more immediate support.

Wellness counseling spots are reserved for students who are not already connected with therapy outside of DVC. 

Crisis Drop-In 

If you are on campus and feeling overwhelmed, stressed, upset, or need to check in, you can come to Counseling and let the front desk staff know you want to do a "crisis drop in." We will do our best to have a wellness counselor connect with you.  Location:  SSC Building, 2nd Floor, Counseling Front Desk.

If you are in crisis, you can also utilize the resources below. 

  • Call or text 988 to connect with a crisis counselor.
  • Use Crisis Text: Text the word "home" to the number 741741. This is a 24/7 service. 
  • Call Contra Costa Crisis: 1-800-833-2900 or text the word "hope" to 20121
  • If you already have the Timely Care app, click "Talk Now"
  • If you feel you are an immediate danger to yourself or others, please call 911 right away. 


If you need to request accommodations for a disability, please contact the Disability Support Services Office at 925-969-2185.

New! TimelyMD: free telehealth for students

TimelyMD telehealth program for students

DVC is excited to offer a new telehealth program for students called TimelyCare. This FREE service provides access to 24/7 medical and mental telehealth care with TimelyMD. The TimelyMD telehealth Initiative is offered for one year by ASDVC in collaboration with Diablo Valley College.

More information here

DVC Mindfulness Community

The DVC Mindfulness Community for Students exists to enhance your quality of life as you pursue your educational objectives through neuroscience-based techniques that have been shown to: 

  • strengthen three brain networks that lead to stress resilience and wise self-leadership,
  • lower stress and inflammation in the body leading to improved immunity, and
  • enable behavior change by disrupting old habit loops in the brain and more readily adopting new healthy lifestyle habits.
Student Assistance Program: free off campus services 

It's About You

A Student Assistance Program – or SAP – is a program designed to help you cope with emotional health, family and other personal problems. Educational institutions provide an SAP to help their students be happy, healthy and productive. 

When you have a problem, call your SAP. It's free! Learn more about SAP.

Mental health support: in the community

Crisis counselor by phone

The Contra costa crisis center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  If you need someone to talk to, they are there to help you. 

Talk to a crisis counselor by phone by calling 800-833-2900. Learn more at Contra costa county mental health wellness and education.

Crisis text line
  • Text COURAGE to 741741 to text with a trained counselor 24/7
24-hour Behavioral health access
  • Call 1-888-678-7277 for Contra Costa County mental health and substance use services, Mobile Crisis Unit.
Interpersonal / domestic violence support
  • Call 1-800-799-7233 to connect with the National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Chat online is available at thehotline.org
  • Text LOVEIS to 22522 to text a trained counselor 

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