Counseling Center


Spring 2016 enroll nowWelcome to the Counseling Center at Diablo Valley College.

Location: SSC Building (see the campus map)

Telephone: 925-685-1230 or 925-969-2140      Fax:  925-687-2097
Contact information: Dean, supervisor and department chairs

Meet with a Counselor through drop-in sessions:  In the "drop-in sessions" (15 minutes) counselors will not have access to transcripts or be able to write an education plan. 


Appointments: schedule your appointment in-person, through ESARS (online appointment program), or by calling our office 925-969-2140.


Counseling Center Summer 2016 hours at the Pleasant Hill Campus

Monday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday CLOSED    


How to enroll at DVC - there are 5 steps, application , online orientation, assessment, Counseling 095 / educational plan, select your classes.



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


Resources for students

The Counseling Department has a list of helpful resources including links to our Confidential Assistance Program and off campus mental health resources, Student Services on campus, and AB 540 information.

Resources page

2016 Conference Presentations for High School Counselors

The Counseling Department has .pdf files of the presentations given to the high school counselors on February 5, 2016.

2016 Conference Presentations for High School Counselors



E-Advisor and Skype Counseling

If you haven't found the answer to your question from our FAQ page, you can email us to have a question answered. The Counseling Department has also setup a Skype account to be able to answer questions online.


ESARS - schedule your counseling appointment online

About Us

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.