Welcome to the DVC Counseling Center 

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 Counseling 095 class - Educational Planning.

Meet with a counselor through drop-in sessions

Drop-in sessions last about 15 minutes. Counselors do not have access to transcripts and are not able to write an educational plan during drop in sessions.  Students are seen on a first come, first served basis. Sign up at the front counter when you arrive.  We will need to know your DVC student ID# and see a photo ID.

January Drop-in Sessions

Please call our office before you leave work/home if you plan to drop for an afternoon or evening session. The waiting times vary. 

  • January 27th-30th Monday - Thursday   8 am to 6 pm and Friday, January 31st   8 am - 3 pm


Counseling appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes.

Students may schedule spring appointments in person or through our online program ESARS starting on January 21. We schedule appointments two weeks in advance so first appointments start the week of February 3.

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 925-969-2140);

  • Students who are on Dismissal (call or email Carissa Urbalejo 925-969-2145)
  • 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 FA19, SP20

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, call 925-969-2148 or stop by the Counseling Center.

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 student achieve their college, career, and personal life goals.


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.

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Contact Counseling

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

Note: If you plan to come in for an afternoon drop-in session, please call ahead to check on the wait time. Sometimes counselors cannot see all drop-in students before closing.

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
  December 16 - December 19    8 am - 5 pm    8 am - 5 pm    8 am - 5 pm    8 am - 5 pm    Closed
  January 2- January 3rd    Closed    Closed    Closed    8 am - 5 pm    8 am - 3 pm
  January 6th - January 10th    8 am - 5 pm    8 am - 5 pm    8 am - 5 pm    8 am - 5 pm    8 am - 3 pm
  January 13th - January 17th    8 am - 7 pm    8 am - 7 pm    8 am - 7 pm    8 am - 7 pm    8 am - 4 pm
  January 21st    CLOSED        
  January 22nd - February 7th    8 am - 7 pm    8 am - 7 pm    8 am - 7 pm    8 am - 7 pm    8 am - 4 pm
  February 10th - May 22nd     8 am - 5 pm    8 am - 7 pm    8 am - 5 pm    8 am - 5 pm    8 am - 3 pm
  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
January 28 - May 24 8:30 am -
4 pm

9 am - 1 pm
2-6 pm

8:30 am -
6:30 pm
9 am - 5 pm

9 am - 1 pm
(during registration periods only)

May 1 - May 30 9 am -
6:30 pm

9 am -
6:30 pm

9 am -
6:30 pm
9 am -
6:30 pm

9 am - 1 pm