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 term.

Middle school and High school students are referred to see their 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

The "drop-in sessions" (last about 15 minutes) counselors will not have access to transcripts or be able to write an education plan.  Students sign up at the front counter on a first come, first served basis. 

  • Fall 2019  Drop-in Sessions - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8 am to 3 pm.  Tuesday 8 am to 6 pm.  If you plan to come in the afternoon/evening, call our office before you leave work/home to find out the waiting time. (Note:  drop-in sessions hours may vary.) 


Counseling appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes.

Current students may schedule Fall 2019 appointments through our online appointment program ESARS or in person.  We schedule appointments 2 weeks out.

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.

Students may schedule a 1 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

New, transfer and returning students may begin to schedule Spring 2020 appointments on January 21st for the week of February 3rd through our online appointment program ESARS. We schedule appointments 2 weeks out.

Wellness counseling

DVC has a Wellness program in conjunction with JFK University and Rainbow Counseling Center.  The  Wellness Interns (graduate students who are in a Master's Degree or Doctorate Degree program) or Trainee's (persons who have completed their Master's Degree or Doctorate Degree and are acquiring hours for their license) are on campus Monday - Friday.  They are available to do brief therapy (5 free sessions).  For more information, please call 925-969-2148 or stop by the Counseling Center.

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.

About the DVC Counseling Department

We help student achieve their educational, career, and personal life goals.


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.

High School Counselor Conference 2019

Contact Counseling

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

Note: Students who plan to come in for drop-in sessions in the afternoon should call our office to see how long the wait time is, before coming to the college.

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

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
August 12 - August 16 8 am - 7 pm 8 am - 7 pm 8 am - 7 pm 8 am - 7 pm Closed
August 19 - September 6 8 am - 7 pm 8 am - 7 pm 8 am - 7 pm 8 am - 7 pm 8 am - 4 pm
September 9 - December 13 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 7 pm 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 3 pm
December 16 - December 19 8 am - 5 pm 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