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Los Angeles Valley College Counseling Department is here to help!  In order to support the global effort to stave off the spread of COVID-19,  we are currently closed for in person services. We have transitioned to remote services. 

Counseling Department is available to assist you via live chat/video chat and/or scheduled online appointments.  Please be sure to use the latest Google Chrome or Firefox browser with a laptop, desktop or phone (see details below for technical requirements*). 

  • To speak with a counselor through Live Chat or Video Chat for brief, general questions simply visit the Counseling Online Help Desk  during regular business hours.

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Counseling Online Help Desk

  • To chat with a specific counselor during their live chat hours, see counselor live chat schedule below and click on their crainum cafe link during their live chat hours to enter their lobby.  Log in through Cranium Cafe with Canvas, select the reason for your visit to enter the counselor lobby and wait for the counselor to invite you to their chat room.  
Andres Cruzalegui 
Wednesday 5:00 – 7:00 PM 
Thursday 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Ashley Du 
Monday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Liliana Fanelli 
Monday 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Dr. Michael Gold
Monday 9:00 – 10:00 AM and 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Barbara Goldberg 
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Carlos Marquez
Monday 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 – 11:00 AM and 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Anita Martinez 
Wednesday 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Friday 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Chris Petrini 
Wednesday 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Thursday 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Friday 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Reggie Reed 
Monday 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Joyce Romero 
Tuesday 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Thursday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Margaret Sarkisyan
Tuesday 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 – 5:00 PM 
Ruth Vasquez
Tuesday and Wednesday 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 – 2:00 PM


To schedule a counseling appointment simply follow the instructions on Counseling Appointments page or visit the Counseling Appointments Scheduling Desk for assistance.

  • Counseling ZOOM Drop-In Hours


Do you have quick general questions? We can help!

To ensure all questions are answered, each Zoom Drop-in Session will allow a maximum of 60 students to join. If you are not able to log on, please sign up for another date/time for us to better assist you.

July 8 (Wednesday)         9:00am-10:00am         Register

July 14 (Tuesday)            10:00am-11:00am        Register  

July 22 (Wednesday)      10:00am-11:00am        Register 

July 23 (Thursday)          12:00pm-1:00pm          Register

July 27 (Monday)            9:00am-10:00am           Register

July 30 (Thursday)          11:00am-12:00pm        Register

*We cannot review transcripts or do educational planning in these sessions.

Stay safe. Stay at home, Go Monarchs!


*Technical Requirements for Live Chat via Cranium Cafe 

      For desktop PC and Mac:

  • Use the latest Chrome or Firefox  internet browser
  • Have webcam ready and activated (for online student support)
  • Have a headset with microphone ready - your cell phone headset will work great

      For Android and Window Devices:

  • Use Chrome
  • Have your webcam ready and activated
  • Have a headset with microphone ready - your cell phone headset will work great

For iOS- Apple Device:

  • Download ConexED App from the app store*

*App provides limited access.  You will be able to join a video meeting, but not share your screen or use other functions.

See the Counseling Appointments page for the types of counseling appointments available and to make a counseling appointment.