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Counseling Services

Counseling Department
Contact & Hours

Student Services Annex (SSA)
(818) 947-2637
(818) 947-7229



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In order to support the global effort to stave off the spread of COVID-19, Los Angeles Valley College is currently closed for in person services. We have transitioned to remote services. If you need to reach us, please use our online services below. We apologize for the inconvenience. We ask for your patience as we are working hard to serve all students.

Stay safe. Stay at home, Monarchs!

Video chat with General Counseling Online Service Help Desk on Cranium Cafe


The Los Angeles Valley College Counseling Department is committed to assisting our diverse student population with achieving their educational and career goals.  Whether the educational goal is to take one course, job training, earn a certificate, an associate degree or transfer to a four-year institution, LAVC counselors are available to assist.

Professional Counselors provide  students with assistance in creating Student Educational Plans (SEP), selecting appropriate classes, exploring educational and career options, and identifying the skills and resources critical to student success. A professional staff of counselors are available to assist students in their educational endeavors. 

How to meet with a Counselor:

  • Brief  “Drop-in” counseling appointments, please call (818) 947-2637 or (818) 947-7229 to be connected with a counselor.
  • You may ask a general question by email, through “Ask a Counselor”.
  • You may contact your counselor directly, please feel free to call or email them directly to leave a message.  Visit Counselor Contact Information page to look for counselor email and/or phone number. Counselors will get back to you as soon as possible within 48 hours.   
  • You may schedule an appointment that will be conducted via video-conferencing* (through Cranium CafĂ© or ConferZoom), or by phone or email, whichever is most convenient for you.

*Technical Requirements for Video-Conferencing

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.