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Counseling Center:

Irvine Valley College Counseling Center

IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING COUNSELING SERVICES: The campus is closed until further notice, counseling services will only be available by phone or virtually.
Due to the high volume of inquiries that we are receiving at this time, you may experience a delayed response. Please know our limited staff is working diligently to get back to you as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Counseling Center Fall Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 7 pm
Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Cranium Cafe Fall Hours
Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 4 pm
Friday: 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Counseling services are offered in the following ways:

Speak with a Drop-in Counselor Virtually
Counselors are available virtually Monday – Thursday from 10 am – 4 pm and Friday from 10 am - 2 pm through Cranium Café *You do not need to be a student to use this system.

Drop-in sessions are limited to a maximum of 10 minutes. Academic plans cannot be approved during this time and will require a separate appointment.

Call Back by Phone
Students can call 949-451-5319 to request a same day call back. Counselors can assist with a few brief questions, generally about 5–10 minutes.

Contact a Counselor by Email
Counselors are available to answer questions by email at
Emails will be returned within 1-2 business days.

Request a Counseling Appointment
Visit this webpage to request a counseling appointment. New appointment schedule is available on the following Wednesdays:

  • November 18
  • December 2

How to Apply for an Associate Degree or CertificateThe Irvine Valley College Counseling Center provides counseling services to help students with a variety of academic, career, and personal concerns. The counseling faculty assist s students in clarifying their needs, making decisions, setting goals and dealing effectively with personal obstacles. The relationship between the student and counselor is confidential.

Student Athletes — Please visit the Athletic Counseling website.

Hello! Welcome back, Lasers! We know things look different this year, but remember, we are always here for you! Love, the IVC Counseling department. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​