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Irvine Valley College Counseling Center

Spring 2021 Counseling Courses Still Available! Register Today »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 Spring Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 7 pm
Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Closed on weekends and campus holidays.

Cranium Cafe Spring Hours
Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 4 pm
Friday: 10 am - 2 pm
Closed on weekends and campus holidays.

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. Appointments are available on the following Wednesdays during the Spring semester:

Appointment During the "week of"
  • February 24
  • March 10
  • March 17
  • April 7
  • April 21
  • May 5
  • March 1 -8
  • March 15
  • March 29 - April 5
  • April 12 - April 19
  • April 26 - May 3
  • May 10 - May 17

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.

Coffee with a Counselor. Meets Monthly.Coffee with a Counselor
Join us for this monthly event hosted by the School of Guidance and Counseling. You will have the opportunity to share, discuss, and contribute questions or concerns with other students and a counselor in an informal setting. Registration required.

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