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Counseling Center:

Irvine Valley College Counseling Center

IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING COUNSELING SERVICES: Starting Monday, March 16 through Friday, May 1, counseling services will only be available by phone or virtually. Counseling services can be accessed in the following ways:

  • Schedule an Appointment: Contact the Counseling Center by phone at 949-451-5678 or 949-451-5236. Appointments will be conducted by phone and/or virtually depending on the needs and desire of the student.  Please note a computer or smart device will be needed for virtual appointments.
  • Speak with a Drop-in Counselor Virtually (during business hours):  Log-in to Cranium Café (you do not need to be a student to use this system).
  • Speak with a Drop-in Counselor by Phone (during business hours): Contact the Counseling Center by phone at 949-451-5678 or 949-451-5236 and ask to be place on a call back list.
  • Email a Counselor: Counselors can be reached via email at ivccounseling@ivc.edu.
  • Sign-up for a workshop: Click on the following link or click on the “Counseling Workshop RSVP” link on the navigation menu to the left of this page.


We are located on the 2nd floor of the Student Services Center, Room SSC 210

Email: ivccounseling@ivc.edu


Counseling Center Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 7 pm
Friday: 8 am - 5 pm


The Irvine Valley College Counseling Center provides counseling services to help students with a variety of academic, career, and personal concerns. The counseling faculty assists 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.


Academic, Career, and Personal Counseling are available in different 5 ways for your convenience!


1. Scheduled Appointments

An appointment can be made in any of the following ways:

  • Online – Go to https://esars.ivc.edu/counseling/ to find available appointments.
  • In-Person – Schedule your appointment with our friendly staff in the Counseling Center (SC 210).
  • By Phone — Call 949-451-5319 to schedule your appointment.

2. Drop-in Appointments

Drop-in appointments are limited to 10 minutes (sign in at self-service kiosk in Counseling Center no later than 45 minutes prior to closing)

3. Phone-in questions

Please call to leave a message and a counselor will call you back.

4. MAP (My Academic Plan) Lab

Drop in for one-on-one assistance with academic planning.  MAP Lab is located on the second floor of the Student Services Building (SC 250).

MAP Lab is open from 10 am to 3 pm, Monday through Thursday, and Friday 10 am to 1 pm.

Map Lab closed during summer session.

5. Submit a Question

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