Counseling Center:

Irvine Valley College Counseling Center

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Counseling Center Fall Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 7 pm
Friday: 8 am - 5 pm (working remote)
Closed on weekends and campus holidays.

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



Counseling services are offered in the following ways:

In Person*
Beginning August 26, counseling services will be available Monday - Thursday from 8 am – 7 pm in SSC 210 (*In Person availability may vary)

Limited appointments and drop in (10-15 minutes) will be offered. Please call 949-451-5319 or email ivccounseling@ivc.edu for more information.


Speak with a Drop-in Counselor Virtually
Counselors are available virtually Monday – 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 ivccounseling@ivc.edu
Emails will be returned within 1-2 business days.


Request a General Counseling Appointment
Visit this webpage to request a counseling appointment. Appointments are available on the following Wednesdays during the Summer semester:

Scheduling Date

For the Week of

  • Aug 25
  • Sep 8
  • Sep 22
  • Oct 6
  • Oct 20
  • Nov 3
  • Nov 17
  • Dec 1
  • Dec 16
  • Aug 30 - Sep 7
  • Sep13 - Sep 30
  • Sep 27 - Oct 4
  • Oct 11 - Oct 18
  • Oct 25 - Nov 1
  • Nov 8 - Nov 15
  • Nov 22 - Nov 29
  • Dec 6 - Dec 13
  • Dec 20

Request a Specific Program Counseling Appointment



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 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.


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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​