Working to Promote Emotional Well-Being


Working to Promote Emotional Well-Being

Coping with an Ongoing Pandemic: We are here for you

Although COVID-19 is an ongoing concern, our world has discovered ways to continue most of our previous activities.  Here at AVCS we now offer in-person services, both in Counseling on Campus and in our outpatient clinic.  We have incorporated CDC guidelines so that our clients can come into our clinic as safely as possible.  As well, we still offer our counseling services via telehealth, since some of our clients have expressed that preference.

Due to the ongoing nature of the pandemic, many continue experiencing feelings of depression, anxiousness, loneliness, or helplessness.  The need for our services has increased, and you are not alone if you or a loved one are experiencing emotional suffering. The AVCS staff and clinicians care and are here for you. Please give us a call to learn how we can help. We offer affordable services.

AVCS is not equipped to respond to medical emergencies or severe mental health crises. If you have a life-threatening emergency, call 911. If you have a mental health crisis, please call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988 or text the Crisis Text Line at 741741.

AVCS is San Jose’s Community-Based, Nonprofit Counseling Agency

Our Mission

The Almaden Valley Counseling Service envisions a community where everyone has access to affordable mental health counseling. AVCS is a community-based, nonprofit counseling agency committed to meeting the mental health concerns of all ages. The agency provides school-based counseling services to more than 40 schools through the Counselor on Campus Program (COC) in addition to providing individual, couple, and family counseling.  AVCS offers a full range of counseling services that supports and promotes personal growth, positive family relationships, and emotional well-being.   

Chartered in 1980, Almaden Valley Counseling Service has been serving the mental health needs of the Santa Clara County community for over 40 years.

Our Programs


Counseling Services

Short and long-term counseling for children, adolescents, individual adults, couples, and families. Fees are based on a sliding scale and are determined by income.


Counselors on Campus

Counselors conduct outreach and intervention on school campuses, providing regularly scheduled and emergency services to 40 South San Jose schools.


Cooperative Parenting And Divorce Classes

How to Parent as a Team when you are No Longer a Couple! See “Co-Parenting & Divorce” for the latest information.


Parenting Classes

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) classes are offered quarterly. See “Parenting Classes” for the latest information.


Associate/Trainee Training Program

Almaden Valley Counseling Service provides employment for associates and trainees completing or having completed master’s level clinical counseling programs. Supervision is conducted by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors. 20 or more hours per week are required.

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