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Working to Promote Emotional Well-Being

COVID-19 Update: We are here for you

During this challenging time when many may be experiencing feelings of anxiousness, loneliness, or helplessness as we shelter in place, the AVCS staff and clinicians care, and are here for you. Telehealth counseling services are now available and enable AVCS to better support our clients and community. Studies have shown that telehealth can be as effective as in-person therapy, and it is definitely a safer method at this time. As well, those who have participated in telehealth have often found it more convenient and find they have to cancel their sessions less often. 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 Santa Clara county crisis line at (855) 278-4204 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 30 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 which 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 40 years.

Our Programs

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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.

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Counselors on Campus

Counselors conduct outreach and intervention on school campuses, providing regularly scheduled and emergency services to 38 South San Jose schools.

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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.

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Parenting Classes

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) classes are offered quarterly. Classes to be determined – see “Parenting Classes” for latest information.

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Associate Training Program

Almaden Valley Counseling Service provides employment for associates and trainees completing or having completed masters 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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