Counseling on Campus
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.
COC – Counseling On Campus
Our counselors provide students with a safe, open environment in which they can feel free to express their emotions. Counselors are able to introduce students to techniques that will help them to deal with the stressors of their lives.
Our program involves a close working relationship between our counselors and the teachers, staff and administrators. With all of these people working together, we are able to pinpoint the students who need special attention and intervene to provide them the one-on-one guidance and consistency of services that they require at no charge to the student or family. We offer consultation with parents and families in order to provide the best treatment plan for the student. Our counselors and Counselor on Campus Program Administrators work closely with school administration in providing services which include individual treatment, group treatment, classes and psychoeducational classes and presentations for school staff.
Today’s children are often living in turbulent households and are being exposed to such emotional stressors as divorce, alcohol and substance abuse, anger, physical and sexual abuse, peer pressure and parental pressure for academic success. Students bring these experiences and emotional issues to school which can translate into disruptive classroom behavior, poor academic performance, and peer relationship issues.
Having a counselor on-site provides the students the opportunity to talk, explore their feelings and to consider choices in a safe and nurturing surrounding. This, in turn, encourages academic success, positive peer relationships and encourages healthy choices.
San Jose Unified School District
- Bret Harte
- John Muir
- Los Alamitos
- River Glen
- San Jose High School
- Willow Glen Middle School
- Willow Glen High School
Diocese of San Jose
- St. Christopher
- Holy Spirit
Oak Grove School District
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6529 Crown Blvd., Suite D
San Jose, CA 95120