Counseling on Campus
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.
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
- Liberty High School
- Los Alamitos
- SJ Middle College Program
St. Frances Cabrini Elementary
Holy Spirit School
Oak Grove School District
- Davis Intermediate
- Herman Intermediate
- Santa Teresa
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6529 Crown Blvd., Suite D
San Jose, CA 95120