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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 with an emphasis on youth. AVCS offers a full range of counseling services which supports and promotes personal growth, positive family relationships and emotional well-being.

Services We Provide

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 26 South San Jose schools.

Geriatric Advisory Program

This program is dedicated to assisting older adults and their families in geriatric assessment, care planning, and life coaching.

Parenting Classes

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

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.

Internship Training Program

The Almaden Valley Counseling Service provides internships for masters level clinical counseling programs. Supervision is conducted by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. 20 or more hours per week are required.

Information and Referrals

Referrals can be made to appropriate agencies


2-1-1 Listing ~ United Way of Silicon Valley

Better Business Bureau

CAN ~ California Association of NonProfits

SVCN ~ Silicon Valley Council of NonProfits

Guidestar ~ Guidestar

AVCS Board Members

  • Caryn Fabian - President
  • Keri Landrum - Vice President/Secretary
  • Jared Elson - Treasurer
  • Rona Layton
  • Karen Frederick
  • Chand Trehan
  • Rev. Dr. Michele Rogers-Brigham
  • Nathan Fabian

501c status

AVCS is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible under the legal guidelines permitted by law TAX ID: #94-2775534

How You Can Help

We rely on your generosity to continue assisting the San Jose community. We are grateful for your support.

Upcoming Events

Contact Us

Almaden Valley
Counseling Center

6529 Crown Blvd., Suite D
San Jose, CA 95120

Phone: (408) 997-0200
Fax: (408) 997-0711

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