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
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
Counselors assist Older Adults experiencing medical and/or psychological, intellectual and behavioral problems not associated with normal aging.
Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) classes are offered quarterly. To be on the waiting list for the next class, call (408) 997-0200. 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.
Speakers are available to lead workshops and discussion groups on a variety of topics. A Community Forum was held on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 on the topic: "How to Keep Your Children Safe-Talking to Teens about Driving". This forum was sponsored by Councilmember Nancy Pyle, Leland High School and Almaden Valley Counseling Service
Information and Referrals
Referrals can be made to appropriate agencies
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. 18 to 20 hours per week are required.
Almaden Valley Counseling Service is funded by the Almaden Valley Counseling Service Auxiliary, community organizations, local businesses, individual donations, grants and client fees. Fundraising Events Include: The Almaden Times Classic 10K Run, Santa's Breakfast, the Home Tour and our newest fundraiser, the Broomstick Ball. Check for event dates under Fundraising Events
2-1-1 Listing ~ United Way of Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley Open Arms ~ Open Arms Coalition
CAN ~ California Association of NonProfits
SVCN ~ Silicon Valley Council of NonProfits
Guidestar ~ Guidestar
AVCS Board Members
- Brendan Coveney - President
- Chris Nielsen - Vice President
- Dede Adams - Treasurer
- Robin Root - member, Past President
- Keri Landrum - member
- Chand Trehan - member
- Susan Monahan - member
AVCS is a non-profit organization. Donation is tax deductible under the legal guidelines of the law TAX ID: #94-2775534
How You Can Help
We rely on your generosity to continuing assisting the San Jose community. We are grateful for your support.
Almaden Times Classic
10K and 2-Mile Race\Walk
Sunday September 26, 2010...
Costumed Ball held at the Hayes Mansion Casino, Entertainment, Music, Dancing and Food.
Saturday, October 16th, 2010
Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast Buffet &
Photos with Santa
Saturday December 4th, 2010
Tour select homes of
Seasonal Designer Arrangements, Refreshments
6529 Crown Blvd., Suite D
San Jose, CA 95120
Phone: (408) 997-0200
Fax: (408) 997-0711