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
This program is dedicated to assisting older adults and their families in geriatric assessment, care planning, and life coaching.
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.
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
Silicon Valley Open Arms ~ Open Arms Coalition
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
- Christian Nielsen - Past President
- Rona Layton
- Karen Frederick
- Chand Trehan
- Rev. Dr. Michele Rogers-Brigham
- Nathan Fabian
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 continuing assisting the San Jose community. We are grateful for your support.
6529 Crown Blvd., Suite D
San Jose, CA 95120
Phone: (408) 997-0200
Fax: (408) 997-0711