Clinic Counseling Services:
Low cost services to children, adolescents, individual, couples and families. Services are provided by our therapist interns, supervised by a licensed professional therapist.
We are a Victim Witness Compensation Program provider, for victims of and/or witness to a violent crime, which are in need of mental health counseling. AVCS provides counseling to families that meet Dept. of Family and Children Services requirements for DFCS Special Funds
Who seeks counseling?
On a daily basis we talk to people who are hurting emotionally……..
Whose lives have been disrupted by the overwhelming stress of dealing with everyday issues.
They call because they are grieving over the death of a loved one, or the end of their marriage.
They can’t understand why they are making the choices they do, but recognize that they are unhealthy and they need to learn new ways of coping.
They’ve been a victim of abuse and are in need of healing emotionally.
They are dealing with cancer or other life threatening illnesses.
They are lonely, isolated, lacking in self-esteem, socially awkward, being bullied.
They are parents dealing with stress over money concerns, children, aging parents and a changing relationship with their spouse.
They are your neighbors, your friends, your siblings, your parents, you.
We are here…..and we will help.
For information or questions:
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (408) 997-0200
Call for an appointment?
Intake hours are between 10:30am — 4:30pm
Call (408) 997-0200
6529 Crown Blvd, Suite D
San Jose, CA 95120
Working To Promote Emotional Well–being
COC - Counseling on Campus Program
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.
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
- Los Alamitos
- Bret Harte
Union School District
- Alta Vista
Franklin McKinley School District
Geriatric Advisory Program
Aging is a process unique to everyone, influenced by biological, social, psychological, environmental and even economic factors. As men and women age, both physical and mental health can affect their ability to live independently. Through early intervention from the Geriatric Advisory Program or G.A.P, older adults can improve their quality of life. The Geriatric Advisory Program assists older adults experiencing medical and/or psychological, intellectual and behavioral problems not associated with normal aging.
Our clinical approach emphasizes wellness, prevention, building and maintaining individual strengths and social connections and minimizes risk factors. At G.A.P., our team begins the evaluation process with an initial interdisciplinary assessment, followed by recommendations based upon assessment results. Services and follow-up visits are then planned based upon the clients' individual needs.
G.A.P. is a multi-disciplinary, clinical assessment and care management program designed to address the emotional, social and functional health of older individuals. The program helps detect early changes, provides early intervention, ensures ongoing monitoring of problematic issues and helps clients live the highest quality of life possible.
Our clinical staff is educated, supervised and specially trained to serve clients in their later years. We have the dedication and reliability needed to provide clinical geriatric services with the high standard of quality and commitment you and your family deserve.
Our clinical staff is composed of state-registered interns with a master’s degree from a local university, working under the supervision of licensed MFTs. Our interns have additional education or experience working in the field of geriatrics and receive specialized training in geriatric assessments and case management.
G.A.P. services, along with all other services at Almaden Valley Counseling Service, are provided with a sliding scale fee structure. AVCS provides services to the community that individuals and families need but might otherwise not be able to afford.
~~ A Trusted Healthcare Partner~~
We care about you, your health, and what’s best for your family. A Geriatric Assessment is a complete health report which determines potential health and social problems so that we can best treat the symptoms. The Assessment looks at a person's physical, social, cognitive, emotional and environmental needs and abilities. We work with the client, family and health care provider to improve healthcare, well-being and functioning.
A Geriatric Assessment is a comprehensive evaluation performed by a trained clinician that enables you and your family to understand your loved one's abilities and limitations. Our holistic approach to medical care treats the mind, body and spirit in a caring environment. A comprehensive Geriatric Assessment includes: a complete medical history and medication review, a social and psychological evaluation, an assessment of cognitive function and a solution-oriented plan of care. The goal of this extensive evaluation and review is to develop a custom written plan for your loved one that is both clear and practical.
Life Coaching –
Aging issues dealing with loss and change can be difficult and often overwhelming. We help clients and their families face these challenging days with dignity and compassion. Our team approach addresses the holistic needs and wishes of the Client, from timely referrals for medical and pain management or even household and nutritional assistance. We provide emotional and spiritual support to the family during this time of role change and life choices.
Sometimes all a parent or loved one needs to remain independent at home is a little extra support. We have the resources to help develop a plan. A care plan that includes such needs as homecare, shopping, and household management for example. We can also suggest activities and methods of interaction to help loved ones get out and about to community and family events.
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