Counseling Services


The Counseling Department is here to support you via In-Person, Telephone and Zoom appointments at the Pittsburg and Brentwood campuses. Schedule your appointment with a counselor online! 

* Please Note - A photo ID is required for all in-person counseling appointments. 

Counseling In-Person & Online Hours
Located at the Pittsburg campus in the Student Services Complex, Level 4

Mon - Thurs, 9am - 5pm
Fri, 9am - 1pm (No First Steps Counseling Available)

For same-day appointments, please contact the counseling office at (925) 473-7449

For counseling referrals or more information please email

Schedule A Counseling Appointment Here

To add your name to the Drop-in list, click the link above during drop-in hours

or call (925) 473 - 7449.

  • New, Returning, and Transfer students may meet with counselors through drop-in sessions.
  • Drop-in sessions are 15 minutes via telephone.
  • Counselors will not have access to transcripts or be able to write an education plan.
  • Spaces available in a first-come first-serve basis.
  • All student must have a LMC student ID number.

Please note that certain learning communities offer weekly drop in hours.

Educational Planning Workshops:

Schedule a Educational Planning or (ED Plan) Workshop 

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Please explore your individual options below:

  • Career Exploration/Advising
  • Blue Ribbon Counseling for Veterans

    The LMC Counseling Department now offers priority counseling appointments to veterans and or families receiving VA benefits in 5 business days. Appointments must be made in person or by phone.

    1. Contact Veterans Resource Center
    2. Make an appointment with an education services representative
    3. Make an appointment with a Veterans counselor for a comprehensive educational plan
  • Learning Communities

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    If you are a member of a Learning Community – Puente, Umoja, Transfer Academy, MESA or Honors – and want to make an appointment with a counselor, you must make your counseling appointment in person or by phone.

    • Transfer Academy: (925) 473 - 7444
    • Or any of the other learning communities: (925) 473 - 7449
  • Student Success & Retention Counseling Workshops

    If you are on probation, schedule an appointment to participate in a 2-hour group counseling session, learn information about the occupations covered in each session and what courses to take to obtain a certificate, degree and/or transfer.  

    Visit the workshop retention workshop schedule

  • Distance Counseling

    There are two different forms of distance counseling

    video chatVideo conferencing appointments through Zoom. Please call counseling for this type of 60 minute appointment at (925) 473 - 7449. 

    Phone appointmenta

    Phone appointments also can be schedule by calling (925) 473 - 7449.

    Information provided in this appointment is limited. Please refer to FERPA website



  • Individual Counseling Appointments

    Counseling appointments are recommended for reviewing and developing an educational plan, career and personal counseling.  Counseling appointments are generally 60 minutes per session.  

    Comprehensive educational plans, (planning all coursework), reviewing your transcript evaluation, letters of recommendation, financial aid appeals or personal short-term counseling can be a 60 minute appointment that needs to be scheduled via phone or in person. 

    Appointments may be made online, in person or by calling the counseling office.  Call (925) 473 - 7449 for Pittsburg Drop-in Counseling hours.

    Make an appointment at the Pittsburg Campus

    Make an appointment at Brentwood Center

  • Drop-in Counseling

    Students may meet with counselors through drop-in sessions (15 minutes) in the Counseling Center. These sessions are for returning, new & transfer students. During these "drop-in sessions" counselors will not have access to transcripts or be able to write an education plan. Spaces available in a first-come first-serve basis.

    Please note that certain learning communities offer weekly drop in hours.


    Important: Student Identification Required

    In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records, all students must present valid, picture identification before meeting with a counselor. Acceptable forms of identification include an LMC ID card, as well as State- and Federal-issued IDs with picture). For more information about FERPA go to

    Make an Appointment with an LMC couselor