Appointment Phone Number: (714) 895-8799

Counseling Office Hours:
Fall and Spring
Mon – Thu: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Weekends and Holidays

Intersession and Summer
Mon – Fri: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Weekends and Holidays

Counseling Office Location:
2nd floor, Student Services Center
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GWC Counseling Values

The Counseling Division faculty and staff at Golden West College are a diverse, united group who feel compelled to publicly reiterate our core values in light of recent events. The video posted online of a faculty member’s comments in public are extremely disappointing and do not reflect the values or mission of the GWC Counseling division, or the College as a whole. As quoted by our college president, “One individual does not define us.”


We, the Counseling division staff and faculty firmly attest: We value each student who comes into our office. We see you, our student, as a whole person. We champion every aspect of your identity, whether it be your ethnicity, gender, sexual-orientation, religion, age, nation of origin, veteran status, family upbringing, housing status, ability level, or any other individual area in which you identify. What makes you “YOU” is important to us. As we help you tap into your unique strengths, we hope you leave empowered to have the education, career, and life that will positively impact your family, your community, and the world.


The events of the last week have impacted us in ways we could not have expected, and we are working to find ways to encourage students, faculty, and staff who may feel further marginalized. We know that our dedicated counselors and staff will always put students first. We trust our college leadership will handle this most troubling situation with the utmost scrutiny and make appropriate decisions based on the circumstances. All students are welcome at Golden West College, and we will do everything in our power to ensure this message is upheld. We will continue to host and attend equity-based trainings, because we believe our ongoing growth helps us to continually improve our services to all student populations, as well as in the community as a whole.