CalWORKs Counseling Services

Phone and Online CalWORKs Counseling

Welcome to College of the Desert’s CalWORKs Counseling Services! Our Counselors are available for academic counseling through phone and online appointments. You may choose your preferred appointment method from the following options:


A Counselor will call you at the phone number you provide.


A Counselor will email you instructions for accessing your Zoom or Cranium Café meeting. If you are using a mobile phone, you will need to have the free Zoom app downloaded prior to the appointment.


Come visit us in person at the Palm Desert Campus. We are located on the second floor of the Cravens Student Services Center (CSSC). 

Scheduling Your Counseling Appointment

  • Please email CalWORKs at or call us at (760) 862-1343 to request an appointment. When emailing, please include your preferred type of appointment (phone, in person, or online) and your student ID number.

  • CalWORKs students must connect with a CalWORKs Counselor during each term to receive services and priority registration.