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Supporting students with mental health services at Berkeley

University Health Services at the Tang Center has a multitude of mental health services that help support success and self-development for Berkeley students. UHS offers counseling and resources for a wide range of academic, career and personal concerns that all registered students can benefit from regardless of their insurance plan.

Here are a few ways your student can access services:

  • Talk one-on-one with a counselor: Students can schedule short-term counseling sessions to talk about personal, academic and career issues. These include: adjusting to school, deciding on a career or major, dealing with family or relationships, considering sexual orientation and gender identity and coping with personal crises. Many of UHS’s counseling staff are multilingual and requests for counselors with particular backgrounds can often be accommodated.
  • Participate in group counseling: Many students benefit from counseling in a group format where common concerns can be explored. There’s no charge for this type of counseling, but it does require a referral from a UHS clinician. Sample group topics include managing stress, anxiety or depression and surviving and thriving at Berkeley, as well as others
  • Attend a drop-in crisis assessment for urgent concerns: If your student has an issue they need guidance on right away, they’re welcome to attend a drop-in session at the Tang Center. The hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. no appointment is needed.
  • Explore the range of Social Services options: For individuals who require support with alcohol and other drugs, chronic medical conditions, eating disorders, nutrition education, pregnancy, relationship or other violence, sexual health or transgender/gender identity counseling, UHS Social Services can provide topic-specific counseling.
  • Get counseling at convenient locations: To make it more convenient to access services beyond the Tang Center, counseling services are offered at 12 satellite locations around campus. These locations seek to serve various student populations and offer Let’s Talk, an informal, brief, drop-in consultation with counselors from UC Berkeley’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

For more information on these services, please visit or call (510) 642-9494.

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