Our Mission: To support the academic mission of the University by providing comprehensive counseling services to assist students with a variety of concerns including academic success, life management, career and life planning, and personal growth and development.
Berkeley, CA 94720
Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) is located on the 3rd
floor of the Tang Center. We provide brief counseling to
students with personal, academic and career concerns. Professional
counselors can meet with students to talk about a number of
concerns such as: adjusting to school, deciding on a career or
major, dealing with family or relationship issues, coping with
personal crises. All undergraduate and graduate students are
eligible for CPS services, regardless of their insurance coverage.
For many concerns, meeting with a counselor at CPS may be the best option. CPS offers short-term counseling for individuals and groups. Groups and workshops are available on a variety of topics. If the counseling offered at CPS is not right for a student, we will help the student find referrals in the community where sliding scale and low fee options are available.
How to see a
During Business Hours
If you are in crisis, or in need of urgent mental health support come to counseling and Psychological Services on the 3rd floor of the Tang, for urgent drop-in counseling. If you are in crisis or your needs are urgent, please inform a staff member at the reception desk. The drop-in counselor on duty sees students on a first come, first served basis.
When Tang is Closed
|See our Groups and Workshops.|
|Fees||See counseling fees chart.|
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5:00 pm (except Thursday, 9 am - 5:00 pm). During break periods, please see Tang Center hours for changes.
Drop-in counseling for emergencies
Urgent medical or mental health problems
|Eligibility||All registered UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for CPS services, regardless of their insurance coverage.|
|Confidentiality||See Understanding Counseling and Confidentiality.|
|Staff||CPS staff is a multicultural group of professional counselors, including psychologists, social workers, and advanced-level trainees. We try to accommodate students' preferences regarding counselor gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Meet the counseling staff here.|
|Satellite offices||See our CPS Satellite Offices.|
|Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)||See our FAQs.|
|CPS Release of Records form||Find out more about transferring records, or requesting release of medical records here.|