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
|Individual counseling||Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) offers brief counseling to all registered UC Berkeley students irrespective of your insurance plan. The main office for CPS is located on the 3rd floor of the Tang Center with satellite offices throughout campus.
Professional counselors can meet with students to talk about personal, academic and career issues including: adjusting to school, deciding on a career or major, dealing with family or relationships, sexual orientation and identity, coping with personal crises. Groups and workshops are also available on a variety of topics.
Many students benefit from just one or a few sessions of counseling. Your maximum number of sessions will be determined by your counselor, based on your treatment plan and counseling needs (up to a maximum of 8 sessions per academic year if needed). If you need longer term counseling or specialized services, we can help connect you with community providers, many of whom offer low fee services.
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-5pm (except Thursday, 9am-5pm). 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 FAQ page.|
|CPS Release of Records form||Find out more about transferring records, or requesting release of medical records here.|