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specialty, compassionate counselingSocial Services Counseling Staff

The UHS Social Services Counseling staff provides compassionate, specialty counseling. Support services include alcohol and other drugs, chronic medical conditions and new diagnoses, eating disorders and body image, medical withdrawal administration, nutrition, pregnancy resources and referrals, relationship violence, stalking, sexual health, sexual violence, and victims of crime.

Our counselors provide education, counseling, advocacy, referrals and assistance with academic, financial and related issues that may arise as a result of the above.


Justin Castello, PhD

Licensed Psychologist
Interests: Harm reduction therapy, alcohol and other drugs counseling, trauma counseling, couples and family counseling, multicultural issues, and LGBTQ+ issues.
Paula Flamm

Paula Flamm, LCSW

Social Services Manager,
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Interests: Health issues, pregnancy, violence, and post-trauma issues, health care systems, and social work administration.

Maayan Greene, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Interests: Eating disorders, trauma issues, healthy relationships, identity development, mindfulness practices (including MBCT and DBT techniques), depression and anxiety, and wellness and self-care.
Zenaida Hernandez, LCSW

Zenaida Hernandez, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, University Village

Interests: Trauma-informed care, first generation and transfer students, student parents, students of color (specialty in working with Latinx population). 

Additional languages: Spanish

Shanta Jambotkar, LCSW

Shanta Jambotkar, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Interests: Treatment for trauma impacted students, sexual violence and assault, health conditions (pregnancy & chronic medical issues), communities who self-identify across: Intersectional cultures, women and people of color, LGBTQIA, South Asian and diaspora, immigrant & next generations.

Tobirus M. Newby, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Interests: Alcohol and other drugs counseling, domestic violence and sexual assault intervention, sexual health risk reduction, LGBTQ issues, trauma counseling, spirituality, intersectionality and multiculturalism.

Viviana Urdaneta Melo, LCSW

Viviana Urdaneta Melo, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Interests: Trauma, survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). 

Additional languages: Spanish

Robin Walley, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Interests: Alcohol and other drugs counseling, harm reduction, LGBTIQ issues, multicultural issues, navigating multiple identities, and self-injury.

Social Work Fellows

Nabilah Khan, MSW

Nabilah Khan, MSW

Columbia University

Interests: Multicultural and social justice oriented counseling, underserved and marginalized student populations, trauma informed care, sexual violence and assault, family of origin, attachment, and relationship concerns, grief and loss, mindfulness, and self-care.
Nicole Kallas, MA

Nicole Kallas, MA

Saint Mary's College of California

Post-Master's MFT Fellow

Interests: Working with college students during transitional periods, career, and family systems.

McKenna Zerfas, MSW

Loyola University, Chicago

Second Year Fellow

Interests: Identity exploration and development, anxiety and depression, trauma, first generation college students, immigrant and refugee students, feminist and multicultural perspectives, families of origin, and mindfulness.

Registered Dietitians

The UHS Registered Dietitians provide medical nutrition therapy and nutrition counseling for any UC Berkeley student with nutrition-related health concerns.

Elizabeth Aong, MPH, RD

Elizabeth Aong, MPH, RD

Elizabeth Aong joined UHS in 2017 as a part-time clinical dietitan. She completed her undergraduate degree at UC San Diego and received her MPH in Nutrition from the University of Washington. Elizabeth has a special clinical interest in community public health, food security, and weight management

Sarah Minkow, MS, RD

Sarah Minkow, MPH, RD

Sarah Minkow joined UHS in 2017 as a clincial dietitian. She completed her BA in Psychology with a minor in Exercise and Health Science at UC Santa Barbara (2006) and her MS in Nutritional Science at California State University, Long Beach (2016). Sarah has a special clinical interest in nutrition for disease prevention and treatment, mindful eating, and food security.

Toby Morris, MS, RD

Lead Clinical Dietitian

Toby Morris has been the lead clinical dietitian for students at UHS since 2012. She recieved her BA in Communication Studies from UCLA, her MS in Nutrition from San Jose State University, and completed a Dietetic Intership at UCSF Medical Center. Toby has a special clinical interest in medical nutrition therapy for disease management and prevention. Specific areas of interest and expertise include weight management, eating disorders, and mindful eating.


Contact Us

UHS Tang Center, Social Services
2nd floor, Room 2280
2222 Bancroft Way #2280
Berkeley, CA 94720

Phone: (510) 642-6074

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