Counseling

Social Services provides individual counseling, group counseling, and consultation.

Individual Counseling

We provide support services for: 

Group Counseling

Call Social Services at (510) 642-6074 for more information. See group counseling flyer >>

Harm Reduction Groups

Undergraduate & Graduate Students

These weekly groups acknowledge that different goals work for different people. With the support of the group, you can work on finding the right balance for yourself, in order to get what you want from your substance use choices, without the things you don’t want. Please call Social Services at 510-642-6074, to set up an intake with an AOD counselor to get started.

  • Tuesdays, 4:00pm-5:30pm
  • Fridays, 2:00pm-3:30pm 

Q-BIPOC Harm Reduction Group

This weekly group for Queer BIPOC students focuses on goals around substance use, sex, gambling, and screen technology. Grounded in harm reduction, we acknowledge that different goals work for different people. With the support of the group, you can work on finding the right balance for yourself, in order to get what you want from your behavioral choices, without the things you don’t want. Please call Social Services at 510-642-6074, to set up an intake with an AOD counselor to get started

  • Fridays, 2:00pm-3:30pm

How the Body Remembers: Pathways to Wellness, Healing & Thriving

Undergraduate & Graduate Students

We will build a community that offers support and strategies for healing. We welcome people from all diagnosed illness, repeating episodes of health problems, or chronic medical conditions. Each person holds unique, personal experiences in their situation. We explore how to reduce the impact of health traumas that affect our daily routines. We will use coping practices, mindfulness, and each other's knowledge.  

  • Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:30pm

Heal & Connect: Sexual Assault Survivor Group

Undergraduate & Graduate Students

This group provides a supportive environment & confidential space to process the multiple ways sexual assault (SA) or Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) can affect one's life. The goal of the group is to help survivors regain a sense of well-being and personal power. Come join others who are working towards resolution of the experience & share a common understanding. Although SA & IPV impacts students of all genders this group is for those who identify as women. The group is free & confidential.

  • Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:00pm or,
  • Fridays, 2:30 - 4:00pm

See also: Counseling and Psychological Services Groups >>

Workshops by Request for Student Groups and Departments

The counseling staff provide workshops and trainings for student groups, academic departments and administrative units on a variety of mental health issues, as well as, providing information on how to refer students for counseling.

Call CAPS at (510) 642-9494 to discuss your workshop needs. Leave a message with your name, phone number, times you will be available by phone and a brief message with your concern or request.

Call Social Services at (510) 642-6074 for workshop requests related to eating disorders,  alcohol and other drugs, sexual assault or relationship violence.

Contact Us

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

Phone: (510) 642-6074

Monday-Friday: No building/in-person hours. Phones answered 9am-4pm. Virtual services can be scheduled 8am-5pm.

New to Social Services or Nutrition? Students who need support and do not have an assigned counselor should leave a voicemail at (510) 642-6074 to schedule a phone or video appointment or make a nutrition appointment.

If you have questions or want to submit documentation regarding medical withdrawal, email socsrvs@uhs.berkeley.edu or call (510) 642-6074.

Emergency/Crisis