Graduate Students

Mental Health Resources for Graduate Students

University Health Services offers short-term counseling for academic, career, and personal issues for graduate and professional students. There is no charge to get started, and all registered students can access services regardless of insurance. Professional counselors are available at the Tang Center, as well as at the Graduate Assembly (GA) Suite in Eshleman Hall. For graduate students who do not want to run into the undergraduates they teach, it won’t happen at the GA Suite! 

Individual and Couples Counseling

To get started or to determine whether counseling is right for you, call Amy Honigman, Ph.D. at (510) 664-5117. Or schedule an appointment over eTang.

  • Many students benefit from just one or a few sessions of counseling. If you need longer-term counseling or specialized services, we can help connect you with community mental health providers that work with your insurance plan.

  • Psychiatric medication can be helpful for some emotional difficulties. Students can get referrals to a psychiatrist from a UHS counselor or from their primary care provider. 

  • For couples counseling, only one partner needs to be a registered student.

  • As a satellite office, appointments at the GA can be scheduled 3 weeks in advance.

Group Counseling for Graduate Students

Group counseling is a powerful and effective way for students to share, give and receive support, learn, and heal. Many students can benefit from counseling in a group format. 

Graduate Women's Support

  • Description: This support group is offered for students who self-identify as female graduate students who wish to come together to share the challenges and struggles of being a grad student, discuss ways to balance school & personal life, discuss relationships with advisors and peers, increase self-confidence, and develop relationships with other women in grad school.

Graduate Men’s Support*

  • Description: This weekly support group is offered for students who self-identify as male grad students who wish to come together to discuss the challenges of being a grad student, ways to deal with the hurdles & hassles of school, find ways to connect with others, discuss relationships issues, and consider ways to manage stress & live a balanced life as a Berkeley student. 

View the full schedule of available groups for all Berkeley students on the Group Counseling web page. Register for a group on eTang.

Let's Talk Consultations

Let's Talk Drop-In Consultations are informal, brief, free consultations with UHS mental health counselors. They do not require any insurance or paperwork.

For Graduate Students

Hours & Link Counselor Specialty

Mondays, 1-2 pm

Let's Talk consultations are currently scheduled by email:

Amy Honigman, PhD

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  • Graduate Students
  • Stress, Coping, and Resilience
  • Graduate student issues with advisors
  • Health/Wellness
  • Mindfulness

Looking to speak with a counselor specializing in a different part of your identity? Visit the Let's Talk web page for more specialty consultations.

For Faculty, Staff, and GSOs

Do you work with graduate students and need a consult? Email Amy Honigman at