TALK (to a mental health professional)

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"Let's Talk" is designed for students who are wanting to talk to a counselor casually. This is not a formal counseling session. Speaking with a counselor in a confidential setting can help you access support, provide perspective, help you explore resources and options and discuss how counseling might be helpful.

Services are topic-specific and aim to help students strengthen coping skills, problem solve, and identify resources. Social Services is open to all registered UC Berkeley students regardless of insurance plan.

Not sure where to start with all of our resources? Unsure about your career goals or major?

Meet with one of our Career and Wellness Counselors. 

Email to get started.

Same-day 45-minute session focused on what is top of mind for you at the moment and your counselor will provide some immediate support.

Students interested in an evaluation for psychiatric medication need first to meet with a counselor in either Counseling & Psychological Services or Social Services.

Students can access free counseling appointments through our partnership with humanest. Counselors are available seven days a week, including evenings, and appointments can be booked online.

Therapists in the community can see students more frequently and longer term. If a student is seeking medication evaluation/management, they might also consider a community psychiatrist

Online Video Sessions

For students with SHIP, Teladoc is another option for ongoing therapy and psychiatry services (medication management for mild-moderate depression and anxiety) through online video sessions. 

After-Hours Support Line:

ProtoCall: (855) 817-5667

Available 24/7

The ProtoCall behavioral health services after-hours support line is available 24/7, 365 days of the year. Call (855)-817-5667.