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

Alcohol and Other Drug Harm Reduction

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.
  • Tuesday, 2-3:30 (Justin Castello, PhD)
  • Friday, 2-3:30 (Robin Walley, LCSW & Jennifer Tai, MSW)

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.
Please call Social Services at 510-642-6074, to set up an intake Erin or Shanta to get started. 

  • Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:00pm (Erin O'Connor, LCSW & Shanta Jambotkar, LCSW)

Survivors Support Group

This group provides a supportive environment for survivors of sexual assault to gather together and build community. Participants will learn to better understand their present lives in the context of their experiences while learning and practicing skills in grounding and mindfulness. Join this support group of survivors to reclaim a sense of personal power and well-being, as we know healing is amplified by connection.Please call Social Services at 510-642-6074, to set up an intake with Tiffany to get started.

*This group is open to survivors of all genders. This group is free and confidential*

  • Tuesday, 1:15 - 2:45pm (Tiffany Lin, LCSW & KG Gehrich, MSW)

Gender Support Group

This group is for transgender,nonbinary,gender expansive,agender,gender diverse, genderqueer,gender,nonconforming students to come together in a safe,collaborative,nonjudgemental space. Together we will discuss a variety of topics related to being on the gender spectrum including gender identity,intersectional identities,different aspects of transition,coming out&being out at Cal,navigating family of origin considerations,community resources,academic stress,relationships,sexuality,resilience.

  • Thursday, 2:15 - 3:45pm (Hez Wollin, LCSW & Mar Chung, PhD)

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

Front Office Hours: Monday - Friday (9am - 11:45am & 1pm - 4pm)
Remote Calls: 8am - 5pm

Social Services: Please leave a voicemail at (510) 642-6074 to schedule an intake or a return appointment. FYI: Social Services staff might call you back using an unknown phone number or blocked number, so please make sure your phone is not automatically blocking our calls.

Nutrition: For general nutritional concerns/meeting with a Registered Dietician, please leave a message with Social Services at (510) 642-6074.

Eating Disorder (ED) Clinic: Please call (510) 643-7110 to schedule a medical visit, or call Social Services to schedule a counseling and/or nutrition appointment related to ED.

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