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

Alcohol and Other Drug Harm Reduction

Tuesday, 2-3:30  Justin Castello, PhD
Friday, 2-3:30   Robin Walley, LCSW 

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.

Queer Black and Students of Color Harm Reduction Group
Tuesday, 3:30-5   Darius Taylor, MSW

This weekly group for Queer Black and Students of Color 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.

How the Body Remembers: Pathways to Wellness, Healing & Thriving
                         (********CANCELLED FOR FALL 2021********)

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

Body Image Drop-In Workshop - Fall 2021 (Moving Towards Body Trust)

Undergraduate & Graduate Students

Moving Towards Body Trust
This virtual, drop-in workshop is offered monthly for anyone interested in improving their body image. We will spark change through activities and discussions that prompt reflection and empowerment. Topics of discussion include:
  • diet culture
  • body ideals
  • joyful movement
  • intersecting identities
Dates for fall 2021: 
  • Thursday, 10/7, 4:00-5:30pm
  • Thursday, 11/18, 4:00-5:30pm
  • Thursday, 12/9, 4:00-5:30pm 
Registration link:  tinyurl.com/6927p67n
Facilitator: Madeleine Kannan, MSW 

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: Limited in-person hours 10am-4pm. Phones answered 9am-4pm. Virtual services  available 9am-5pm. Administrative Office Hours (In-Person): 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm
For after-hours support, please call the 24/7 line at (855) 817-5667.

Social Services: Please leave a voicemail at (510) 642-6074 to schdule an intake or return appointments. Social Services staff might be calling 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 nutriton appointment related to ED.

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

Emergency/Crisis