Services at Tang for LGBTQ Students: Counseling

While all UHS counselors have training and experience working with LGBTQ+ students, sometimes it’s important to know your counselor is queer-identified.

For all general counseling questions, contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) at (510) 642-9494.


Laura Alie

Laura Alie, PsyD

Phone: (510) 642-9494

Focuses: Transgender Care Team, non-binary identities/ exploration, relationship issues, 1st generation college students

Elizabeth Aranda, PhD

Elizabeth Aranda, Ph.D.

Phone: (510) 642-9494

QTALK Drop-In: Thursdays 10:30am-12pm

Focuses: Transgender Care Team, Latinx & queer/trans students of color, kink, polyamorous relationships


Jeanine Baillie, PsyD

Phone: (510) 642-9494

QTALK Drop-In: 150 Chavez, Fridays 10:30am-12pm

Focuses: First generation college students, international students, student-athletes, trans and queer students, intersecting identities

Don Capone, PsyD

Phone: (510) 642-4853

QTALK: By appointment only for graduate students

Focuses: Transgender Care Team, couples counseling, self-esteem/body image

Kin Ming Chan, PhD

Kin Ming Chan, PhD

Phone: (510) 642-9494

Focuses: Cross-cultural concerns, mindfulness and self-compassion 

Carrie Guthrie

Carrie Guthrie, LCSW

Phone: (510) 642-9494

Focuses: Family and relationships, transfer, re-entry and student parents

Shanta Jambotkar, LCSW

Shanta Jambotkar, LCSW

Phone: (510) 642-6074

Focuses: Intersectional cultures; women and people of color; LGBTQIA; South Asia & diaspora; immigrant & next generations

Tobirus M. Newby

Tobirus M. Newby, LCSW

Phone: (510) 642-6074

QTALK Drop-In: 150 Chavez, every other Tuesday 4-6pm

Focuses: Transgender Care Team, spirituality, sexual health

Diane Pena

Diana Peña, PhD

Phone: (510) 664-7483 

Drop In: for Undocumented Students in 119 Chavez, Tuesdays from 1-3pm

Focuses: Undocumented students

John Suave

John Sauvé, PsyD

Phone: (510) 642-9494

Focuses: Men's issues, grad students, 1st generation college students, managing depression

Heath Schechinger, PhD

Phone: (510) 643-7110

Focuses: Polyamory,bi-sexuality/pansexuality, kink, trans and gender non-conforming students

Robin Walley

Robin Walley, LCSW

Phone: (510) 642-6074

Focuses: Alcohol and other drugs

Elisa Vasvquez

Elisa Vasquez, PhD

Phone: (510) 642-9494

Focuses: Non-binary identities/ exploration, latinx & queer/ trans students of color, bisexual/pansexual issues

M. Sara Yap, PsyD

Sara Yap, PsyD

Phone: (510) 664-9317

Availability: Referral per PCP in Primary Care, M-F, 8-5pm

Focuses: Transgender care, 1st generation college students/immigrants, anxiety, trauma

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Transgender Care Team

  • Counselors and medical providers with expertise in trans and gender nonconforming student concerns who provide counseling, hormones, and help accessing surgery.

Q-TALK Drop-In

  • Confidential, individual consultation with a queer-identified counselor. No appointment, no paperwork, just drop in at Cesar E. Chavez! Every: Tuesday 4-6pm Thursday 10:30am-12pm Friday 10:30am-12pm


  • Queer Womyn of Color Support Fridays, 3:15–4:45pm Contact Elizabeth Aranda, (510) 642-9494

  • Queer Men Support Wednesdays, 4:15-5:30pm. Contact Antonio Cantu, (510) 642-9494 or Tobirus Newby, (510) 642-6074

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Contact Us

UHS Tang Center
2222 Bancroft Way #4300
Berkeley, CA 94720

Phone: (510) 642-9494
Fax: (510) 642-2368

Please note special hours for summer break and holidays.

Academic year hours

Monday-Wednesday: 8am-5:30pm

Thursday: 9am-5:30pm

Friday: 8am-5pm

Crisis Drop-in: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm

See satellite offices for additional hours and locations.