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 (CAPS) at (510) 642-9494.


Laura Alie

Laura Alie, PsyD

(510) 642-9494


Focuses: Transgender Care Team, LGBTQ+ identity development, gender and transgender identities, non-binary identities/exploration, first-generation students, and post-hospital care.

Elizabeth Aranda, PhD

Elizabeth Aranda, PhD

(510) 664-9124


Focuses: Transgender Care Team, multicultural psychology, feminist therapy, LGBTQ identity development, Latinx and communities of color, kink, and polyamorous relationships.


Jeanine Baillie, PsyD

(510) 642-9494


Focuses: Multicultural counseling, underserved and marginalized populations, and student-athletes. 

Sasha Blum

Sasha Blum, PsyD

(510) 642-9494


Focuses: Low income and first-generation college students, underrepresented student populations, sexual trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, and career development.

Don Capone, PsyD

(510) 642-4853


Focuses: Transgender Care Team, couples counseling, conflict resolution, relationship challenges, cognitive-behavioral approaches to reducing anxiety, brief psychodynamic psychotherapy, LGBTQ+ stressors, strategies for managing ADHD, mental health law, coping with a loved one's mental illness, and self-esteem/body image.

Q-Talk for graduate students (by appointment only)

Kin Ming Chan, PhD

Kin Ming Chan, PhD

(510) 642-9494


Focuses: Cross-cultural concerns, multicultural counseling, international student adjustment issues, Asian student identity development, mindfulness, and self-compassion.

Additional Languages: Cantonese

Carrie Guthrie

Carrie Guthrie, LCSW

(510) 642-9494


Focuses: Family and relationships, transfer students, transitions and adjustment, mental illness early intervention and recovery, the impact of mental illness on the family, family of origin issues, LGBTQ+ issues, and student parents.

Kiet Huynh

Kiet Huynh, MA

(510) 642-9494


Focuses: LGBTQIA+ topics (self-acceptance, coming out, finding community), students of color, and multicultural counseling.

Shanta Jambotkar, LCSW

Shanta Jambotkar, LCSW

(510) 642-6074


Focuses: Healing after trauma, sexual and intimate partner violence survivors and queer, immigrant, communities of color.

Q-Talk Drop-In, Mondays 3-5pm

Jai Jones social worker

Amber Jaiza Jones, LCSW

(510) 643-2893


Focuses: Underserved/marginalized populations and communities of color, LGBTQIA+ issues and intersectional identity development, first-generation at college and low-income students.

Queer Womyn of Color Support, Fridays 12:30-2pm

Tiffany Lin

Tiffany Hsiang Lin, LCSW

510) 642-9494


FocusesSexual/intimate partner violence, LGBTQ+ and intersectional identities, and empowerment and resilience. 

Gini Midili, PhD

(510) 642-9494


Focuses: Sports psychology, student-athletes, transitions and adjustments, learning disabilities, students in crisis, LGBTQ+ identity development, cognitive and behavioral interventions, dissertation support, career counseling, and transfer students.

Tobirus Newby, LCSW

(510) 642-6074


Focuses: Transgender Care Team, alcohol and other drugs counseling, spirituality and intersectionality, LGBTQ+ issues.

Diane Pena

Diana Peña, PhD

(510) 664-7483


Focuses: Immigrant and undocumented student mental health, QTPOC-affirmative therapy, spirituality, Latinx family health, grief and loss, chronic health conditions, mindfulness-based stress reduction.

Additional LanguagesSpanish 

Heath Schechinger, PhD

(510) 643-7110


Focuses: Gender and sexual diversity, social justice and multicultural issues, polyamory, bisexuality/pansexuality, kink, trans, and gender non-conforming students.

Availability: Referral per Primary Care Physician Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Robin Walley

Robin Walley, LCSW

(510) 642-6074


Focuses: Alcohol and other drugs and harm reduction.

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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 150 Cesar Chavez.
Mondays, 3-5pm


Queer Womyn of Color Support
Fridays, 12:30-2pm
Contact: Jai Jones, (510) 643-2893

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Contact CAPS

UHS Tang Center

2222 Bancroft Way #4300
Berkeley, CA 94720

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

Counseling after-hours support line:  (855) 817-5667


  • Main office - 3rd Floor of the Tang Center
  • Anna Head Satellite2536 Channing Way (between Telegraph and Bowditch)
  • Career Counseling Library - small building on Bancroft Ave outside of the Tang Center.
  • Satellite Offices: hours and locations