Compassionate, specialty counseling
Our confidential counseling 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 your insurance plan.
Support services for:
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Chronic Medical Condition or New Diagnosis
Chronic medical conditions are not uncommon, even in a university setting. Pain, fatigue, flares, and medication side effects can impact one’s functioning and affect one’s mood. In these situations, Social Services staff offer emotional support, problem-solving, and referrals to campus and community resources, as appropriate.
Eating Disorder and Body Image Counseling
UHS has comprehensive services to help address this common college-aged issue.
Students who are looking for wellness coaching may prefer to schedule a free appointment with a health coach.
Pregnancy Resources and Referrals
If you are pregnant, Social Services can provide emotional/resource support around decision making, next steps, and more. See Pregnancy Options: Medical, Counseling and Educational Services >>
Relationship Violence, Stalking or Other Violence
The Tang Center offers a full array of services for students to promote their sexual health and wellness. Social Services offers support to students whose sexual health concerns have begun to impact their mental, emotional, and relational health. We provide confidential, brief therapy and referral to other campus or community resources.
In recent years post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) have provided another resource for the prevention of HIV infection. Our staff works closely with Tang medical providers to support students in deciding if starting this regimen is the right choice for them.
"MSM" is an acronym commonly used by medical providers to refer to "men who have sex with men." This includes trans* and cisgender men of various sexual orientations (ie bisexual, gay, queer, pansexual, etc). Social Services has counselors trained to provide affirming and confidential support for the health and wellness needs of students who are MSM. This may include brief, individual therapy, group therapy, and/or referral to other campus and community resources.
Sexual violence encompasses a wide range of non-consensual behaviors including unwanted or coerced sexual behavior, harassment (cyber assaults), stalking, and rape. Social Services strives to provide a safe environment for supportive, non-judgmental counseling, advocacy, resources and referral information. We are a confidential campus resource.