South Asian, Southwest Asian, and North African (SSWANA) Students

SSWANA counselor talking to SSWANA student

About SSWANA Let's Talk

Why Let's Talk?

  • FREE access to supportive counseling and referral to resources
  • Confidential, safe space for informal consultations
  • Culturally Centered
  • Easy Online Sign-Up at WeJoinIn

Drop-In Hours

  • Fridays, 10am-12pm
  • Easy Online Sign-Up at WeJoinIn

Kusha Murarka, PsyDMeet the Counselor

Kusha Murarka, PsyD

Kusha is a professionally trained clinician that is familiar with the cultural needs of SSWANA students at UC Berkeley and has been working on the SSWANA Wellness Grant since January 2019. The grant assesses and serves the wellness needs of this large group of students on campus

 Specialties include:

  • Family of origin concerns
  • Immigrant experience
  • Relationship issues 
  • Identity concerns
  • Mood/Anxiety concerns
  • Balancing academic, family, & work demands

For urgent concerns or to schedule an appointment with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS),call (510) 642-9494. 

In collaboration and support of the SSWANA Initiative, Counseling and Psychological Services has a counselor with drop-in hours for the SSWANA Student population at Berkeley.

Spring 2021 Virtual SSWANA Wellness Workshop Series 

South Asian, Southwest Asian, and North African (SSWANA)

Join the SSWANA initiative, in collaboration with CAPS, as we engage in critical dialogue and discussion surrounding Anti-Blackness/ Colorism. 

Schedule & Topics

  • Anti-Blackness/ Colorism - February 19, 2021
  • Graduate Student Community Building - March 5, 2021
  • Imposter Syndrome - April 2, 2021
  • Family Roles & Obligations - May 7, 2021