Counseling

Group Counseling

Many students benefit from counseling in a group format where common concerns can be explored.

Get connected quickly and join a CAPS group today! CAPS groups are free and do not require health insurance. 

“If not us, then who? If not now, then when?” ― John E. Lewis

Meet the CAPS Staff

CAPS Counseling Staff

The UHS CAPS Counseling staff is a multicultural group of professional counselors and psychiatrists. Counselors include psychologists, social workers, and advanced-level trainees. We try to accommodate students’ preferences regarding counseling gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.

Let's Talk Schedule

Concerned about a friend? Feeling anxious or down? Questions about counseling? Talk with a Counselor about your options at Let's Talk!

Informal, brief, free consultations with UHS mental health counselors

Let's Talk Drop-In Consultations are free and there's no paperwork involved.

The counselors have expertise and competency in working with underrepresented students on campus. All counselors work with students who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, and are managing the impact of living in a pandemic and remote learning.

Satellite Offices

At times, it can be difficult for students to access counseling at the Tang center. In our effort to reach out to the campus, CAPS has expanded its presence on campus beyond the Tang Center.

Career Counseling Assessment and Library

The Career Counseling Library is a unique collection of books, files, directories and electronic resources staffed by a professional staff who will help you explore majors, careers and graduate programs.

Faculty and Staff Mental Health Training

January 7, 2021

Spring 2021 Schedule

Suicide Awareness Training

Off Campus Counseling Referrals

Counseling and Psychological Services can help connect you with an off campus provider, regardless of your insurance plan. 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Service Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Service Psychology

The University of California at Berkeley is accepting applications for 5 postdoctoral positions in professional psychology.

SHIP Waiver Instructions for Special Programs

You are almost there! Help us help you! 

To save you time and frustration, please take a moment to review these helpful steps. Most errors encountered during the waiver process can be avoided by following these simple instructions. 


  1. This waiver application is only for students in a Summer Special Program who are waiving for the Summer 2021 session.
  2. Please find your program below for the Summer 2021 waiver period.  

Brief Individual and Couples Counseling

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers short term counseling for personal, academic, and career issues.

There is no charge to get started, and all registered students can access services regardless of insurance.

Professional counselors can meet with students to talk about personal, academic and career issues including: adjusting to school, deciding on a career or major, dealing with family or relationships, sexual orientation and identity, coping with personal crises. Groups and workshops are also available on a variety of topics.