Counseling

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. Laura Alie Laura Alie, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

Assistant Director, Hospital...

Let's Talk Schedule

CAPS Let's Talk Flier for ChavezConcerned 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...

Faculty and Staff Mental Health Training

January 7, 2021
Fall 2021 Schedule Suicide Awareness Training Over the last few years, you may have become acquainted with the Look for the Signs App (for students) and the Mental Health Handbook for faculty, staff and GSIs to assist you in helping someone in distress. One component of that help is understanding when a student may be in danger of suicide. Counseling and Psychological services (CAPS) would like to offer you unique...

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. This waiver application is only for students in a Summer Special Program who are waiving for the Summer 2021 session. Please fill out the WAIVER WORKSHEET to guide you through the online waiver application. NOTE: This worksheet is for guidance only; filling out...

Professional Training Programs

Thank you for your interest in our training programs at University Health Services.

I hope the information in the links below provides you a sense of what you might gain by participating in one of our training programs. The doctoral internship program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and our postdoctoral fellowship is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).

In addition, we have a nationally recognized two-year Post-MSW Fellowship in Clinical Social Work and a Career...

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.

Fees

All registered UC Berkeley students can access CAPS and SOS counseling services regardless of insurance. There is no cost to get started.

Students do not need to have purchased the Student Health Insurance Plan to see a counselor. Initial phone and in-person consultations, urgent visits, and short-term counseling visits are all free. Minimal fees apply to other services.

Fees are subject to change.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions about CAPS:

Appointments

fees Listed below are options for appointments with health professionals, here at the Tang Center and elsewhere on campus. To speak with a CAPS counselor, you can also take advantage of our many drop-in satellite locations.

Outreach and Workshop Requests

CAPS frequently does outreach to the campus for student groups, academic departments, and administrative units.

The goal of this outreach is to demystify counseling, educate the campus on mental health issues, and to help others know our counselors. Although staffing for outreach is limited, we do our best to accommodate requests.