Psychiatry Services

Medications often can be helpful to students struggling with depression, anxiety and other emotional concerns that have a biological component. We have a strong commitment to helping students understand their difficulties and to offering a range of options to make things better.

Our psychiatric clinicians (psychiatrists and nurse practitioners) can meet with students to determine which medications might be helpful and to recommend a course of treatment.

Individual Counseling

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

Off Campus Counseling Referrals

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

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Outreach and Workshop Requests

CPS 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.


All registered UC Berkeley students can access CPS 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 initial counseling visits (up to 5th session) are all free. Minimal fees apply to other services.

Fees are subject to change. 

Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology

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