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.

We are now accepting requests for the Fall 2022...

Requests for Documentation

At times, students may need documentation of services received at CAPS to support withdrawal from classes, arrangements with financial aid, accommodations through Disabled Students Program, and for academic accommodations from instructors.

While it is generally not CAPS policy to write letters, counselors can provide other forms of documentation when appropriate. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) can provide the following documentation for current and/or previous clients:

Confirmation of Visit(s) Verification of Illness Certification of Psychological Disability.


Satellite Offices

We understand that connecting with students in other locations on campus serves to break down potential barriers to seeking support. Cultural issues and the stigma of counseling can be barriers. For other students, the Tang Center can feel too far, or too formal a setting. Some graduate students can feel uncomfortable running into the undergraduate students they teach. Making contact with a counselor at a satellite office can help demystify the services provided at CAPS and UHS.

Most locations are only offering virtual counseling at this time...

Group Counseling

Many students benefit from counseling in a group format where common concerns can be explored. UHS group counseling sessions are free and do not require health insurance.


fees Listed below are options for appointments with health professionals, here at University Health Services and elsewhere on campus.


Engage (with others through supportive connections) Student-to-Student Peer Counseling - Student-to-Student Peer Counseling is a student group that provides non-emergency peer support for UC Berkeley Students. The meetings are free, one-on-one, and confidential.
Graduate Student Peer Support Providers: Graduate Peer Support Providers (PSPs) meet one-on-one with graduate students...

Resources for Parents of UC Berkeley Students

College can present unique challenges for students and their parents and/or families. Listed below are some resources and website links that you might find helpful and informative.

Former Trainees

Sonia Amin, Western Michigan University
Mar Chung, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Kiet Huynh, University of Miami
Danny Meza, University of California, Santa Barbara

Derrick Bines, University of Oregon
Elizabeth Chaney, The University of San Francisco
Xiao He, Texas A&M University
Helen Youngju Kim, New Mexico State University
Elizabeth Kusin, The Wright Institute

Bianca Barrios, Washington State University
Nadia Damani-Khoja, University...