Counseling

Fees

All registered UC Berkeley students can access CAPS and Social Services 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.

Appointments

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

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.

Off Campus Counseling Referrals

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

Getting Help for Students of Concern

Whether you are student, faculty, staff or just a concerned friend or loved one, you have many options for helping a student you are concerned about.

Career Counseling Internship

Career Counseling Internship

The Career Counseling Internships provide training and experience with university students seeking career, academic, and personal development, with an emphasis on individual counseling. Career Interns participate in the many career-related components of CAPS including one-on-one career counseling, workshops, outreach to the campus community, and the career resources...

Services

The Career Counseling Library provides comprehensive counseling services to help you select a major and make career decisions.

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...

Former Trainees

2020-2021
Sonia Amin, Western Michigan University
Mar Chung, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Kiet Huynh, University of Miami
Danny Meza, University of California, Santa Barbara

2019-2020
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

2018-2019
Bianca Barrios, Washington State University
Nadia Damani-Khoja, University...

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...