Counseling

Resources in response to the Las Vegas tragedy

October 2, 2017

We are deeply saddened by the tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1, 2017. We recognize that this may be a very difficult time for many of our students and other campus community members with connections to Las Vegas. During this time, we encourage you to reach out for support as well as extend support to others. If you or anyone you know are experiencing distress related to this event, University Health Services is here to provide a safe and confidential environment to discuss this with a professional.

Taking care of yourself and your community

September 25, 2017

Free Speech week events, increased security on campus and the intense media focus on UC Berkeley is impacting our students. Constant exposure to negative and threatening situations and environments has been linked to confusion, anxiety, sadness, helplessness, difficulty focusing and poor sleep. CPS would like to remind everyone that seeking support is a sign of strength, courage and resiliency, not a sign of weakness.

Drop-In Counseling at César Chávez

Concerned about a friend? Feeling anxious or down? Questions about counseling? Not able to get to the Tang Center?

Counseling and Psychological Services staff are available at César Chávez.

Counselors have expertise and competency in working with underrepresented students on campus. There are two ways to access care at Chávez: 

Public and Alumni Career Program

The Career Counseling Library's Public and Alumni Career Program is an individualized opportunity to explore new career possibilities, evaluate current career plans, and increase self-awareness.

My Career Development Steps

Research shows that identifying a goal gives energy and direction to one’s efforts. And having a flexible plan can facilitate action, and help you see your progress.

My Career Development Steps is a fillable PDF template for capturing and tracking action steps toward your career goals.

Use it to create and adapt a flexible plan as your ideas and plans develop. Refer to it regularly to recognize your progress and stay on track.

New Gender Spectrum Support Group

February 28, 2017
Do you identify as non-binary, genderqueer, agender, gender non-conforming, gender fluid, bigender, third gender, androgyne, questioning, etc.? Are you looking for a space to get support and connect with others who identify outside the gender binary? Then come to the Gender Spectrum Support Group! The group will be facilitated by two queer-identified counselors from the Tang Center’s Trans Care Team. Drop-in anytime, no sign-up is needed.

CPS response to recent events

March 27, 2017
Changes in our country are happening rapidly. Recent acts of violence, increases in hate crimes, discrimination against marginalized communities, changes to national policies, and the current political climate have caused many students to experience distress, regardless of their political viewpoint.