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.

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.

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...

Suicide Prevention

If You Are Suicidal

If you have taken steps to end your life, then please do one of the following so as to obtain immediate medical help:

Dial 9-1-1 from a landline or if you are off-campus

Dial UCPD Emergency at (510) 642-3333 from a cell phone if you are on or near campus
We ask that you do this so that we have a chance to help you with whatever leaves you feeling so overwhelmed that life is not worth living. We believe that you can be helped. We would like a chance to try to help you.

If you are...

Career Counseling Assessment and Library

The Career Counseling Library is a unique collection of books, files, directories and electronic resources staffed by a professional staff who will help you explore majors, careers and graduate programs.

Psychiatric Medications and Psychiatry

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

Students interested in an evaluation for psychiatric medication need first to meet with a counselor in either Counseling & Psychological Services or...