Counseling

Resources for Parents

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.   

Fees

All registered UC Berkeley students can access CAPS 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 short-term counseling visits are all free. Minimal fees apply to other services.

Fees are subject to change. 

Confidentiality

Understanding Counseling and Confidentiality

Simply stated, counseling is any relationship in which one person is helping another person to better understand and solve some problem. Friends and relatives provide a type of counseling, as do academic advisors, teachers, and many others. The staff at CAPS differ from others who may offer counseling because of their extensive training in psychology and human behavior. They have a broad range of experience working with many different situations.

Appointments

fees

Listed below are options for appointments with health professionals, here at the Tang Center and elsewhere on campus.

To speak with a CAPS counselor, you can also take advantage of our many drop-in satellite locations.

International Institute for Student Counseling & Mental Health

International Institute for Student Counseling & Mental Health logoThe International Institute for Student Counseling and Mental Health designs trainings for student counseling and student affairs professionals from universities in China.

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.

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.