Counseling

Videos

Counselors at CAPS answer frequently asked questions related to mental health services at UHS. You can also view each video on our YouTube playlist.

Support for Students & Staff Regarding Berkeley Employee Arrest

September 21, 2018

You may have heard or read news about a UC Berkeley employee named Roy Waller who was arrested and charged with a series of rapes that occurred more than a decade ago in several Northern California communities. He is currently in custody in Sacramento. He is an employee in the UC Berkeley Environment, Health and Safety department and is on investigative leave.

Needless to say, this news is shocking. None of the crimes he is alleged to have committed took place on or near campus, but this is nonetheless deeply unsettling.

We are aware that this will have a significant impact on campus, within University Health Services, and on members of our community, and particularly for those already living with trauma.

Our priority is to make sure that students, faculty, and staff have the support they need.

A reminder that PATH to Care serves students and employees. This confidential and 24/7 resource is specifically for issues related to sexual violence and harassment. Survivors, victims, and those impacted by such forms of violence and harm can reach out to PATH to Care Center for support, (510) 643-2005. 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available to all students for emotional support and can provide confidential individual counseling and consultation. (510) 642-9494.

Social Services (SOS) Counseling is available for students presenting with sexual assault/rape, relationship or other violence concerns. (510) 642-6074.

Faculty and staff may access confidential individual counseling, group support, and management consultation through Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance, (510) 643-7754.

This information on common reactions and strategies for coping with traumatic events and news is also available. 

Fall 2018 Training for Suicide Intervention and Psychological First Aid (PFA)

August 29, 2018

Suicide Intervention and Awareness Education

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 a unique training specifically to support students who may be thinking about suicide.  

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:

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. 

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.

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.