Social Services

Meet the Social Services Staff

specialty, compassionate counselingSocial Services Counseling Staff The UHS Social Services Counseling staff provides compassionate, specialty counseling. Support services include alcohol and other drugs, chronic medical conditions and new diagnoses, eating disorders and body image, medical withdrawal administration, nutrition, pregnancy resources and referrals, relationship violence, stalking, sexual...


Social Services provides individual counseling, group counseling, and consultation.

Academic Adjustments and Medical Withdrawals

For academic adjustments related to emotional or psychological issues, please speak directly with your counselor/psychiatrist in Counseling and Psychological Services or Social Services. If you are not in treatment at UHS, we are unable to document your situation.

Nutrition Events

Zoom links and the most up-to-date times are on the calendar below. We want to hear from you!

The UHS ED Team would like to hear from the UC Berkeley community about their thoughts on the topic of eating disorders, anti-fatness, and related issues (ex. campus culture, support needs, challenges, etc). Complete Our Survey >

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Eating Disorder and Body Image

Eating disorders are a common problem on college campuses.

Do you think your eating or exercise is getting out of control? Are you concerned about a family member or friend who seems underweight, is restricting food intake, overexercises or vomits after meals? University Health Services (UHS) offers the following services that can be of help.

Community-Based Support Groups and Meetings

Community-Based Support Groups and Meetings

For a list of groups, including 12-step, that meet on or near campus please select a link to get current information on times and locations.

Download the Support Group Meetings Handout or see the information below.

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)
Twelve-step recovery program for men and women who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. (562) 595-7831

About Social Services

specialty, compassionate counselingSocial Services is comprised of a team of multidisciplinary and multicultural professional counselors, dietitians and support staff. The Social Services staff will assess a student’s immediate needs, whether they are medical, academic, legal, emotional, financial, or family-related.

The staff then works with the student to develop a plan to meet...

Self Care Resources

Below are some self care resources for anyone regardless of where they are on their self care journey.


The UHS registered dietitians provide medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education for any UC Berkeley student. Services:

Eating Disorders

About Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are behavioral conditions characterized by severe and persistent disturbance in eating behaviors and associated distressing thoughts and emotions. Although we don’t know exactly what causes eating disorders, genetics, trauma, and societal pressures all contribute to their development. People experiencing mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, or addiction, may engage in disordered eating as a way to cope.

Body dissatisfaction is a major contributor to the development of eating...