Social Services

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.

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:


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

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.

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

Twelve-step recovery program for relatives and friends affected by someone else’s drinking.


Meet the Social Services Staff

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Social 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...

About Social Services

specialty, compassionate counseling

Social 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...

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 disorders. Genetics,...

Eating Disorders and Body Image

Do you think your eating or exercise is getting out of control? Do you experience stress around your eating and exercise habits? Do you find yourself feeling preoccupied with your weight, body shape and size, and food choices? Are you concerned about a family member or friend who seems underweight, is restricting food intake, overexercises, or vomits after meals? University Health Services offers the following services that can be of help.


When you are managing a busy life of school, friends, family, fun, and other responsibilities, who has time to think about what you are going to eat every day?

Consistently eating nutrient-rich foods is beneficial, not just for your health, but also for your well-being. Eating a wide variety of nutritious foods helps increase your energy and stamina, and also helps decrease your health risk for chronic diseases. The following resources and links can help you get started on the road to nutritious eating!