Counseling Services help students to realize their academic and personal goals. Meeting with a counselor can help students clarify issues, explore options, and cope more effectively.
Scheduling an Appointment
To provide you with the best possible care, please call the appointment desk before coming in.
Individual Counseling is free confidential short-term therapy available to all registered UC Davis students. The initial appointment will help clarify if short-term individual counseling is recommended, and an appointment will be made with a staff member as soon as possible. If longer term counseling services are needed, referral to a community professional will be made. Individual Counseling appointments are located at North Hall.
Counseling Services help you with:
Counseling for Med Students:
Services are free to all registered School of Medicine students and provided at the Facilities Support Services Building (FSSB. Suite 1400) (This location is for pre-scheduled appointments only)
Be sure to tell us that you are a Med Student when scheduling an appointment. SHCS staff are from the main campus and are not affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry or any other UCDHS Department.
Counseling for Vet Med Students:
Services are free to all registered Veterinary Medicine students and provided at the Schalm Hall (This location is for pre-scheduled appointments only)
There are a variety of counseling groups to help students deal with stress, assertiveness, self-esteem, shyness, intimacy, loss, and eating concerns. Group services is a great way to meet with other students who can relate to one another. Students will find a forum of peer support, gaining strength as they share their feelings and experiences with other students who are facing the same obstacles as themselves. Groups typically consist of 4-10 students meeting weekly & are available to all registered UC Davis students.
The Mind Spa
The Mind Spa is a free resource for all UC Davis Students and will be located at both North Hall and the Student Health and Wellness Center. The North Hall location will open later this year. The Mind Spa is a great place on campus to relax and utilize free resources. With massaging recliners, biofeedback, and mindful relaxation resources it's a great place to de-stress before that big exam.
Mind Spa Resources
- Biofeedback Program
- Massaging Recliners
- Mindful Relaxation
Other Services Provided
- For information about Consultation, Outreach and Peer Educational Programs (COPE), please contact Renee Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Services and Consultation for Faculty and Staff
There are many resources available to Staff and Faculty on our Faculty and Staff section of our website.
SHCS Counseling Services was formerly known as Counseling and Psychological Services or CAPS.