Frequently Asked Questions
  • Who is eligible for our services?

    Services at our Clinic are open to the community. You do not need to be affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley to receive our services. We welcome clients of all ages, nationalities, gender identities, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, economic statuses, and abilities/disabilities; however it is important to note that:

    • UC Berkeley students may be eligible for services at the Tang Center on campus, which is separate from our Clinic.
    • We do not accept walk-ins because we do not have the staff on hand to provide immediate assessment and intervention. Please give us a call at (510) 642-2055 if you are interested in our services.
    • There may be limitations to the types of assessments, evaluations and interventions we provide which depend on the expertise of our clinicians.
    • Please note that we are not an intensive outpatient mental health center, substance abuse treatment center, or crisis center. 

    • If you are looking for these services in Alameda County, please contact the ACCESS line at 1-800-491-9099. Information can also be found at http://www.acbhcs.org/
    • If you have a crisis or are otherwise in an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. You can also call the toll-free and confidential 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-309-2131. Additional support and resources can be found at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

  • What can I expect when I call the Clinic for the first time?

    If you are interested in our services, please give us a call at 510-642-2055. Our Clinic staff will ask for your name, phone number and a brief description of your interest and goals for our services. One of our clinicians will call you back to answer your questions and learn more about whether we are able to serve your needs and discuss next steps for setting up an initial in-person meeting. If, for some reason, the clinician decides that we may not be able to take on new clients or we may not be a good fit for your needs, the clinician will provide you with referral options. A waitlist may also be available.

  • Do you accept insurance?

    Unfortunately, we do not currently accept insurance.

  • What is the cost?

    We are committed to providing our services to the community at an affordable cost. For this reason, we provide therapy services on a sliding scale fee and assessment services at a reduced cost.

  • What does it mean that the UC Berkeley Psychology Clinic is a training clinic?

    Our clinicians are Ph.D. students in the UC Berkeley Clinical Science program. They are closely supervised by experienced licensed clinicians who are also clinical faculty members. Your care may include video or audio recordings to ensure that our clinicians are providing the best care possible. These recordings are confidential, used for training purposes only, and deleted immediately after their use for training purposes. If at any time you are uncomfortable with this arrangement, we can provide you with referrals to another community based agency.