Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources

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Counseling and Assistance 

Below you will find resources for making a counseling appointment as well as information for housing, food security, and basic needs. 

If the SHCS appointments are not available in a timely manner, you have additional campus options:

College based Counselors - You can schedule an appointment via health e-messaging

Megan Brown, LCSW Biological Sciences / Letters and Science
Bai-Yin Chen, Ph.D. Graduate Studies Satellite, Coordinator of Group Counseling
Pilar González-Doupé, Ph.D. School of Medicine and Betty Irene School of Nursing
Anne Han, L.P.C.C., L.M.F.T Biological Sciences and Agriculture/Environmental Sciences 
Chris Le, L.P.C.C. Letters and Science
Margaret Lee, Psy.D. School of Law
Stephen Simonson, Psy.D School of Medicine 
Shani Simon, LCSW Veterinary Medicine
A.Zachary Ward, Ph.D. Veterinary Medicine

Community Advising Network CAN Counseling is available through alternative campus centers (LGBTQIA Center, Women’s Resources and Research Center, etc).  CAN Counselors have a particular focus on cultural competency, and can be less booked than our general SHCS services.

Free non-UC Davis options:

  • Online video counseling it's easy, convenient, and with the provided coupon code, UCDAVISCOUNSELING, offered at no cost to you, just like the on-campus service
  • Online Counseling, make an appointment immediately and with this coupon code, UCDAVISCOUNSELING, it's free.
  • Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7, immediate and confidential texting service for students in crisis. Text RELATE to 741741 from anywhere in the US, to text with a trained crisis counselor.

Additional links: (Sexual Harrassement, Discrimination, and other resources from Healthy UC Davis. 

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Community Spaces 

There are many community spaces on campus where you can meet, discuss, and gather to dialogue with students. More information can be found here.



AB540 and Undocumented Student Center

Built on the foundation of educational equity and opportunity, the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center at UC Davis strives to empower undocumented students, their families and members of the community in being informed leaders and active participants in our communities.

Asian Pacific Islander Retention Initiative

The Strategic Asian Pacific Islander (API) Retention Initiative is dedicated to the academic, personal, and professional success of all UC Davis students who identify with the Asian Pacific Islander community. Through collaborative efforts with Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and other on-campus departments, the API Retention Initiative, seeks to create a support network for API students at UC Davis.

Center for African Diaspora Student Success

The Center for African Diaspora Student Success provides tools and resources that support students' developmental transformation, empowering them to maximize their potential and positively impact the UC Davis campus.

Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success

The core mission of Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success is to provide an academic support space where students thrive as scholars and unique individuals. The center's practices and services are grounded in access, academics and empowerment.

Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement empowers students to get involved and to author their own experience through meaningful co-curricular engagement.

Cross Cultural Center

The UC Davis Cross Cultural Center provides a culturally relevant community space where student voices can be expressed and respected.

Educational Opportunity Program

The Educational Opportunity Program is committed to serving the student body at UC Davis by helping first-generation, low-income students strengthen their academic skills to meet the demands of a research university.

Guardian Scholars Program

The Guardian Scholars Program is committed to improving the educational outcomes for foster youth and former foster youth by providing services and support to meet their needs through transition, graduation and post-graduate planning.

Services for International Students and Scholars

Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) within Global Affairs provides visa and immigration advising and intercultural programming and events for the more than 10,000 international students, scholars, and their accompanying family members, coming to UC Davis each year from more than 140 countries.

LGBTQIA Resource Center

The purpose of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center (LGBTQIA Resource Center) is to provide an open, safe and inclusive space community that is committed to challenging sexism, cissexism/trans oppression/transmisogyny, heterosexism, monosexism and allosexism.

Middle Eastern, North African, & South Asian Student Resources

Our mission is to provide holistic support to MENASA students at UC Davis. We approach the work through education, advocacy, and an intersectional lens. We hope that through building community, students embrace their authentic selves and find belonging at UC Davis.

Native American Academic Student Success Center

The Native American Academic Student Success Center is focused on creating a sense of belonging for Native American students that honors and celebrates Native cultures. 

Student Recruitment and Retention Center

The Student Recruitment and Retention Center stands for educational equity. Our student-run and student-initiated programs foster holistic academic and personal development while raising political and cultural awareness to empower students to act as dynamic leaders for their communities.

Transfer and Reentry Center

The Transfer and Reentry Center assists all transfer students from junior college or community college and reentry students with the transition to UC Davis and the UC system.

Veterans Success Center

The Veterans Success Center at UC Davis is committed to providing services to the student veterans, service members and dependents of the Armed Services. The center provides a welcoming space, professional and peer advising, guidance regarding educational benefits and engagement opportunities that span the university and the larger Davis community.

Women’s Resources and Research Center

The Women’s Resources and Research Center (WRRC) provides a place for students to learn about resources and educational programs that focus on gender equity and social justice. It is a great place to meet friends and get involved with on-campus events and student organizations working to address sexism, genderism and oppression.