Direct Support

UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Counselors

Our Counselors in Residence are available for individual drop-in consultation several days a week. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email any of our counselors. Please note, Dr. Kim will be hosting drop-in hours in the Transfer Center rather than the LGBTQ Center.

Crisis counseling is available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For urgent matters or after-hours counseling by phone, please contact CAPS at 310-825-0768.

  • Saeromi Kim Saeromi Kim Dr. Kim is a queer, out therapist whose clinical interests include depression and anxiety, loss and grief, transgender care, multicultural counseling, and intersectional identity concerns.
  • Dee Chappelear Dee Chappelear Dr. Chappelear addresses issues including mood disorders, PTSD, anxiety, mood dysregulation, schizophrenia, substance abuse, and LGBT issues.
  • Jason Tomasian Jason Tomasian Jason is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions and relationship, identity and LGBTQIA+ specific issues.

CAPS Therapy Groups

CAPS offers two different LGBTQ therapy groups for students with UCSHIP.

LGBTQA Community Support Group: Fridays from 1:00pm–2:30 pm.

A support and skills-building group for LGBTQA and questioning students. This group will address issues unique to people who experience these intersections of sexuality and gender, as well as more general interpersonal concerns. Objectives of the group include developing better communication and relationship skills, improving self-esteem, increasing social support, and defining a comfortable level of self and community connection. Group topics may cover issues related to coming out, relationships, political climate, and other topics relevant to group members. To join, contact Dee Chappelear at

Gender Identity Group: Fridays from 10:00–11:30 am starting Week 3 (Updated Fall 2020).

For students who are exploring and/or identify as transgender, gender fluid, and gender nonconforming in their identity and expression. Issues to be addressed include: challenges coming out to oneself and others, negotiating gendered environments, establishing identity-affirming relationships, coping with minority stress and gender binary norms, accessing health and social services supportive of transgender people, addressing issues related to the transitioning process and adjustment to a new social identity.

This group is open to students with or without UC SHIP insurance, although those without UC-SHIP pay a $15 session fee. For those who are interested, please refer to the CAPS mainline: (310) 825-0768.

Case Management

Our Case Manager Katherine Campbell is available for individual drop-in consultation on Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30pm and Thursdays, 10am-12pm. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email

Students’ personal situations may negatively impact their well-being or academic life. In other instances, students’ actions may disturb campus community members. In these situations, Case Managers are available to receive reports of concern and determine an appropriate response to assist the student and those who may also be impacted by the situation. Case Managers are available to consult with or provide training for campus community members who would like to better support students of concern. Case Managers must abide by FERPA laws, which means they are a private, not confidential resource.

If you would prefer to schedule an appointment, please go to the following link:

Please keep in mind that the Case Managers do not maintain 24 hour access to email or phone. For more information about Case Managers, please visit UCLA Consultation and Response.

Career Peers

In partnership with the Career Center, the LGBTQ Center hosts weekly Career Peer drop-in hours. The UCLA Career Peers are one of the Career Center’s main resources for undergraduate students searching for peer-to-peer advisement. Whether it be resume critiques, job exploration, or interview advice, every Career Peer is well trained in providing assistance across a wide-range of internship/career related concerns. For more information about UCLA Career Peer Advisors, please visit

Financial Wellness Peers

In partnership with the Financial Wellness Program, the LGBTQ Center hosts weekly Financial Wellness Peer coaching hours to support students' financial literacy. To learn more about the Financial Wellness Program or to make an appointment with a Financial Wellness Peer, please visit:

The UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center acknowledges our presence on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples.