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.
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 email@example.com.
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.