Counseling 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:

Dee Chappelear - dchappelear@caps.ucla.edu
Saeromi Kim - skim@caps.ucla.edu
Jason Tomasian - jtomasian@caps.ucla.edu

** Please note, Dr. Kim will be hosting drop-in hours in the Transfer Center rather than the LGBT 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 also offers two different LGBTQ therapy groups for students with UCSHIP:

LGBTQA Community Support Group
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.

Please check back at the start of Fall Quarter for information on when the group will meet and how to join.

Gender Identity Group
For students who are exploring and/or identify as trans-gender, 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 trans-gender people, addressing issues related to the transitioning process and adjustment to a new social identity.

Please check back at the start of Fall Quarter for information on when the group will meet and how to join.

 

Case Management

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 like to schedule an appointment, please email:

CRTeam@ucla.edu

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: http://www.studentincrisis.ucla.edu/Who-can-Help 

Financial Wellness Peers

In partnership with the Financial Wellness Program, the LGBT 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: https://www.financialwellness.ucla.edu/

Career Peers

In partnership with the Career Center, the LGBT 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: https://www.career.ucla.edu/Students/Training-and-Leadership-Opportunities/Peer-Advisors-Program1

Drop In Hours Schedule

Vision:

The UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center envisions lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and same-gender-loving people and our allies as fully included and affirmed in every aspect of the UCLA community where justice, equality and respect for all prevail.

Mission Statement:

The UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center is the crossroads of the LGBTQ community at UCLA, providing a comprehensive range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development. We foster unity, wellness, and an open, safe and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender, queer, asexual, questioning, and same-gender-loving students, faculty, staff, alumni, their families, and the entire campus community.