College of Environmental Design

Counseling + Psychological Services


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is located on the third floor of the Tang Center and is staffed by a team of dedicated professional counselors who provide brief individual, couples, group, career and drop-in/urgent-needs counseling. Psychiatrists are also on staff at the Tang Center to provide medication evaluations. Workshops for students and trainings for staff are also provided by request and with advance notice. For more information, see the Counseling and Psychological Services website.

Counseling and Psychological Services is an important resource for students, with counselors skilled in helping students with a range of personal, academic and career issues including: adjusting to school, deciding on a career or major, dealing with family or relationships, sexual orientation and identity, coping with personal crises. Groups and workshops are also available on a variety of topics.

To schedule an appointment with CAPS, or if you have an urgent need or are in crisis, please call 510-642-9494 or visit their Tang Center office at 2222 Bancroft Way #4300 Berkeley, CA 94720.  Check the CAPS website for the most up-to-date information about hours and services.

"Let's Talk" Services

Yi Du

Dr. Yi Du

College of Environmental Design works closely with Counseling and Psychological Services at the University Health Services (UHS) Tang to provide warm hand-offs for free and confidential consultations to CED graduate and undergraduate students at Wurster Hall. 

 Dr. Yi Du, a licensed psychologist, is the CED liaison, although students are welcome to meet with any Tang Center counselors.  Additional Languages: Mandarin

"Let's Talk", satellite office hours all over campus, is designed for students wanting to talk to a counselor casually. It is not designed for students needing urgent help. If you are in crisis, please call or go to the CAPS at the Tang Center."Let's Talk" consultation hours are also available for CED students:

These free "Let's Talk" consultations provide an easy way to talk to a counselor casually. No appointment is necessary, there is no paperwork to complete. Although the contact is brief, it is a great way to get support, learn about resources and discuss how counseling might be helpful.

For consultations, faculty/staff members are also welcome to call CAPS at 510-642-9494.