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, professional and academic concerns including: 

  • Challenges faced by ethnic minority students, first-generation college students, and/or undocumented students
  • College adjustment and identity development
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depressed moods and low self-esteem
  • Relationship, break-up and intimacy issues
  • Emotional awareness
  • Disordered eating and body image
  • Career exploration
  • Psychological assessments
  • Procrastination, time management, and decision-making
  • Family conflicts and pressures

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 has partnered with Counseling and Psychological Services at the University Health Services (UHS) Tang to provide free and confidential consultations to CED graduate and undergraduate students at Wurster Hall. 

"Let's Talk" 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.

 Dr. Yi Du, a licensed psychologist, has drop-in hours each week in Wurster Hall Room 703, on Thursdays from 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Additional Languages: Mandarin

Other "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. Dr. Du can also help you connect with a counselor at CAPS (brief counseling) or in the community (long-term, regular counseling). 

Dr. Du's drop-in times are also available to faculty/staff wishing to consult about students of concern; for consultation outside of the drop-in hours, faculty/staff members are also welcome to call CAPS at 510-642-9494.