Services Provided

Wellness Groups

Join other undocumented students to learn emotional management skills and find support in community.

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UndocuWellness in Action

An 8 week psycho-educational, skill-building group for undocu-students experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, depression, or stress. Learn strategies for emotional awareness, develop coping tools for status-related issues, and incorporate wellness techniques to shift from surviving to thriving


A weekly support space for undocumented students that centers social connection as a foundation for wellness, racial trauma-healing, and resilience. Each virtual session will offer a conversational space, coping strategies shared through collective wisdom, and beginner-level mindfulness meditation practice


HeartSpeak Fall 2023 will begin on September 12. HeartSpeak will be held on Tuesdays 4:15-5:30 at the Undocumented Community Resource Center.

Go to to sign up for either or both wellness groups.

Drop-ins (aka Let's Talk)

Drop-in (aka Let’s Talk) is an informal brief consultation with one of our licensed mental health providers. Attending drop-in does not mean you have agreed to enter formal counseling or psychotherapy. The consult could be problem solving, questions about counseling, and/or setting up a future appointment, among other things.

To sign up for a Virtual Let’s Talk appointment with Bianca or Diana, go to and click on the “USP Mental Health Drop-In” sheet.

Scheduled Appointments

To schedule a counseling appointment outside of drop-in hours, call one of our confidential phone numbers and leave a voicemail with your name and SID:
Bianca Barrios, PhD – (510) 664-5342
Diana Peña, PhD – (510) 664-7483

Crisis and Urgent Support

  • If you’re in crisis or your have urgent needs, help is available at the Tang Center on a drop-in basis : Monday – Friday, 10am-5pm.
  • For urgent mental Health concerns when CAPS is closed:
    • Call the Student After Hours Counseling Line at 855-817-5667
    • Find a local emergency room. The closest to campus is Alta Bates Hospital, 2450 Ashby Ave., just east of Telegraph Ave.
    • Non-University affiliated crisis/suicide prevention hotlines:
      • Crisis Support Services of Alameda County (800) 309-2131
      • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255)
      • Or see more resources on our emergency community page

Information on suicide prevention