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UCLA Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars

There are many different ways to get mental health support. Below we have compiled a menu of campus resources, peer resources, online/phone/text resources, and community resources.


1. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) 310-825-0768

  • Provides individual therapy, group therapy, wellness skills groups, and psychiatry services
  • Provides 24/7 consultation to concerned staff, faculty, and students

2. Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE)

  • Provides support, consultation, advocacy for student survivors of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking
  • Provides trauma-informed yoga for student survivors

3. Campus and Student Resilience provides two programs:

  • Depression Grand Challenge: students may participate in internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (iCBT) program for depression and anxiety; may be helpful to students with language barrier or reluctant to meet with a therapist.
  • Resilience Peer Network (students may also be connected with Resilience Peers following completion of the above survey)

4. UCLA Psychology Clinic 310-825-2305

  • Provides low-fee individual and group psychotherapy (e.g., CBT group), as well as diagnostic assessments

5. PEERS Friendship Program

  • Provides social skills therapy/training for students with social skills deficits (evidence based practice for autism spectrum)

6. Collegiate Recovery Program

  • Provides individual support and weekly recovery meetings for students who are in recovery from substance use or other addictive behaviors

7. ASHE smoking cessation program 310-825-4073

8. Research opportunities

  • Students may receive treatment and/or assessment through various research projects on campus

9. Other campus partners:

  • See full list
  • UCLA Case Managers: Can assist distressed students with various domains (academic, housing, economic)


1. Peer Counselors

  • GRIT Peer Coaching
    • The GRIT Peer-to-Peer Coaching program is committed to the development and well-being of the whole student. GRIT stands for guidance, resilience, integrity and transformation. In this program, UCLA students receive individualized support from trained peer coaches, with the aims of enhancing overall well-being and improving academic and personal success by utilizing various strategies for empowerment.
  • UCLA Peer Counseling Program
    • Contact: Lydia Nguyen @ 310-825-0248 or
    • Peer counseling program being run in conjunction with the Neuromodulation Division of the Semel Institute. Peer counselors are provided with didactic training around listening skills and empathic responding and work under the weekly supervision of a faculty advisor. Services are confidential and are available to students experiencing personal difficulties, hardships and challenges.
  • WAZO Connect
    • WAZO Connect is a student organization at UCLA that aims to improve mental health on college campuses.
    • It offers all students in need with a personal mentor for 6 weeks and bi-weekly wellness activities.
  • Bruins for Recovery (B4R)
    • Bruins for Recovery (B4R) is a registered student organization at UCLA dedicated to supporting students recovering from addictive behaviors, and their allies, family, and friends. Offers campus meetings and support groups.
  • Financial Peers Educator (Financial Wellness Program
    • This program fosters financial literacy skills through workshops, coaching and online educational efforts.

2. Chinese Student and Scholar Association
provides many helpful adjustment tips, stress-management skills in Mandarin

3. International Student Ambassadors

  • Dashew Center has international student ambassadors who are available to provide advice and resources to ease the transition to life in Los Angeles and UCLA.

Online / Phone / Text

1. CAPS has a list of online resources and apps

2. My Student Support Program : CAPS has initiated a new service to support the emotional health and wellbeing of our international students, called My Student Support Program (My SSP) If you are feeling overwhelmed with your studies, experiencing uncertainty over recent events, or have something else occupying your thoughts and need to speak with someone, My SSP can help! See more information on My SSP here.

3. National suicide prevention line provides 24/7, free and confidential support

4. Mindfulness resources


For students who might prefer longer-term or regular therapy than what is available at CAPS.

CAPS Community Provider Database

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