Whether you are an incoming freshman or a returning student, you may find some of the services that we offer helpful to you during your time at UCSB. There are many opportunities for emotional growth at a university, but not everyone makes it through college without experiencing some challenges along the way. It is recommended that students seek help if these difficulties are interfering with their academic or personal well-being. Student Health works together with a team of providers to assist students in getting their emotional needs met by assessment, treatment, and linking to other campus and community providers/services.
Social Work Services:
The social work services role is to meet with students to identify: obstacles, needs, strengths, and goals. Together the social worker and student develop a plan to access resources needed to overcome these obstacles and support the student's strengths. Social worker services serves as the main campus contact point, making referrals when it is unclear where a student should go for assistance. The ultimate goal is for students to maximize their college experience while at UCSB. Students are eligible for these social work services at no cost.
For an appointment with a social work clinician, call (805) 893-3087.
For information on Attention Deficit Disorder see ADD/ADHD. For resources: ADD Resources.
The guide "Responding to Distressed Students" is an online resource for providing information that may help in recognizing and responding to students in distress and making appropriate referrals.