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Social Work Services

Student Health Social Workers provide confidential services focused on enhancing and supporting student health and wellness.  Through these services, they seek to assist students in achieving academic, social, and personal success.

They specialize in

  • Comprehensive psycho/social evaluations
  • Psychiatric Crisis Intervention, Stabilization, and Aftercare
  • Complex needs counseling
  • Community linkage and referrals for behavioral and physical health needs
  • Academic Adjustments or Withdrawal/Leave support
  • Support with returning to UCSB after an extended leave
  • ADHD Screening
  • Medical care support or advocacy- for new or chronic conditions
  • Insurance Consultation
  • Continuity of care support when leaving or graduating from UCSB

These services are provided to students without charge.

Appointments

Join the Line to speak to us via phone!

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.

Eating Disorder Support

Eating disorders are complex and require several treatment modalities. UCSB Student Health has support to help students well enough to be in school, including:

  • medical monitoring
  • psychiatric evaluation
  • nutrition support

Teletherapy Care

UC SHIP students can connect with in-network licensed Psychologists, Therapists, and board-certified Psychiatrists via a mobile app, web, or phone using the LiveHealth Online service; there is no co-pay and no referral is needed. For more information on what is covered click here LiveHealth Benefits.

Therapist video appointments are available from 7 am to 9 pm, seven days a week, and can be scheduled with the same clinician for recurring appointments. For easy step-by-step instructions for using LiveHealth Online for Behavioral Health appointments click here

CAPS is a separate department from Student Health and their main office is located near Storke Tower.  Please visit their website for further information.

Walk-in appointments can be scheduled at their lobby desk or by calling (805) 893-4411.  Note: this is also the after-hours number for urgent needs for local resources as well as a phone consultation for mental health concerns. 

Complementary Therapies...

such as meditation are available at Student Health, and many other aspects of mental health are promoted through UCSB's Health and Wellness program.

such as meditation are available at Student Health, and many other aspects of mental health are promoted through UCSB's Health and Wellness program.

The guide "Responding to Distressed Students" is an online excellent resource for providing information that may help in recognizing and responding to students in distress and making appropriate referrals.

 

The Student Health Legends Fund assists UC Santa Barbara students who are unable or reluctant to seek prescribed medical care due to financial obstacles. The fund rewards grants of up to $200 to students in need who are facing medical, dental, and psychological conditions. This support helps to meet deductibles and co-pays that prevent students from seeking needed care. Student Health refers eligible students to our campus social workers for consultation and to our insurance office so that the advisers can help them manage their bills.

Social Work Services

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Andrew Vesper

Andrew Vesper, LCSW

Social Work Director


Certifications:
Licensed Clinical Social Work

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Shereen Barr

Shereen Barr, LCSW

Social Worker


Certifications:
Licensed Clinical Social Work

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Meghan Carlson

Meghan Carlson, ACSW

Social Worker


Certifications:
Associate Clinical Social Work

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Brandi McCallister

Brandi McCallister, LCSW

Social Worker


Certifications:
Licensed Clinical Social Work