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Crisis Care

For Life Threatening Emergencies:

Call 911

Or go to your nearest Emergency Room


For other crisis needs 24/7:

  • Call (949) 824-6457 and select Option # 2

    ♦   Or 1-866-817-9842

    ♦   Text “Home” to 741741

Support Related to Campus Incident on December 13th, 2022

If you need support related to the campus incident that happened on December 13th, 2022, please know that UCI has resources for students, faculty, and staff.

  • UCI Undergraduate and graduate students please call the Counseling Center at 949-824-6457.
  • UCI Faculty and Staff can access support through the Employee Assistance Program

Our thoughts go out to those impacted. Please take care of yourselves and each other.

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If you have symptoms of a contagious illness that could be transmitted by being in close proximity to others on the day of an in-person appointment, please call our front desk to change to a virtual appointment or to reschedule.  (The request for 24-hour advanced cancellation does not apply to illness).

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A Message from the Director | Frances Diaz, Psy.D.

Dear UCI Students and Community,

Welcome to a new academic year at UCI!  Whether you are new or returning, it’s likely that this year will be filled with new adventures and opportunities.  As you navigate your way around campus and through all the various campus resources, please know that the Counseling Center is here to support you.  Please take a few minutes to check out the website to learn about many of the available services and programs we offer.   

We wish you lots of success while here at UCI! ZOT ZOT!


Frances Diaz, Psy.D. UCI Counseling Center Director


Mind Your Zot!

Weathering the Weather

It is getting closer to the holiday break and the end is in sight! Soon we will be with family and friends and getting some much-needed relaxation after the start to the quarter! Phew!

While this time can be something to look forward to, it is important to still be aware of caring for your mental health. Here are some things to consider as we reach the end of the year!

Summer Reflection

Summer is a great time to reflect on all the things you have done and learned along the way, and to also consider what areas you would like to grow into as you transition into the next academic year.

Take time to reflect, and perhaps even journal out your thoughts:

How to Improve Relationship with Food

Are you struggling with your relationship with food? In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week that occurs Feb. 21st- Feb. 27th here are 7 tips that will help you improve your relationship with food:

1. Be aware that there are NO “good” foods and “bad” foods. All foods provide nutrition and sustenance to the body and our bodies need protein, carbohydrate, fiber, and even sugar and fat to survive. All foods are good if you eat a variety of foods to get all of the nutrients that you need in moderation….

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