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Counseling: Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)

Find out about counseling and other services provided to faculty and staff through the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP).

Welcome to FSAP!

Explore what FSAP has to offer.
  • New clients, please go to Make An Appointment.
  • Current and returning clients, please contact your counselor directly by phone or email.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, dial the San Diego Access and Crisis Line (ACL) at 888- 724-7240, Call or Text 911 or Call, Text or Chat 988 (Suicide & Crisis Lifeline).

How to make an appointment

To make an appointment with FSAP, choose one of these options:

Who is eligible?

FSAP offers confidential services to the following UC San Diego campus members:

  • Campus Academic Personnel:  All staff, faculty, academic appointees, professors, lecturers, project and research scientists.
  • Campus Academic and Administrative Leadership Officials:  All associate chancellors, assistant and associate vice chancellors, deans, department business officers, department chairs, directors, managers, principal investigators, provosts, unit/department heads and vice chancellors.
  • Campus Staff:  All full-time, part-time, temporary and some contract employees.
  • Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars:  All campus and UC San Diego Health Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars.
  • UC San Diego Emeriti Faculty and Retirees:  All retirees are eligible, regardless of their department/vice chancellor area during employment.
  • Note:  Family members in the employee’s household are welcome to join counseling appointments for confidential, jointly-attended services at the discretion of FSAP counselors – to benefit the health and well-being of the employee/retiree/emeriti; however, FSAP does not offer services to their individual family members.


FSAP offers a variety of services and resources to help individuals and departments with a range of issues, including trauma recovery, wellness, grief and violence. See a complete list of services:

  • For individuals, couples and families:
    • Confidential individual sessions
    • Counseling, assessment, referral and client advocacy
    • Conflict resolution
    • Eldercare resources and support
    • Brief, solution-oriented counseling and case management covering issues such as anxiety, alcohol- or drug-related concerns, depression, emotional problems, family concerns, financial difficulties, gambling, legal problems, occupational decisions, stress, marital or other relationship difficulties, violence
  • Support for people leaders:
  • For groups:

About FSAP

  • Confidentiality: The content of any FSAP session is confidential.
  • Fees: All services are free for UC San Diego campus employees and retirees.
  • Location: FSAP is in Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 406, across North Torrey Pines Road from the northwest end of campus (map). Shuttle service from campus is available via the West Campus Connector.
  • Hours: FSAP is open weekdays from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Appointments in the early morning or after 4:30 p.m. can be arranged with individual counselors.
For more information on the above services, contact FSAP.
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Notice: The information on this page summarizes provisions of university policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Refer to the Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) and local implementing procedures or applicable collective bargaining agreement for full text of referenced information.