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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).

FSAP is open

FSAP is open for business with counselors working remotely during the Campus response to CoVid19. All in-person meetings have been moved to Zoom or phone.
  • New clients, please go to Make An Appointment
  • Current and returning clients, please contact you counselor directly by phone or email.
If you have a mental health emergency, dial the San Diego County Access and Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240.

How to make an appointment

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

Who is eligible?

  • Campus Faculty: All faculty members, deans, faculty chairs, department managers and principal investigators can obtain confidential counseling and consultation from FSAP.
  • Campus Staff: FSAP offers its confidential services to full-time, part-time, temporary and some contract employees.
  • Others: UC San Diego retirees, household members of UC San Diego campus employees and retirees, and all visiting scholars and postdoctoral fellows employed by the university can access FSAP's services.


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
  • For supervisors:
    • Supervisor and management consultation
    • Critical incident debriefing
    • Customized department workshops and training
    • Guidance on working effectively with troubled employees
    • Professional expertise on human behavior in the workplace
  • 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, call (858) 534-5523.
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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.