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UCLA Counseling and Psychological Center

CAPS at Behavioral Wellness Center (BWC)

CAPS @ BWC is located in CHS 17-253 (near Cafe Med and the School of Medicine). We are open Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. View this map.

The BWC offers confidential consultation and brief therapy to currently enrolled Center for Health Sciences Professional school students (Schools of Nursing, Dental and Public Health).

We know that university life can be demanding. Balancing academics, work, finances, family, health and social life can be stressful. All BWC Staff members strive to create a welcoming, inclusive environment for all professional school students. Our services as designed to help clarify their concerns and work towards the resolution of difficulties they face. To inquire about services or schedule a triage assessment, please call 310-825-0768.


Elizabeth Hernandez, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist

Lauren Jensen, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist

Charlie Padow, LCSW
Staff Social Worker

Michal Scharlin, LCSW
Staff Social Worker

Shannen Vong, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist

Michael Friedmann, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Director

Clinical Services Offered at CAPS @ BWC

  • Brief triage
  • Clinical consultation
  • Crisis management services
  • Short-term individual psychotherapy
  • Referrals to the community for longer term services
  • Limited workshops and outreach services