CARE at CAPS is a safe place for survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking to get support, consultation, and to have a safe place to talk. We offer several response and prevention services. CARE is located in The Counseling Center at Wooden Center West.

To access a CARE Counselor, call (310) 825-0768, contact:

Deborah Green, L.C.S.W. –
Michal Scharlin, LC.S.W. –
Mark Veldkamp, Student Care Manager/Advocate – (310)794-7291
Kiara Lee, Student Care Manager/Advocate – (310)794-7299
Karen Minero, Student Care Manager/Advocate – (310)825-0628

You can get help without formally reporting an assault or requesting formal treatment.

Immediate CARE Response

If you have been the victim of a sexual assault, The Counseling Center offers several options for support:

Know Your Facts About Sexual Assault


CAPS Counselors act as your advocates on campus, should you need them. We assist students through in making decisions about reporting and next steps, accessing health services and academic support.

What does this look like on UCLA’s Campus?

  • Housing
  • Academic
  • Accompaniment to appointments as needed for support
  • Referrals to campus Resources (CAPS, Dean of Students, Academic Advising, Financial Aid, Student Legal Services)

How can the Advocate support students off campus?

  • Accompaniment to appointments with law enforcement, court and other community resources
  • Referrals to community resources


Counselors at CAPS help students work through feelings, and explore the impact and meaning of their experience of assault or violence. Medication treatment and referrals to long-term treatment are also available.

  • CAPS clinicians available by phone 24 hours per day
  • CARE Manager is available as a low barrier 1st contact for immediate response
  • CAPS clinicians available for nonscheduled walk-in sessions Monday through Friday
  • CAPS Clinicians are specially trained to provide Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • 7 Designated clinicians serving as CARE clinicians Psychiatry
  • Group Therapy – “Healing from Sexual Assault”
  • Referrals
  • Collaboration with Student Care Manager/Advocate

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