UC Davis Health ASAP Resources

Below are personal and professional issues that ASAP at UC Davis Health can assist with, as well as programs and links to helpful online resources

  • IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY  (please click here for information)
  • UC Davis Emergency Department: or 911
    For Mental Health Emergencies: 988

    Sutter Center for Psychiatry:
    (916) 386-3620

    Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic:
    (916) 520-2460 or (916) 364-8395

    National Suicide Hotline:
    (800) 273-8255


Adolescent and Family issues

Discrimination, Equal Opportunity & Legal Resources

Mental Health


Self Care

Work Related Issues


Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) offers confidential, cost-free assessment, counseling, consultation and referral services to all UC Davis Health faculty, staff, and their adult family members. Whether the problem is work-related, personal, career or relationship focused, ASAP can assist you in evaluating and resolving the problem.

You can call ASAP at 916-734-2727 or send an email to asaphealth@ucdavis.edu for an appointment. Business hours are Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm, except University holidays.  Should you call after hours, please leave a voice message with your contact information. Phone calls and emails will be returned by the next business day. 


Name Position Contact
Carol Kirshnit, Ph.D  Clinical Psychologist, Director cekirshnit@ucdavis.edu
Sheetal Shah, Ph.D    GME Counseling Psychologist


Uma Anand, Ph.D

GME Counseling Psychologist, Director of Faculty Wellbeing


Marina Podoreanu, LCSW Behavioral Health Counselor mpodoreanu@ucdavis.edu
Elizabeth Sheesley, LMFT Workplace Violence Prevention / ASAP Counselor elmart@ucdavis.edu
Aurora Cazares, LPCC Workplace Violence Prevention / ASAP Counselor aucazares@ucdavis.edu
Susana Becerra, LCSW Behavioral Health Counselor susbecerra@ucdavis.edu
Kim Ho ASAP Program Policy Analyst kimho@ucdavis.edu
Talithia "Tea" Allen, HR Asst III ASAP Program Coordinator tdallen@ucdavis.edu