Let's Talk

Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk is a program that provides drop-in consultations at locations around campus for UW-Madison students. It’s free, no appointment is necessary, and students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Just walk in for an informal, friendly, and confidential consultation. Speaking with a counselor consultant can help provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources.

Let’s Talk is not a substitute for formal counseling and doesn’t constitute mental health treatment, but the counseling consultants can listen to your specific problems and introduce you to what it’s like to speak to a member of our staff.

No topic is off limits. Common concerns include:

  • stress
  • sadness
  • worry
  • relationships
  • academic performance
  • family problems
  • financial struggles

Fall 2014 (September 2 - December 12)

Please note: Consultants may not begin new conversations with students within the last 15 minutes of the shift.

No Let's Talk on Friday, Nov. 21.

Red Gym notice: Mezz. D for all dates except for 9/3 and 11/19, on those dates you will be in Mezz. C.

Day Time Location Contact Person
Monday 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. College Library, Room 2191A

Jeff Hird, Ph.D
Amanda Ngola, LCSW

Wednesday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Red Gym, Mezzanine D (Mezz. C on 9/3 and 11/19)

Dennis Christoffersen, PsyD
Alyssa Levy-Hussen, MS

Thursday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. School of Education, Room 154 Julie Tatar, Ph.D
Alyssa Levy-Hussen, MS
Friday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Union South, TITU Felix Savino, Ph.D
Amy Margulies, MS, LPC, SAC

Who should visit Let’s Talk?

Any student can come to a Let’s Talk consultation, but it’s the best fit for students who:

  • Aren’t sure about counseling or wonder what it’s like to talk to a counselor;
  • Aren’t interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor;
  • Have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk it through; or
  • Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like ideas about what to do.

Meet the Let’s Talk Staff

Learn a a little bit about our Let’s Talk counselors.


Times and locations occasionally change throughout the semester. Check back for the most up-to-date information.

Questions about Let’s Talk?

Contact Amanda Ngola, LCSW, Associate Director, Director of Campus-Based Services, at 608-265-5600, or email angola@uhs.wisc.edu

Need help with an urgent mental health crisis? UHS offers 24-hour crisis intervention services for enrolled students or for those who are concerned about an enrolled student. If you are feeling desperate or thinking about suicide, or you’re afraid for the well-being of someone you know, you can call UHS at 608-265-5600 (select option 9). Click here for more information about our crisis services.