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 2015 (September 2 - December 16)

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

Day Time Location Contact Person
Monday 11 am - 1 pm College Library, Room 2191A

Simone Collins, PhD
Jeff Hird, PhD

Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm SAC, Room 3158

Julie Tatar, PhD
Alyssa Levy-Hussen, MS

Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Red Gym, Mezzanine D (check TITU)

Felix Savino, PhD
David Messer, MS

Thursday 11 am - 1 pm School of Education, Room 154

Dennis Christoffersen, PsyD
Jo Hoese, PhD

Friday 10 am - 12 pm Union South, TITU Ben de Boer, PsyD
Caroline Lavelock, MS

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 Alyssa Levy-Hussen, MS, LPC-IT, PhD, Campus Based Services Coordinator at 608-265-5600 or email alevyhussen@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.