Let's Talk

Announcement:  Let's Talk will not be available on Monday, May 29 due to the Memorial Day holiday.

Take advantage of these free and confidential consultations.

Speaking with a “Let’s Talk” counselor can help provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources. No appointments are necessary. Appointments are first-come, first-served. Usually there is not much of a wait.

Spring Quarter 2017 Hours

Time Location Counselor




Center for Identity & Inclusion
5710 S. Woodlawn, Amandla Lounge
3rd Floor

Harris School of Public Policy
1155 E. 60th, Room 130J

Yoko Mori, PhD


Nick Calingaert, PsyD


Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC)
924 E. 57th Street, Room 202

Elyse Rocco, PsyD

“Let’s Talk” is a program that provides easy access to informal and confidential consultations with counselors from the Student Counseling Service. There are three “Let’s Talk” sites. No appointment necessary and no cost to you. If you prefer, you do not have to give your name.

The counselor will listen to your concerns and provide support, perspective, and suggestions for resources.

Unlike services provided at SCS, “Let’s Talk” is not formal therapy: it is a drop-in service where students can have an informal consultation with a counselor from time to time.

Let's Talk is open to all University of Chicago undergraduate and graduate students. “Let’s Talk” is the best fit for the following people:

  • students who are not sure about therapy and wonder what it’s like to talk with a therapist;
  • students who are not interested in therapy but would like the perspective of a counselor;
  • students who have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk it through;
  • students who have a concern about a friend and want some thoughts about what to do.

Let’s Talk Staff Bios

Nick Calingaert, PsyD recently obtained his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University.  He is one of two Clinical Psychology Trainees (Postdoctoral) at the Student Counseling Service.  Nick completed his doctoral internship at University of Illinois at Chicago Counseling Center and has worked in a number of university counseling centers and community mental health settings.  Some of his professional interests include working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, the effects of trauma, family of origin issues, and concerns related to identity.

Elyse Rocco, PsyD recently obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is one of two Clinical Psychology Trainees (Postdoctoral) at the Student Counseling Service. Elyse completed her doctoral internship at Pace University Counseling Center in New York City and as worked in various college counseling centers, a therapeutic day school, and private practice. Her clinical interests include eating disorders, trauma, sexual concerns, interpersonal relationships, and working with diverse populations.


The Let’s Talk program at the University of Chicago is based in part on the Let’s Talk program at Cornell University. With permission, some of the material from this website has been duplicated from the Cornell University Let’s Talk Website. We would personally like to thank Matt Boone, LCSW and Sharon Mier, PsyD for their help in the development of our program.