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Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential consultations with therapists from UChicago Student Wellness. No appointment is necessary. If you prefer, you do not have to give your name.

Let's Talk is open to all University of Chicago undergraduate and graduate students and is a good fit for:

  • 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 would like to talk through a specific problem; or
  • Students who have a concern about a friend and want some thoughts about what to do. 

In-Person Let's Talk

September 27-December 3
Mondays, 12-1 p.m.

Center for Identity + Inclusion, Room 301

Virtual Let's Talk

September 27-December 10 (no session on November 26)
Students can sign up for a 15-minute slot two days before the scheduled Let’s Talk session. Please sign up for only one slot. Signing up for a slot will reserve the 15 minutes for you to talk with a mental health clinician from UChicago Student Wellness virtually through Zoom. Please feel free to sign up anonymously (using initials or an alias). The Zoom link to join the session will be displayed after you sign up and will be emailed to you. Please cancel your sign-up if you're no longer interested so that others can have the slot. If you are later than five minutes to your session, your slot will be canceled.

Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m.
Let’s Talk Clinician: AJ Deloney, LCSW
Sign up for a slot with A.J. Deloney here.

Fridays, 3-4 p.m.
Let’s Talk Clinician: Jessica Bychawski, LCSW
Sign up for a slot with Jessica Bychawski here.

Staff Bios

Jessica Bychawski

Jessica Bychawski, LCSW

Jessica Bychawski, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and a Staff Therapist at UChicago Student Wellness. Jessica is a recent transplant to the Chicago area from California where she completed both her B.A. (in Psychology and History of Art) and MSW (Masters in Social Welfare) at the University of California, Berkeley. Jessica’s professional interests include wellness and recovery planning, psychoeducation aimed at reducing stigma and increasing awareness of mental health problems, and assisting students in understanding their experience in the context of broader systems. Jessica approaches her work with students from a stance of humility, curiosity and nonjudgmental acceptance, and makes continued strides to serve students in a multiculturally competent manner. As a Clinical Case Manager, Jessica is responsible for assisting students in linking with therapy services outside of campus. Jessica strives to educate students on various therapy modalities and assist them in finding solutions that fit their needs.


AJ Deloney

AJ Deloney, LCSW

AJ Deloney, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker, and a Staff Therapist at UChicago Student Wellness. AJ was raised on the south side of Chicago. He completed his Bachelor of Liberal Studies Degree at The University of Iowa. He earned his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University, Chicago. AJ’s professional interests include providing psychoeducation about mental health, and fighting cultural stigma and its impact on marginalized populations. AJ’s experiences include working with the severely mentally ill as well as military veterans suffering from trauma. AJ approaches his work with students from a BioPsychoSocial perspective, meeting the student where they are with challenges and concerns. As a Clinical Case Manager, AJ is responsible for assisting students in connecting with therapeutic services outside of campus and around the city. It’s AJ’s passion to help students overcome barriers to mental health treatment. 


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