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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. 

Winter Quarter Let's Talk

Winter Quarter Let's Talk will be held on Mondays and Fridays from January 6 - March 10 (no session on January 16). Let’s Talk’s sessions are drop-in and first-come, first-served format. The sessions of Let's Talk will be held in person.

  • Mondays, 1-2pm: with Jerome Wilczynski, PsyD | Center for Identity + Inclusion, 5710 S Woodlawn Ave, Room 301
  • Fridays, 3-4pm: with Jessica Bychawski, LCSW | Biological Sciences Learning Center, 924 E. 57th St., Room 305

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. Jessica strives to educate students on various therapy modalities and assist them in finding solutions that fit their needs.

Jerome Wilczynski

Jerome Wilczynski, PsyD

Jerome Wilczynski, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed clinical professional counselor. He is a staff psychologist at UChicago Student Wellness with over twenty years of clinical experience. Jerome holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; a Master of Theology degree in Systematic Theology and New Testament from Catholic Theological Union at Chicago; and a Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from The Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Jerome has worked therapeutically with persons that simply want to know more about themselves, adjust to new life and academic circumstances, as well as those dealing with depressive and anxiety conditions, medical illnesses, and those with very serious psychiatric conditions such as psychotic disorders. At UChicago Student Wellness, Jerome offers individual therapy, couple’s therapy, group therapy, he supervises psychology trainees, and he offers outreach programming on the campus. Jerome is highly experienced in working with persons from the LGBTQ+ community, and he strives to be a therapist that is multiculturally sensitive and is highly responsive to the unique needs of those with whom he works.   

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