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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. 

Spring Quarter Let's Talk

Spring Quarter Let's Talk will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from March 28-June 3 (no session on Monday, May 30). Let’s Talk’s sessions are drop-in and first-come, first-served format. The Monday and Wednesday sessions of Let's Talk will be held virtually, and the Friday sessions will be held in person.

For the virtual sessions, you will sign in and be placed in the virtual waiting room until the Let’s Talk mental health clinician can meet with you one-on-one. You will be placed in a queue in order of sign-in. Please feel free to sign up anonymously (using initials or an alias). Please use the link below to register for the virtual session (no registration is necessary for in-person sessions). After you register, the Zoom link for the session will be displayed and emailed to you.

  • Mondays, 12-1pm: with Jerome Wilczynski, PsyD | Register here
  • Wednesday, 1-2pm: with AJ Deloney, LCSW | Register here
  • Fridays, 3-4pm: with Jessica Bychawski, LCSW | Biological Sciences Learning Center, 924 E. 57th St., Room 313

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. 

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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