Let's Talk Schedule

Let's Talk Drop-In Consultations are informal, brief, free consultations with UHS mental health counselors.

They do not require any insurance or paperwork. UHS counselors have expertise and competency in working with underrepresented students on campus. All counselors work with students who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns.

PLEASE NOTE: Let's Talk consultations are not formal therapy sessions and do not constitute mental health treatment, and we are not able to assist with the Disabled Students' Program (DSP) and other documentation support during Let's Talk. You will need to schedule an individual counseling appointment for supporting documentation.

Let's Talk Drop-In Consultations Schedule

For ALL UC Berkeley Students

Learn more about each counselor on our Meet the Staff page. 

Monday

Hours Counselor Specialty

Mondays,

1:00 PM -2:00 PM,

Veronica Orozco's WeJoinIn Link

Veronica Orozco, PhD

Veronica Orozco

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Family of origin issues
  • Complex trauma
  • Intersectional identities
  • Grief and loss

Mondays,

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

B-North 82J

Bill Berkhout, PsyD

A Licensed Psychologist is pictured

  • Finding and maintaining balance
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Trauma-informed healing
  • Latinx student mental health
  • Fine and Applied Arts student mental health

Mondays,

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

B-North 82J

Molly Sullivan, LCSW

A licensed clinical social worker is pictured

  • Depression
  • Emerging psychosis
  • Family/interpersonal issues
  • Substance use/misuse
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Tuesday

Hours Counselor Specialty

Tuesdays 2:30 PM -4:30 PM,

B-North 82J

Shanta Jambotkar, LCSW

Shanta Jambotkar, LCSW

  • Healing after trauma
  • LGBTQIA & TGNCNB Support
  • BIPOC & SSWANA Communities
  • Sexual violence survivor support

Wednesday

Hours Counselor Specialty
Wednesdays,

2:30 PM-4:00 PM

B-North 82J

Junichi Shimaoka PsyD

Junichi Shimaoka

  • personal / cultural identity
  • relationship concerns
  • gender & sexuality concerns
  • Underserved & Intl Students
Wednesdays,
3:00 PM-4:00 PM, 
 
Zoom Link:
Phone/Audio Access: 
Dial 669-900-6833 and
follow the prompts
Meeting ID: 923 1021 8071
Passcode: 101871

Erin O'Connor, LCSW

Erin O'Connor LCSW

  • Trauma and sexual violence
  • Chronic illness
  • Body image/eating disorders
  • Students with basic needs concerns
  • Muslim students 

Wednesdays,

4:00 PM-5:00 PM, 

Cynthia Medina's
Let's Talk Consultation Link

Cynthia Medina, PhD

  • Holistic Health & Wellness
  • Complex Trauma
  • POC/Latinx Mental Health
  • Relationships/Family of Origin Concerns

Thursday

Hours Counselor Specialty

Thursdays,

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

B-North 82J

Tobirus Newby, LCSW

  • LGBTQ+ community
  • UHS transgender care team
  • BIPOC health & wellness
  • Polyarmory/consensual non-monogamy

Friday

Hours   Counselor Specialty

Fridays,

10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 
Veronica Orozco's WeJoin Link

Veronica Orozco, PhD

Veronica Orozco

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Family of origin issues
  • Complex trauma
  • Intersectional identities
  • Grief and loss

Fridays,

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM,

B-North 82J

Xiaoxia Song, PhD

A licensed psychologist is pictured

  • Complex trauma
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Family issues
  • Identity development
  • Multicultural and diversity issues

Fridays,

1:00 PM-3:00 PM, 
Sam Tourek's
Let's Talk
Consultation Link

Samuel C. Tourek, PhD

Samuel Tourek head shot

  • Band 
  • Student-Athletes

Intended For Specific Populations

Intended For API Students

Hours & Sign Up Link Counselor Specialty

Thursdays

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 

249 Chavez

Jeff Lee, LCSW

Jeff Lee, LCSW

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Underserved populations
  • Transitions

Intended For Black and African American Students

Hours & Sign-Up Link Counselor Specialty

Tuesdays 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM,

B-North 82J

Thursdays, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual-
Jai Jones'
WeJoinIn Link

Amber Jaiza Jones, LCSW
Jai Jones social worker
  • LGBTQIA Concerns
  • Black Student Athletes
  • Family of Origin Concerns
  • Grief/Loss/Spiritual Life

Wednesdays,
2:00 PM -3:00 PM

Adisa Anderson's
WeJoinIn Link

Adisa Anderson, PhD
Adisa Anderson head shot
  • Holistic Health & Wellness
  • Men's Concerns
  • Relationships/Family
  • Complex Trauma

Thursdays, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

B-North 82J

Tobirus Newby, LCSW

Tobirus Newby Staff Photo

  • LGBTQ+ community
  • UHS transgender care team
  • BIPOC health & wellness
  • Polyarmory/consensual non-monogamy

Intended For Ethnic Studies Students

Hours & Sign Up Link

Counselor

Specialty

Tuesdays, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM

Cynthia Medina's
WeJoinIn Link

Cynthia Medina, PhD

  • Holistic Health & Wellness
  • Complex Trauma
  • POC/Latinx Mental Health
  • Relationships/Family of Origin Concerns

Intended For Graduate Students

Hours & Link Counselor Specialty

Mondays, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Amy Honihman's Calend.ly Link

Amy Honigman, PhD

Amy Honigman head shot

  • Graduate Students
  • Stress, Coping, and Resilience
  • Graduate student issues with advisors
  • Health/Wellness
  • Mindfulness

Intended For Latinx/Latine Students

Hours & Sign Up Link Counselor Specialty

Tuesdays 1:30 PM -3:30 PM,

Hearst Field Annex

Building B

Wellness Room

Veronica Orozco, PhD

Veronica Orozco

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Family of origin issues
  • Complex trauma
  • Intersectional identities
  • Grief and loss

Intended For LGBTQIA+ Students

Day & Time

Counselor

Specialty/Interests

Tuesdays 2:30 PM-4:30 PM

B-North 82J

Shanta Jambotkar, LCSW

Shanta Jambotkar, LCSW

  • Healing after trauma
  • LGBTQIA & TGNCNB Support
  • BIPOC & SSWANA Communities
  • Sexual violence survivor support

Intended For SSWANA Students

Hours & Sign-Up Link Counselor Specialty

Tuesdays 11:00 AM-12:00 PM,  


Sheela Vashishthas'
WeJoinIn Link

Sheela Vashishtha, LCSW

  • BIPOC and SSWANA populations
  • Relationship issues
  • Complex trauma
  • Formerly incarcerated individuals 

Tuesdays 2:30 PM-4:30 PM,

B-North 82J

Shanta Jambotkar, LCSW

Shanta Jambotkar, LCSW

  • Healing after trauma

  • LGBTQIA & TGNCNB Support

  • BIPOC & SSWANA Communities
  • Sexual violence survivor support

Intended For Student Parents/ Caregivers

Hours & Sign Up Link Counselor Specialty

Thursdays,

4:00 PM -6:00 PM
Nancy Tavolacci's
WeJoinIn Link

Nancy Tavolacci-Arista, LCSW

Nancy Tavolacci-Arista, LCSW

  • Life transitions
  • Child / Adolescent Development and Concerning Behaviors
  • Parenting / Caregiving stressors and resources

Intended For Undocumented Students

Hours & Link Counselor Specialty

Thursdays, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Call (510) 664-5342
for more info or sign
up on the
Undocumented Students
WeJoinIn Link

Bianca Barrios, PhD

Bianca Barrios headshot

  • Undocumented students
  • First-generation college students
  • LGBTQ
  • Latinx mental health

Tuesdays, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Call (510) 664-5342
for more info or sign
up on the
Undocumented Students
WeJoinIn Link

Diana Peña, PhD

Diane Pena

  • Immigrant and
    undocumented student
    mental health
  • QTBIPOC-affirmative therapy
  • Somatic healing practices


Intended For Native American / Indigenous Students

Hours & Sign Up Link Counselor Specialty

Mondays, 2:30 PM -3:30 PM

Anthony Hall Native

Community Center

Veronica Orozco, PhD

Veronica Orozco

• Anxiety and Depression

• Family of origin issues

• Complex trauma

• Intersectional identities

• Grief and loss

Resuming Late October

Anthony Hall Native

Community Center

Raquel Castellanos Miller, LCSW

Raquel Miller LCSW CAPS

• Historical and generational trauma

• Complex Trauma

• Mindfulness and somatic-based therapy

• POC/Latinx, Native American / Indigenous Mental Health

• First Generation and transfer students