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.

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 DSP and other documentation support during Let's Talk.  You will need to schedule an individual counseling appointment for supporting documentation.

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, relationship concerns, and are managing the impact of living in a pandemic.

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

Let's Talk Drop-In Consultations Schedule

Let's Talk consultations are not considered therapy sessions and do not constitute mental health treatment, and we are not able to assist with DSP and other documentation support during Let's Talk.

For ALL UC Berkeley Students

Monday

Hours Counselor Specialty
11am-12pm, Veronica Orozco's WeJoin Link

Veronica Orozco, PhD

Veronica Orozco

  • Student Parents
  • Re-Entry Students
  • Alumni House Scholars

Tuesday

Hours Counselor Specialty
1-3pm, 
Junichi Shimaoka's
Let's Talk
Consultation Link

Junichi Shimaoka PsyD

Junichi Shimaoka

  • personal / cultural identity
  • relationship concerns
  • gender & sexuality concerns
  • Underserved & Intl Students

Wednesday

Hours Counselor Specialty

2-4 PM 

Not available on November 16th and 23rd

 

Erin's Zoom Link (ID: 958 8086 8577)

Phone Access (Audio Only):
Dial 669-900-6833 and follow the prompts to enter the Zoom ID: 958 8086 8577 

Erin O'Connor, LCSW

Erin O'Connor LCSW

  • Trauma and sexual violence
  • Holistic health and wellness 
  • Body image/eating disorders
  • Students using the Basic Needs Center and/or struggling with basic needs insecurity
  • Muslim students 
3-5pm, 
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

1:15-3pm

Adisa Anderson's
WeJoinIn
Link

Adisa Anderson, PhD

Adisa Anderson head shot

  • Holistic Health & Wellness
  • African American Mental Health/POC
  • Men's Concerns
  • Relationships/Family
  • Complex Trauma

Friday

Hours   Counselor Specialty
10am-12pm, 
Veronica Orozco's WeJoin Link

Veronica Orozco, PhD

Veronica Orozco

  • Student Parents
  • Re-Entry Students
  • Alumni House Scholars
1-3pm, 
Sam Tourek's
Let's Talk
Consultation Link

Samuel C. Tourek, PhD

Samuel Tourek head shot

  • Band 
  • Student-Athletes

For Specific Populations

For API Students

Hours & Sign Up Link Counselor Specialty
Wednesdays, 4-6pm
Jeff Lee's
WeJoinIn Link

Jeff Lee, LCSW

Jeff Lee, LCSW

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Underserved populations
  • Transitions

For Black and African American Students

Hours & Sign-Up Link Counselor Specialty
Mondays, 11am - 1pm;  Thursdays, 2pm - 4pm.

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

Thursdays,
1:15-3pm

Adisa Anderson's
WeJoinIn Link

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

For Ethnic Studies Students

Hours & Sign Up Link

Counselor

Specialty

Tuesdays, 2-3 pm

Cynthia Medina's
WeJoinIn Link

Cynthia Medina, PhD

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

For Graduate Students

Hours & Link Counselor Specialty

Mondays, 1-2 pm

Amy Honigman's WeJoinIn Link

Amy Honigman, PhD

Amy Honigman head shot

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

For LGBTQIA+ Students

Day & Time

Counselor

Specialty/Interests

Mondays, 3-5pm,
Shanta's WeJoinIn Link

Shanta Jambotkar, LCSW

Shanta Jambotkar, LCSW

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

Thursdays,
2pm-4pm

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

For SSWANA Students

Hours & Sign-Up Link Counselor Specialty

Fridays,
10am-12pm

Kusha Murarka's
WeJoinIn Link

Kusha Murarka, PsyD

Kusha Murarka, PsyD

  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Immigrant Experience
  • Relationship Issues
  • Identity Concerns
  • Mood/Anxiety Concerns

For Undocumented Students

Hours & Link Counselor Specialty

Thursdays, 5-6 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, 2-3pm

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

For Village Residents and Student Parent

Hours & Sign Up Link Counselor Specialty

Mondays, 1-2 pm & Tuesdays, 1-2 pm

Jason Straussman's YouCanBookMe

Jason Straussman, AM, ASW

Jason Straussman

  • Families
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Cultural identity
  • Stress management
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Trauma-informed healing

For Re-Entry Students

Hours & Sign Up Link Counselor Specialty

Wednesdays, 1-2 pm & Thursdays, 1-2 pm

Jason Straussman's YouCanBookMe

Jason Straussman, AM, ASW

Jason Straussman

  • Families
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Cultural identity
  • Stress management
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Trauma-informed healing

For Native American / Indigenous Students

Hours & Sign Up Link Counselor Specialty
Let's Talk consultations are scheduled by email - vorozco@berkeley.edu

Veronica Orozco, PhD

Veronica Orozco

• Anxiety and Depression

• Family of origin issues

• Complex trauma

• Intersectional identities

• Grief and loss

Thursdays, 11 am-12pm

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