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Let's Talk

Thanks for stopping by!  Let’s Talk is an informal outreach consultation service.  Let’s Talk consultations are for UD students and are not counseling services.

These consultations are 10-30 minutes in length, confidential, free, no paperwork is required, occur at Perkins Student Center, Carpenter Sports Building, Warner Hall or on Zoom, and no appointments are necessary.

Let’s Talk can provide you ease of access to information, education, and guidance on how to access campus and community resources to help students manage stress, mental health and wellbeing concerns. Let’s Talk can help with a specific problem, concern about a friend, fellow student, or perhaps family member. We can point you in the right direction.

For example:

  • Academics 
  • Problems at home
  • Relationships
  • Adjusting to a new culture
  • Identity
  • Immigration
  • Oppression and discrimination
  • Microaggressions
  • Drinking and drugging
  • Food insecurities
  • Recent death or losses
  • Homesick 
  • Excessive Worry
  • Conflict
  • Sleep
  • Sadness
  • Academics 
  • Problems at home
  • Relationships
  • Adjusting to a new culture
  • Immigration
  • Oppression and discrimination
  • Microaggressions
  • Drinking and drugging
  • Food insecurities
  • Recent death or losses
  • Homesick 
  • Excessive Worry
  • Identity
  • Conflict
  • Sleep
  • Sadness

Let’s Talk does collect general consultation information for the purpose of tracking our delivery of service, and does not collect personal information about you.

Our consultation is confidential, with a few safety exceptions. If we believe you are a danger to yourself or others, we may not keep this conversation confidential. Other situations where we may share information with others include, current or past child abuse or elder abuse, and legal requests for information. Please let us know if you have questions about confidentiality. We’re here to help!

Let's Talk (Hablemos)

Please see below for information regarding the CCSD staff leading the Let’s Talk discussions along with dates, times and format information.

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. (Hybrid) | Kelly Ozambela, Ph.D., Psychologist

Clinician: Kelly Ozambela, Ph.D., Psychologist​

Specializes in self-care and coping strategies, as well as community resources

Check in via email: ozambela@udel.edu to request virtual or in person
In person: Meet off main concourse Perkins Student Center; session held in Room 306, Perkins Student Center
Virtual: Zoom Meeting ID: 951 0021 1304 (To enter waiting room)

Thursdays, 4–5 p.m. (In Person) | Michele Juarez-Huffaker, Ph.D., Psychologist

Clinician: Michele Juarez-Huffaker, Ph.D., Psychologist

In person: Session held in Room 119A, Carpenter Sports Building

Disclaimer
  • Let’s Talk is an informal consultation only. Let’s Talk is not counseling.
  • Let’s Talk conversations are not part of students’ releasable records.
  • Although Let’s Talk consultants are mental health professionals, Let’s Talk consultations do not constitute mental health treatment.
  • Limits to confidentiality – When there is an immediate threat of harm to you or others, Let’s Talk counselors are required by law to report this. When a minor, elderly person, or someone otherwise incapacitated is being abused, Let’s Talk consultants are also required by law to report this.
  • If your Let’s Talk consultant assesses that you could benefit from a higher level of care, every effort will be made to refer you to other appropriate resources at the university and surrounding community.

The “Let’s Talk” program is modeled on the “Let’s Talk” program at Cornell University. We are indebted to our colleagues there for the name and idea; some of the material on their website has been duplicated here with permission. Special thanks to Cornell University CAPS, for sharing their expertise and experience.