Let's Talk Consultations
Let’s Talk provides drop-in, informal mental health consultations on a first-come, first-served basis. It’s FREE and CONFIDENTIAL and open to all currently registered Ohio State students. It's a great option for students who may not need traditional counseling, but who could benefit from one-on-one support and consultation. You may select one of the counselors listed below, or you can select the first available time.
- Let’s Talk sessions are available various times, Monday through Friday via Zoom or by phone.
- Sign up for a “Let’s Talk” session online
What to Expect
- One-on-one, 15 to 20-minute informal consultations with staff from Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS)
- Same day appointments available, sign-ups are required
- No paperwork is needed ahead of time (minimal demographic information will be gathered for the purpose of tracking our delivery of service).
- New insight and solutions to your problems and information about other resources on and off campus
The clinicians below will typically be hosting Let’s Talk on the days indicated:
- Peter Oduwole, M.S.Ed, LPCC
Embedded therapist at Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Specializing in support for Black Students
- Aaron Free, MSSW, LSW
Specializing in LGBTQ+ concerns
- Marcy Lusk, Psy.D.
Specializing in support for Latinx students.
- David Wirt, M.S.Ed., LPCC-S
Embedded Clinical Counselor at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
STAR Behavioral Health Provider Registered to provide military sensitive therapy services
- Morgan Blumenfeld, LPCC-S
Embedded Clinician at Student Health Services
Specializing in support related to stress associated with medical concerns including COVID-19.
- Leisha Chiles, Psy.D.
Embedded Psychologist in the College of Dentistry
- Audia Fraley, M.S. Ed., LPCC
Embedded Clinician in the OSU Moritz College of Law
- Danielle Henn, LISW-S, LICDC
Specializing in campus and community resources, substance use disorders & health and wellness.
Serves as the Military & Veteran Liaison at CCS.
- Jacob Friedman, MSW, LSW
Senior Staff Therapist
Specializes in self-care and coping strategies, as well as campus resources.
- Bansari Thakkar, MSW, LISW
Senior Staff Therapist
Specializes in support for international students.
- Harry Warner, MA, LPCC-S
Associate Director, Outreach
Specializing in LGBTQ+ concerns.
- Re'Sean Johnson, M.S.E.
Specializing in support for Black students, Students of Color, First Generation Students, and LGBTQ+ Students.
- 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.
This program is partly 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.