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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM | M-F
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Let's Talk

What is Let's Talk?

A free, confidential, one-on-one, drop-in opportunity to informally consult with a Counseling Services mental health provider. Let’s Talk is not therapy, but you can talk about anything on your mind, share something that recently took place, or ask questions/seek guidance (e.g., how to help a friend, how to seek services, wanting to learn more about a coping skill). We help one student at a time, so there may be a brief waiting period to be seen.



Let’s Talk 

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2-2:50 PM via zoom:

If you have any questions about Let’s Talk please email Ryan Shurson.

Date Provider Date Provider
WED 4/10 Alison Aylward, PhD WED 5/15 Alison Aylward, PhD
TH 4/11 Allison Parker, LMFT TH 5/16 Sarah Colwell, PsyD
WED 4/17 Cheri Love, LMFT WED 5/22 Ryan Shurson, LMFT
TH 4/18 Courtney de Blieck, PsyD  TH 5/23

Cheri Love, LMFT

WED 4/24 Alison Aylward, PhD WED 5/29 Shawna Dobson, LPCC
TH 4/25 Allison Parker, LMFT TH 5/30 Sarah Colwell, PsyD
WED 5/1 Ryan Shurson, LMFT WED 6/5 Alison Aylward, PhD
TH 5/2 Shala Cole, PsyD TH 6/6 Ana Cabezas, PsyD
WED 5/8 Shawna Dobson, LPCC WED 6/12 Shawna Dobson, LPCC
TH 5/9 Courtney de Blieck, PsyD  TH 6/13 Shala Cole, PsyD

*Providers may be subject to change

Let’s Talk: Anything & Everything  


Let’s Talk: Anything & Everything is designed for students with marginalized identities who want to meet with therapists committed to inclusion, cultural humility, and to doing their own internal work to challenge cultural and/or privileged biases.   

We understand that many communities have rightful mistrust of the medical and mental health fields due to past and present injustices and disparities of care. Along with that, there are communities where discussing emotional health may feel especially vulnerable or would be something family members might not support. We honor the difficulties and obstacles that can arise when trying to access care, so we have created this informal, casual space to connect.  

We thank Student Diversity & Belonging and the Disability Resource Center for their collaboration on this space.  

If you have any questions prior to dropping into Let’s Talk: A&E please email Dr. Sarah Colwell

Date Provider Date Provider Date Provider Date Provider
4/5 Allison Parker, LMFT 4/26 Conrad Mendoza, LMFT 5/17 Amber Clemmons-Trigueros,LMFT 6/7 Sarah Colwell, PsyD  
4/12 Amber Clemmons-Trigueros,LMFT 5/3 Allison Parker, LMFT 5/24 Cheri Love, LMFT 6/14 Shala Cole, PsyD
4/19 Sarah Colwell, PsyD 5/10 Mayra Lopez, LCSW 5/31 Diana Menendez, PsyD    

*Providers May Be Subject to Change


Wednesdays, April 17th & May 15th

UndocuTalk is a space for students who are undocumented, from mixed status families, and their allies who want to speak with therapists (Ana Cabeza, PsyD and Diana Menendez, PsyD) who have gone through UndocuAlly training and work closely with the Dream Center. 

If you have any questions prior to dropping into UndocuTalk please email Dr. Ana Cabezas.

Let's Talk Stem

Thursdays, 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM in Building 40, Room 119

Let's Talk STEM is a free, confidential, drop-in, one-on-one, informal consultation space with CH&W Counseling Services provider, Cheri Love, LMFT (she/hers) for STEM majors. STEM students experience unique stressors due to the rigorous subject matter as well as the unique cultures of STEM fields

Cheri's early career included research in Immunology and Cell and Molecular Biology. Later, through her graduate internship, Cheri helped coordinate the MATH SPIRAL summer program serving students from HBCUs and women's colleges at the University of Maryland. Cheri has a passion for supporting those navigating the challenges of STEM especially BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, women, first-generation, and neurodivergent students


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