University of Kentucky Counseling Services Let's Talk uky

The University of Kentucky Counseling Center (UKCC) offers a variety of free services to students, including programs for those who may not need traditional counseling or long-term services. 

For students experiencing a personal crisis, the UKCC provides same-day walk-in crisis appointments for students, Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Below is an outline of UKCC programs offered during the Spring 2019 semester.  For more information, follow UKCC on Twitter and Facebook, or visit the UKCC website

Let's Talk

Let's Talk is a program that provides easy access to informal confidential conversations with clinicians from the UK Counseling Center.  Clinicians hold walk-in hours at 4 sites around campus Monday through Thursday.  There is no appointment or fee necessary.  A schedule of dates and times, as well as clinician biographies, can be accessed here.

What happens at a visit to Let's Talk? Appointments are first-come, first-served.  Usually there is not much of a wait.  Students are encouraged to talk about whatever is important to them. The clinician will listen closely to your concerns and provide support, perspective, and suggestions for resources. 

How is Let's Talk different from UK’s Counseling Center (Consultation and Psychological Services)? Clinicians at UKCC provide ongoing counseling, which usually consists of weekly or bi-weekly 45-50 minute appointments.  Let's Talk is not formal counseling -- it is a drop in service where students can have an informal conversation with a clinician from time to time.  

Who should visit Let's Talk? This service is open to all University of Kentucky undergraduate, graduate and professional students.  Let's Talk is the best fit for the following people:

  • students who are not sure about counseling and wonder what it's like to talk with a clinician;
  • students who are not interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a clinician;
  • students who have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk it through;
  • students who have a concern about a friend and want some thoughts about what to do.


MondaysLewis Hall, Room U1153:00 - 5:00 P.M.

Erikson Hall, Room 2

MCVEY/ Cares Office

12:30 - 2:30 P.M.

2:00 - 4:00 P.M.

WednesdaysMartin Luther King Center (UK Student Center)3:00 - 5:00 P.M.
ThursdaysFine Arts Building, Room 2022:00 - 4:00 P.M.


Meditating can help with focus, concentration, and overall stress management. This workshop includes guided meditations. All levels of experience are welcome. 

WednesdaysFrazee Hall, Room 114B4:00 P.M. 

Relaxation 101

Learn some strategies related to relaxation to help manage stress and anxiety. 

Tuesdays Frazee Hall, Room 114B4:00 P.M.

UKPD community well-being canine

Drop in and spend some time with the UK Police Department’s first K-9 Therapy dog, Oliver. 

ThursdaysFrazee Hall, Rom 1144:00 P.M.

Relax, Relate Release

An hour of self-care and community for students of color.  Join us for tea, healthy snacks, self-care activities, and supportive conversation.

TuesdaysFrazee Hall, Room 114B3:00 P.M.

Major/ Career Decision Making

This workshop is for students who have not picked a major, those who are struggling in their majors and those who are disinterested in their majors, and those who are having difficulty making career decisions. The workshop format is 45-50 minutes of interactive activities that introduce students to steps involved in making important life decisions. Students will learn more about their interests and values as well as resources to help in their decision making. The content is the same for all sessions.

Wednesday, February 27Frazee Hall, Room 2031:00 P.M.
Tuesday, March 26Frazee Hall, Room 2031:00 P.M.
Wednesday, April 3Frazee Hall, Room 2031:00 P.M.
Tuesday, April 9Frazee Hall, Room 2031:00 P.M.
Wednesday April 10Frazee Hall, Room 2031:00 P.M.

Beating Test Anxiety

This workshop is for students who prepare well for class exams but consistently receive low test scores. Low test scores may be due to many factors such as test anxiety or concentration/focus problems. The workshop facilitator will help students definite the problem and develop useful solutions. The content is the same for all sessions.

Tuesday, February 19Frazee Hall, Room 2031:00 P.M.
Wednesday, February 20Frazee Hall, Room 2031:00 P.M.
Tuesday, February 26Frazee Hall, Room 2031:00 P.M.
Wednesday, March 27Frazee Hall, Room 2031:00 P.M.
Tuesday, April 23Frazee Hall, Room 2031:00 P.M.
Wednesday, April 24Frazee Hall, Room 2031:00 P.M.

Resilience Recharge

This is 3-part workshop series designed to help you manage the stress as you approach midsemester! Each workshop is a stand alone topic which means that you can attend all three or whichever ones work for your schedule. 

Monday, February 18 


Frazee Hall, Room 2031:00 P.M.

Monday, February 25


Frazee Hall, Room 2031:00 P.M.

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Question, Persuade, Refer

Learn to recognize the warning signs that someone is thinking about suicide and how to apply three steps to save a life. Attendees will receive a QPR booklet and card with information on suicide prevention as well as resource information within the community.

Thursday, February 21Frazee Hall, Room 2031:00 P.M.
Wednesday, March 13Frazee Hall, Room 2031:00 P.M.
Monday, March 25Frazee Hall, Room 2031:00 P.M.
Tuesday, April 16Frazee Hal, Room 2031:00 P.M.