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. 

Below is an outline of UKCC programs offered during the Spring 2017 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.

 

Day Location Time
Monday The Study North / Jewell Hall 2:00 - 4:00
Tuesday 207 Bradley Hall 2:00 - 4:00
Wednesday 402 MDS Building 3:00 - 5:00
Thursday The 90, Room 226 1:00 - 3:00

Drop-in Workshops

Cultural Coffee Hour - Fridays at 12:30 in 201A Frazee Hall
This is a supportive drop-in group for international students adjusting to US culture and can also be a lovely way for domestic students to engage with more international students.

Major Career Decision Making - each workshop is held in 203 Frazee Hall on various dates marked below
This is an interactive workshop that helps students identify their values and begin to think about all of the factors that go into making a decision about a major or career (e.g., interests, skills, personality, values). This is a useful workshop for students who are undecided or who are needing and/or wanting to switch majors.

  • Wednesday, February 15 at 1:00
  • Tuesday, February 28 at 1:00
  • Wednesday, March 8 at 1:00
  • Tuesday, April 4 at 1:00
  • Wednesday, April 12 at 1:00
  • Tuesday, April 25 at 1:00 

Test Anxiety - each workshop is held in 203 Frazee Hall on various dates marked below
This is an interactive workshop that focuses on identifying and challenging negative and anxious beliefs interfering with test taking ability. The workshop also focuses on relaxation strategies.

  • Tuesday, February 21 at 1:00 
  • Wednesday, March 1 at 1:00 
  • Tuesday, March 7 at 1:00 
  • Wednesday, March 29 at 1:00 
  • Tuesday April 18 at 1:00 
  • Wednesday, April 26 at 1:00 

Wildcat Wellness Workshops - each workshop is held weekly at 4:00 on the days marked below
These are excellent workshops to help with stress and anxiety reduction. Our BounceBack workshop focuses on resilience building. The Expressions workshop focuses on creative ways of reducing stress

  • Mondays: Bounce Back in 203 Frazee Hall
  • Tuesdays: Expressions (Creative Stress Relief) in 203 Frazee Hall
  • Wednesdays: Meditation in 201A Frazee Hall
  • Thursdays: Yoga for Relaxation in 201A Frazee Hall 

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