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Let's Talk: Drop-In Consults

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“Let’s Talk” provides an opportunity for students to speak with a CAPS therapist about non-emergency concerns in a confidential, virtual space. These consultations are FREE for all UVA students, whether they are living in Charlottesville or learning remotely in- or out-of-state. Let's Talk sessions occur every weekday during the spring 2021 semester and are first-come, first-serve.

Mondays: 1-2pm EST with David Yost, join here.
Tuesdays: 2-3pm EST with Sarah Cooper, join here.
Wednesdays: 10-11am EST with Mark Silvestri, join here.
Thursdays: 9:30-10:30am EST with Deepti Athalye, join here.
Fridays: 10-11am EST with Nicole Fischer, join here.


In addition to Let's Talk, CAPS groups will be held virtually this semester and are a great resource for students. Visit the Current Groups page to learn more and for details about eligibility and registration.


  • To consult with students who are experiencing moderate distress, in a confidential space.
  • To provide general education about mental health and wellness.
  • To educate and bring awareness to available resources across Grounds.
  • To empower students to make healthy decisions and lifestyle choices.
  • To help prevent acute distress and/or prolonged distress.


  • Quick, 15+ minute conversations with a CAPS clinician.
  • Solution-focused.