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Let’s Talk

What Is Let’s Talk?

Let’s Talk is now offered in person AND virtually! Let’s Talk is a program that provides easy access to informal, confidential one-on-one consultations with CAPS counselors both in person and via Zoom. Services are available five days a week (M-F) at nine different times during the semester.

Let’s Talk is only available at the times listed below. If the time you are interested in is in person, please go to the location designated.  If the time is via Zoom, please use the link below at the time designated. Students will be seen, one-on-one, on a first-come first-serve basis. There may be a wait in the waiting room (in person or virtual on Zoom) if the counselor is seeing another student. Please wait and we’ll be with you as soon as we can!

For other CAPS services, call CAPS at 973-655-5211 during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and leave a message with your name and phone number. You will be called back during business hours to schedule an appointment via phone, video conference or in person. Messages will be checked regularly.

In case of emergency, please call University Police at 973-655-5222 to be connected to the CAPS on-call staff member.

In addition to Let’s Talk, please feel free to use the online resource TAO Connect.

Let’s Talk Schedule

Please note that Let’s Talk will be held both virtually and in-person during the Spring 2022 semester.

Spring 2022 (1/18/22 – 5/12/22)

Day Time Location
Monday 1-2:30 p.m. Sprague Library, Room 202
Monday 3-4:30 p.m. Zoom Link
Tuesday 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Zoom Link
Tuesday 3-4:30 p.m. Student Center, Room 104M
Wednesday 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Student Center, Room 422
Wednesday 3-4:30 p.m. Zoom Link
Thursday 1-2:30 p.m. Zoom Link
Thursday 3-4:30 p.m. Cole Hall, Room 337
Friday 1-2:30 p.m. Zoom Link

Learn More about Let’s Talk

Although Let’s Talk counselors are CAPS professionals, it is not a substitute for psychotherapy or formal counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment. Let’s Talk counselors provide informal consultations to help students with specific problems and to introduce them to what it’s like to speak with a counselor. Let’s Talk counselors can help students determine whether formal counseling at CAPS would be useful and, if appropriate, assist the student in scheduling an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do students schedule appointments for Let’s Talk?

No. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. There may be a wait of 5-10 minutes if the counselor is currently meeting with a student, but every effort will be made to serve all students who wish to be seen that day.

How is Let’s Talk different than seeing a counselor at CAPS?

Let’s Talk is not formal counseling. It is a drop-in service at various sites on campus where students can have an informal consultation with a counselor from time to time. The counselor will talk through issues with students and help determine the best way to assist them. If a student feels comfortable with the counselor and would like to be seen on a regular basis, it may be possible to meet with him or her at CAPS. Learn More About Our Counseling Sessions

Who might benefit from Let’s Talk?

Let’s Talk is often the best fit for those students who:

  • Are not sure about counseling and wonder what it’s like to talk with a counselor.
  • Are not interested in on-going counseling but would like to get a counselor’s perspective.
  • Have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk it through.
  • Have a concern about a friend and want some guidance on what to do.

Let’s Talk was developed by Cornell University, Gannett Health Service