Rocky talking to Sudha in a Let's Talk session

Let’s Talk

What Is Let’s Talk?

Let’s Talk is a program that provides easy access to informal, confidential one-on-one consultations with CAPS counselors. Walk-in hours will be held five days a week at nine different sites on campus during the regular semester. Let’s Talk is offered during the summer, but only on Wednesdays.

There is no appointment or fee necessary. All sites are open to all students.


Let’s Talk Schedule

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

Let’s Talk Spring 2020 (starting Tuesday, January 21)

Day Time Location
Monday 1-2:30 p.m. Sprague Library, Room 202
Monday 3:30-5 p.m. Dickson Hall, Room 344
Tuesday 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Morehead Hall, Room 218
Tuesday 3-4:30 p.m. Student Center, Room 104M (CSI)
Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Student Center, Room 423 (CAPS Office of Outreach and Prevention)
Wednesday 3-4:30 p.m. Blanton Hall 1002
Thursday 1-2:30 p.m. Center for Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS), Room 328
Thursday 3-4:30 p.m. Webster Hall, Room 100
Friday 1-2:30 p.m. Freeman Annex, Room 140

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 walk-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