Let's Talk

Let's Talk! A CAPS Outreach Program

Let's Talk is a CAPS outreach program that offers students convenient access to brief, informal consultations with a mental health clinician.

Students are encouraged to sign-up and talk about what’s important to them.

Some possible reasons to see a Let’s Talk counselor:

  • Academic struggles

  • Anxiety and nervousness

  • Feeling down/sad

  • Financial anxieties

  • Relationship and family issues

  • Stress

Consultations are free, no appointment is necessary, and students are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.

All Let’s Talk consultations are confidential. Mental Health records will be taken in accordance with state and federal laws and privacy rights.

Let’s Talk consultations should not be used for emergency purposes. If you are having a mental health emergency, please call CAPS at 479-575-5276 to speak with an on-call clinician.

Fall 2021 Information

Let’s Talk @ CAPS

M-F, 9am-11am & 2pm-4pm

  • These consultations are currently being offered as walk-in sessions, first come, first serve. 

  • ***At this time Let's Talk @ CAPS is NOT offering specific time slots***


Let’s Talk @ the Union

11:15am – 12:45pm, Monday Oct. 18th, Nov. 1st, Nov. 15th, Nov. 29th, Dec. 13th

  • These consultations are in-person; first come, first serve

  • Find us near the food court


Let’s Talk @ Gearhart

11:15am – 12:45pm, Monday  Nov. 8th, Nov. 22nd, Dec. 6th

  • These consultations are in-person; first come, first serve

  • Find us in room 206, Graduate Student Lounge, Gearhart Hall

Let's Talk FAQs

Let's Talk was developed to reach students in distress and increase access to mental health services and resources. Any student can take advantage of a Let’s Talk consultation, but it’s best for students who:

  • Are unsure about counseling or want to see what it’s like to speak with a mental health clinician;

  • Want mental health expertise, but are not interested in ongoing counseling;

  • Have a specific problem/concern and would like to talk it through with someone; or

  • Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like ideas about what to do.

Even though Let's Talk clinicians are licensed mental health professionals, this program should not be considered a substitute for individual counseling or other mental health treatment. During Let's Talk consultations, the clinician can help students with specific problems and provide insight to what it's like to speak with a counselor.

Let's Talk counselor can also help students decide whether formal counseling at CAPS would be more beneficial and impactful.

CAPS offers 24-hour mental health crisis intervention services for students or those who are concerned about a student. Call 479-575-5276.