Let's Talk is a CAPS outreach program that offers students convenient access to brief informal consultations with a licensed mental health clinician at different sites across campus. Students are encouraged to drop by and talk about what’s important to them.
Some possible reasons to see a Let’s Talk counselor:
Anxiety and nervousness
Relationship and family issues
Consultations are free, no appointment is necessary, and students are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Just drop in for an informal, friendly, and confidential consultation. Speaking with a clinician can help provide insights, solutions and information about other resources.
All Let’s Talk consultations are confidential. Mental Health records will be taken in accordance with state and federal laws and privacy rights.
Fall 2019 Let's Talk Locations
Tuesdays | 2-4 p.m. | Gearhart Hall, Room 206 – Graduate Student Lounge
Wednesdays | 1-3 p.m. | Leflar Law Center - Atrium
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.