Let's Talk

CAPS One-on-One Walk-In Consultation and Support Hours

Summer 2018 (starting 5/16/18)

  • Wednesdays:
    10:30 am-12 pm, Student Center, Room 422 (CAPS Office of Outreach and Prevention)

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 eight different sites on campus.

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

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 service all students who wish to be seen that day.

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

CAPS is located in Russ Hall and provides formal, on-going counseling, which usually consists of 45-50 minute weekly or bi-weekly appointments. "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.

Who might benefit from "Let’s Talk"?

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

  1. are not sure about counseling and wonder what it's like to talk with a counselor;
  2. are not interested in on-going counseling but would like to get a counselor’s perspective;
  3. have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk it through; or
  4. have a concern about a friend and want some guidance on what to do.

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.

For students who have attended a Let's Talk session, we would appreciate your feedback.  Please visit our brief survey.

"Let's Talk" was developed by Cornell University, Gannett Health Services

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