Let’s Talk Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Who should visit Let’s Talk?
Any student can benefit from Let’s Talk. It’s best fit for students who:
- Are not sure about seeking counseling or wonder what it’s like to talk to a counselor
- Have a specific problem and would like someone to talk it through with
- Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like to brainstorm ideas about what to do
- Are not interested in ongoing counseling but would like to have the perspective of a trained professional
How is Let’s Talk different from the services at CAPS?
Let’s Talk provides access to free and confidential drop-in conversations with a trained professional at various locations across campus. Students can talk about any stress and anxiety they are feeling, bounce around ideas, and work through their emotions.
What happens in a Let’s Talk session?
The Let’s Talk trained professional will carefully listen to your concerns and will most likely ask you some brief questions to understand your goal for the conversation. Once your problems and goals are clear, depending upon your needs, they will offer you suggestions for addressing the concern. You are welcome to return to Let’s Talk at another time, but this decision is up to you. No follow-up appointment is necessary.
In addition, if your Let’s Talk professional assesses that you could benefit from a higher level of care, they will help you identify appropriate resources at the University or surrounding communities.
Let’s Talk visits are Confidential. Are there any limits to Confidentiality?
Conversations with Let’s Talk professionals are confidential, with few exceptions: (1) when there is an imminent threat of harm to you or others; (2) a current abuse of a minor, an elderly person, or someone otherwise incapacitated; (3) mandated by the court or judge. Let’s Talk professionals are required by law to report the information you shared in the above situations.
I am currently seeing a therapist at Student Counseling, and I would like to talk to someone sooner than my next appointment. Can I go to Let’s Talk?
If your next appointment is not soon enough, it’s best to contact your counselor directly to see if they can see you sooner. Let’s Talk is not a substitute for traditional counseling or psychiatric care.
Questions about Let’s Talk?
Email: email@example.com or call 215-898-7021