Let's Talk is a Counseling Center Outreach Program designed to engage students by providing informal walk-in consultations with a counselor. For the fall 2016 semester, Let’s Talk services will be offered on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 PM in 141 Johnson Hall (just inside the main door to Johnson Hall/Lakeside Dining Center) and on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 pm in Oneida Hall Piano Room (first floor across from the elevators). Additional sites, days, and hours may be added on other parts of campus.
Let's Talk is considered different from counseling and is not a "clinical" service. We call it "informal consultation" or "consultation and support." There is no formal intake, no appointments and no fees. Students are encouraged to drop by and talk about whatever is important to them. Meetings have no set time length and are one-on-one.
The purpose of Let's Talk is to provide a pre-counseling opportunity for you to try out talking to a counselor. Many students are helped by one visit. Others stop by occasionally. Some could benefit from ongoing counseling and are encouraged to come to the counseling center. Once a connection is made with a counselor and the process is demystified, it's much easier to make a referral for formal counseling.