The Let’s Talk single session provides a solution-focused, goal-oriented, one-time space for undergraduate and graduate students to meet with a counselor. Students should have a specific concern in mind that they would like to address in their 45-minute session, such as:
- concern for friend;
- difficulty adjusting to a new situation;
- stress management;
- decision making;
- a recent break-up;
- or another non-crisis concern.
After completing brief paperwork, the student will meet with a clinician to address their concern. Counselors will work with the student to identify their existing strengths, resources, and coping skills that may assist them in moving forward with the specific concern, as well as offering additional recommendations. Recommendations may include participating in a Counseling Center workshop or group or connecting with additional campus resources.
A Let’s Talk appointment works well for:
- students with specific problem they’d like to talk through with a professional;
- students who are not interested in ongoing therapy but seek the perspective of a trained clinician;
- students who want to learn more about ongoing therapy and would like to talk with a counselor one or two times;
- and students who are concerned about a friend and want to consult with a counselor.
How is a Let’s Talk session different than: 1) an intake appointment, 2) individual therapy, or 3) an emergency appointment?
- Intake appointment: an assessment appointment wherein a student and counselor discuss the best course of action for ongoing support such as individual therapy, group therapy, referral off-campus, or connection to a different university office.
- Individual therapy: a series of consistent and ongoing meetings with the same counselor. In this case, the student and counselor continually work on achieving a particular set of goals.
- Emergency appointment: a one-time, solution-oriented consultation that provides students with immediate support for urgent matters such as suicidal ideation, trauma, a recent death, or self-harm.
Let’s Talk is not appropriate for emergency or crisis concerns. View our emergency services page for crisis resources.