What is Let's Talk?
Let's Talk is a program that connects EWU students with support from experienced counselors from Counseling and Psychological Services without an appointment. Counselors currently offer Let's Talk sessions (via Zoom) several times each week (see schedule below).
Let's Talk offers informal consultation—it is not a substitute for regular therapy, counseling, or psychiatric care. Talking with a Let's Talk counselor can help provide insight, solutions, as well as information about available resources both on and off campus.
Let's Talk drop-in visits are:
- No appointment necessary
*There are some limits to confidentiality, including when there is a clear danger to yourself or others, and/or the potential abuse/neglect of children or vulnerable adults. Please let us know if you have questions about confidentiality. We're here to help.
How does Let's Talk work?
Just click on the embedded Zoom meeting link during the identified time frame below. Appointments are first-come, first-served. Upon entering the Let's Talk Zoom meeting, you will initially reside within a waiting room, and will be greeted by your counselor when they become available (you will not be visible to other students waiting or being served). The Let's Talk counselor will listen closely to your concerns and provide support, perspective, and suggestions for resources when indicated.
Let's Talk is different from ongoing counseling, which usually consists of weekly or bi-weekly 45-50 minute sessions. Let's Talk is not formal therapy or counseling: It is a drop-in service where students can engage in a brief, informal, 15-20 minute consultation with a counselor.
Let's Talk Schedule (times below are linked to corresponding beginning Fall Quarter 2020 Let's Talk sessions. Links to be provided soon.)
Mondays from 9 am to 10 am: https://taoconnect.zoom.us/j/96521984549?pwd=a21PQXJvdDdGcDBQZHI3Sk9vYkVPZz09
Tuesdays from 11:30 am to 12: 30 pm: https://taoconnect.zoom.us/j/91189016044?pwd=dG9uK1FicERieHRBWmFnT1hrb3I3dz09
Wednesdays from 3 pm to 4 pm.
Is Let's Talk the right choice for me?
There is no wrong reason to seek counsel through Let's Talk, or CAPS. However, Let's Talk is an especially good fit for students who:
- Are not sure about counseling and wonder what it's like to talk with a counselor.
- Are not interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor.
- Have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk it through.
- Have a concern about a friend and want some guidance about what to do.