Let's Talk

Let's Talk provides free, brief, counseling consultations over a secure video platform. Students can reserve a time at MyHealth or call 608-785-8073 and there is an option to meet anonymously (if scheduled by phone.) No topics are off limits.  

IS LET’S TALK RIGHT FOR YOU?

Let’s Talk is great for students who: 

  • Aren’t sure about counseling or wonder what it’s like to talk to a counselor.
  • Have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk it through.
  • Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like ideas about what to do.

Let's Talk is not a substitute for formal counseling, but the Let's Talk counselor will listen to your specific problem and discuss options with you.  Common concerns include: stress, relationships, academic performance, financial struggles, sadness, worry, family problems, and how to help a friend or family member. If you have questions, we encourage you to discuss them with a Let's Talk counselor, contact the Counseling & Testing Center, or read our Frequently Asked Questions page. 

 

WHEN IS LET’S TALK AVAILABLE?

Let's Talk takes place during academic semesters while classes are in session.

Fall 2021 Schedule

Mondays 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm and Fridays 11 am to 1 pm.

Let's Talk will take place until December 13th, 2021 excluding September 24th and November 26th.

Winter & Spring 2022 Schedule

Let's Talk will resume on January 7, 2022, and continue through May 6, 2022, excluding March 14th and 18th. 

WHERE DO I FIND LET’S TALK

Let's Talk takes place either virtually, through a secure video platform, or in-person (when safe and recommended) in the offices of our campus partners. During the 2021-2022 academic year, all visits will take place via Zoom. Students can schedule at MyHealth or call CTC to set up a meeting. 

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW? 

Conversations with Let's Talk counselors are confidential; however, one exception is if you are in imminent danger of killing yourself or someone else. 

You can choose how much identifying information you provide to Let's Talk. Students who prefer to meet anonymously can request a private Zoom meeting code by calling CTC at 608-785-8073.

You have the option to choose a screen name if you don’t want to provide your full name.  You will need to tell the counselor where you are located, in the event there is an emergency while you are in the meeting.  You will be given the option of providing demographic information, but you can decline to provide additional identifying information.  

Counselors keep confidential, brief notes of Let's Talk conversations. If you are a client (or become a client) at the Counseling & Testing Center (CTC), these notes will become part of your confidential CTC record.