Let's Talk

Let's Talk provides free, no appointment needed, counseling consultations over a secure video platform. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.
  • Aren’t comfortable making an appointment at the Counseling & Testing Center. 

 

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 is available through secure video during the Spring 2021 semester  

  • Mondays from 2:30 to 4:30 PM 
  • Fridays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

The last date for Let's Talk for Spring 2021 is May 7, 2021.   

 

WHERE DO I FIND LET’S TALK

During the Spring 2021 semester, you can access Let's Talk on our secure video platform at https://uwlax.webex.com/meet/letstalk during the hours above.  The Let's Talk virtual meeting room is only monitored during the hours above.  Please contact CTC directly at 608 -785 - 8073 with any questions or concerns during normal business hours, or if you are in crisis.     

Let's Talk consultations typically take about 20-30 minutes, so you may need to wait in the lobby for the consultant to finish talking with other students.

If you prefer not to wait for the consultation to be available, please consider 

  • checking back later during the same Let's Talk period 
  • returning to Let's Talk on another scheduled day 
  • contacting CTC directly to schedule an appointment or inquire about crisis (Urgent Care) services  

We will bring back Let's Talk hours in person with our participating partner offices as soon as it is safe to do so!  

 

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. 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.