The Let's Talk program provides easy access to informal, brief, drop-in consultations
with therapists from the APSU counseling center. There is not appointment necessary
and services are free of charge.
Counselors hold drop-in hours at sites around campus Monday through Friday. Visits
are first come, first served and the wait time to see the Let's Talk Counselor is
usually very brief. Any student is welcome to visit Let's Talk. Speaking with a counselor
in a confidential setting can help you access support, provide perspective, help you
explore resources and options and discuss how counseling might be helpful.
Current Let's Talk Locations
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Foy Fitness and Recreation Center
2nd Floor Assessment Room (end of the hall past the classrooms)
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Morgan University Center
Frequently Asked Questions
Appointments are first-come, first-served. Usually there is not much of a wait. The
counselor will listen closely to your concerns and provide support, perspective, and
suggestions for resources.
Counselors at SCS provide ongoing counseling, which usually consists of weekly 45-50
minute appointments. "Let's Talk" is not formal counseling: it is a drop-in service
where students can have an informal consultation with a counselor from time to time.
This service is open to all APSU undergraduate and graduate students. "Let's Talk"
is the best fit for the following people:
Students who are not sure about counseling and wonder what it's like to talk with
Students who aren't interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective
of a counselor
Students who have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk it through
Absolutely. The counselor will talk through your issue with you and help you determine
the best way to get help. If you feel comfortable with the counselor, it's sometimes
possible to meet with him or her at SCS in an ongoing way.
If your next appointment is not soon enough, it's best to contact your counselor directly.
The best thing to do in this situation is to talk directly with your counselor. Counselors
are eager to get your feedback, positive or negative. Often, an open conversation
about your concern helps smooth out any wrinkles. If, after talking with your counselor,
you prefer to transfer to someone else, just ask your counselor directly or speak
to a member of the front desk staff.
Although "Let's Talk" counselors are professionals, "Let's Talk" is not a substitute
for psychotherapy or formal counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment.
"Let's Talk" counselors provide informal consultations to help students with specific
problems and to introduce them to what it's like to speak with a counselor. Your "Let's
Talk" counselor can help you determine whether formal counseling at SCS would be useful
for you and, if appropriate, assist you in scheduling an appointment.
Conversations with "Let's Talk" counselors are confidential, with a few very rare
exceptions. Counselors may need to share information in an emergency when there is
an immediate threat of harm to self or others. Counselors are required by law to report
when a minor, elderly person, or someone otherwise incapacitated and unable to act
on his/her own behalf is being abused.
We don't want anything to be a barrier to students accessing help. If you have further
questions about confidentiality, we encourage you to discuss them with a "Let's Talk"