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The Let's Talk program provides easy access to informal, brief, drop-in consultations with trained professionals from APSU Student Counseling Services. There is no appointment necessary. Services are FREE of charge.

Drop-in hours are accessible at different locations throughout campus Monday - Thursday. Visits are first to come, first served. The wait time is usually brief. All currently enrolled students are welcome. 

Speaking with a trained professional in a confidential setting can help students find support, gain perspective, explore resources, consider options, and discuss the benefits of counseling.  

 

Fall 2018 Let's Talk Locations

Mondays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Dunn Center HHP Lounge

Room 272

 

Tuesdays 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Art+Design Building

Room 235D

 

Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Foy Fitness and Recreation Center

2nd Floor Assessment Room (end of the hall past the classrooms)

 

Thursdays 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Morgan University Center (MUC)

Room 103A

 


 Frequently Asked Questions

Appointments are first-come, first served. Typically, students are seen immediately or after a short wait. Counselors listen carefully to an individual's concerns then provide support, perspective, and suggestions for resources.

Trained professionals at SCS provide ongoing counseling to students in need, up to 12 sessions per year. Ongoing counseling sessions are typically 45-50 minute weekly appointments at the SCS offices located in the Ard Building. "Let's Talk" is not formal counseling. "Let's Talk" is a drop-in service where students can access an informal consultation with a trained professional from time to time.

This service is open to all currently enrolled 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 is like to talk with a counselor.
  • Students who are not 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 and student will talk through the issue and determine what to do next. If individuals are comfortable with the trained professional, it may be possible to meet with them at SCS for formal ongoing counseling sessions. 

 

If the next scheduled appointment is not soon enough, it is best to contact the counselor directly.

The best thing to do in this situation is to speak directly with the current counselor. Counselors are eager to receive students feedback, positive or negative. Often, an open conversation about the concern helps smooth out any wrinkles. If, after talking with the counselor, students prefer to transfer to someone else, ask the counselor directly or speak to a member of the front desk staff.

Although "Let's Talk" counselors are trained 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 introduces individuals to what it is like to speak with a trained professional. The "Let's Talk" counselor can help determine whether formal counseling at SCS would be useful and, if appropriate, assist in scheduling an appointment.

 

Conversations with "Let's Talk" counselors are confidential, with a few rare exceptions. Counselors may need to share information in an emergency situation 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.

Student Counseling Services does not want anything to stand as a barrier to APSU students accessing and obtaining help. If students have further questions about confidentiality, Student Counseling Services encourages individuals to discuss their concerns with a "Let's Talk" counselor.