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
Fall 2018 Let's Talk Locations
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Dunn Center HHP Lounge
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Foy Fitness and Recreation Center
2nd Floor Assessment Room (end of the hall past the classrooms)
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Morgan University Center (MUC)
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
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
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.