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The Let's Talk program provides easy access to one-on-one, informal, brief consultations with therapists from the APSU counseling center.

Let's Talk LogoThere is no appointment necessary and services are free of charge. In order to keep you healthy and safe during this time of quarantine, the APSU Counseling Center is now offering Let's Talk through teletherapy video conference.  See the schedule below.  You will follow the link to our virtual "waiting room".  The counselor will then begin the video session.  Visits are first come, first served and the wait time to see the Let's Talk Counselor is usually very brief. 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.


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Click below to start your virtual Let's Talk session.

Note: Please check our schedule for our available Let's Talk times.

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Answer these questions to see if our virtual Let's Talk is the right fit for you.

Yes

Great!  You must be enrolled in classes at the time of the Let's Talk consultation. It is also available during the summer break to students who are in good standing and who are enrolled in fall semester courses. 

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No

Unfortunately, the Let's Talk service is only available to currently enrolled students or students who are enrolled in fall semester courses (even if you are not in class during the summer)

Yes

Great!  You qualify as long as you are in TN during the session.

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No

Unfortunately, licensing requirements prevent our staff from doing Let's Talk through virtual methods across state lines.  Please contact the Health and Counseling Center office for other options.  We can be reached at 931-221-6162 or via email at counselingservices@apsu.edu.

Yes

The Let's Talk service is brief and informal.  We have a counselor on call who can provide immediate help sort through these difficult thoughts and help keep you safe.  Please call 931-221-6162 for immediate assistance (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) or APSU Campus Police at 931-221-7786 (after hours).


Other options:

SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255

SUICIDE PREVENTION CHAT:  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/




No

Let's Talk is a good fit.  Please see our schedule of Let's Talk hours.  When you are ready to start your session, click on the link below and you will be redirected to our virtual waiting room.  A counselor will be with you shortly.

 

 

Mondays 

 

11 a.m.  -  1 p.m.

 
 

 

Tuesdays 

 

1 p.m.  -  3 p.m.

 

 

Wednesdays 

 

1 p.m.  -  3 p.m.

 

 

 

Thursdays 

 

10 a.m.  -  Noon

 

 

 

Fridays 

 

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

 

 

*Let's Talk times and location may change throughout the semester. Please stay up to date on the most current information by following @apsuhealthandcounseling on instagram and facebook.

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 a counselor
  • 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" counselor.