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Let's Talk Program

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The Let's Talk program provides easy access to one-on-one, informal, brief 10-15 minute consultations with a counselor or counselor intern from the APSU counseling center.

If you need more information about Let's Talk, call the Student Counseling Center at (931) 221-6162.

Let's Talk LogoThere is no appointment necessary for Let's Talk and services are free of charge. 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. These sessions are NOT formal counseling sessions - they are information sessions to find out what type of resources are available to and appropriate for you. See the schedule below for times and places for Let's Talk for this semester.

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


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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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)


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 CHAT:  https://988lifeline.org/


Let's Talk is a good fit. Please see our schedule of Let's Talk hours and locations.

Tuesdays: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm in the Art + Design Building, Room 235D

Wednesdays: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in Trahern, Room 409

All students are welcome in any of the assigned locations. 

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 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.