Let’s Talk

CAPS Let's Talk program. Drop-in consultations with CAPS clinicians. Free and confidential for UGA students. Wednesdays 3:30-4:40pm, Science Learning Center (SLC) 136. Modeled after the Let's Talk program at Cornell University and the University of Kentucky.

Let’s Talk is a drop-in service hosted by CAPS clinicians that offers informal, confidential consultation.

CAPS will be offering in-person and Zoom hours for Let’s Talk during the Spring 2023 semester. Clinicians will hold a walk-in hour Thursday afternoons from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Jan 19 – Apr 27 (*No session during Spring Break 3/6-3/10) at SLC Room 136 and a Zoom hour on Wednesdays from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Jan 18 – Apr 26 (*No session during Spring Break 3/6-3/10). To access the Zoom hour, students can sign up at the link below.

During a Let’s Talk session, you can speak with a clinician about concerns, get help problem-solving, and learn more about counseling services at CAPS and other resources available to you at UGA and in the Athens area.

Let's Talk Consultations Are:

  • Free for UGA students
  • Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, no appointment necessary
  • Confidential
  • Informal and not intended to be a substitute for traditional counseling
  • A one-on-one, 10-15 minute informal consultation with a staff member from Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
  • New insights and solutions to your concerns and information about resources on and off campus
  • Other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Let’s Talk via Zoom can only be accessed on the day of the session. If you would like to access Let’s Talk today, click here
  • Consultations will occur in the order in which students log in. Please remain in the Zoom waiting room in which you are directed, unless provided an alternative Zoom link via the chat function, to maintain your place in the order.
  • Although Let’s Talk consultants are mental health professionals, Let’s Talk consultations do not constitute mental health treatment.
  • Let’s Talk conversations are not part of students’ releasable records.
  • Limits to confidentiality – When there is an immediate threat of harm to you or others, Let’s Talk consultants are required by law to report this. When a minor, elderly person, or someone otherwise incapacitated is being abused, Let’s Talk consultants are also required by law to report this.
  • If your Let’s Talk clinician assesses that you could benefit from a higher level of care, every effort will be made to refer you to other appropriate resources at the university and in the surrounding community.

The Let’s Talk program is modeled in part on the “Let’s Talk” program at Cornell University. We are indebted to our colleagues there for the name and idea; some of the material on their website has been duplicated here with permission. Special thanks to Cornell University CAPS for sharing their expertise and experience.