Let's Talk

Confidential • Consultation • Cost Free

Let's Talk provides easy access to informal confidential and anonymous consultations with a counselor from the Counseling Center. No appointment necessary. 

Whether it is stress, sadness, relationship problems, or academic issues, sharing concerns with another person can make a positive difference. Let’s Talk can help students determine the best way to get help.

Let's Talk times and locations will be updated shortly.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Let’s Talk different from counseling?

· It is a brief consultation (approximately 15 minutes)

· There is no paperwork to complete

· It takes place outside of the Counseling Center

· No appointment is necessary

Where is Let’s Talk?

Let’s Talk is available at various campus locations. Refer to this website for updated times and locations.

What happens at a visit to Let's Talk?

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.

Who should visit Let’s Talk?

This service is open to all CSUB undergraduate and graduate students. Let's Talk is the best fit for:

· Students who are not sure about counseling and wonder what it's 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

· Students who have a concern about a friend and want some thoughts about what to do

Are there any limits to the confidentiality of a Let's Talk consultation?

Conversations with Let's Talk counselors are confidential, with a few rare exceptions. Counselors may need to share information in an emergency when there is an immediate threat of harm to yourself or others or instances of abuse. Counselors are required by law to report such incidents however, if you have further questions about confidentiality, we encourage you to discuss them with a Let's Talk counselor.

Can Let's Talk be a substitute for therapy? 

No. Although Let's Talk counselors are mental health professionals, Let's Talk is not a substitute for formal counseling or psychotherapy and does not constitute mental health treatment. Let's Talk is for consultation about a specific problem. Most students come to Let's Talk only once or twice. It is also a place where students are able to have questions answered about formal counseling. Your Let's Talk counselor can help you determine whether formal counseling would be useful for you.