“Let’s Talk” is a program that provides easy access to informal confidential consultations with Georgia Tech counselors. Counselors hold walk-in hours at various sites across campus throughout the week. Speaking with a counselor at “Let’s Talk” can provide insight, solutions, and referrals to other campus resources. Just walk in for an informal, friendly, and confidential consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is "Let's Talk?"
"Let's Talk" is a program that provides easy access to informal consultations with counselors from the Georgia Tech Counseling Center (GTCC). Counselors hold walk-in hours at sites around campus Monday through Friday. There is no appointment or fee necessary. All sites are open to all students.
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 to your concerns and provide support, perspective, and suggestions for resources.
How is "Let's Talk" different from the Counseling Center?
Staff at the GTCC provide ongoing counseling, which usually consists of weekly or biweekly 45-50 minute appointments. "Let's Talk" is not formal counseling: it is drop-in service where students can have an informal consultation with a counselor.
Who should visit "Let's Talk?"
This service is open to all Georgia Tech 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 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
- Students who are not interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor
What else do I need to know?
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 would be useful for you and, if appropriate, assist you in scheduling an appointment.
"Let's Talk" visits are confidential. Are there any limits to confidentiality?
Conversations with "Let's Talk" counselors are private, 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. "Let's Talk" visits are never noted on a student's official university record.
Locations & Hours
The "Let's Talk" program is modeled 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.