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What is Let's Talk?  

Let’s Talk provides space for a brief helping conversation.

Students can meet with a licensed counselor in a more casual atmosphere at various drop-in locations around campus (see below).

Please note that Let's Talk is not meant to act as, nor to replace, therapy. Therapy appointments can be made by calling the main Counseling Services office at 585-245-5716.

Let's Talk is confidential and convenient.

Free to all members of the campus community.

Available every weekday when classes are in session.

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Let's Talk may be changing some times/locations for the Fall 2018 semester.  Please check back here for start dates and other details; we expect to begin holding sessions sometime in September.

Times and Locations

  • Mondays, 2:30-4pm: Onondaga 203 South (South Village Counseling Services) with Beth Cholette, Ph.D.

  • Tuesdays, 2:30-4 pm: Milne Library 208, with Rebecca Berger, Ph.D.

  • Wednesdays, 2:30-4pm: MacVittie College Union 351 (Board Room), with Gene Griffing, Ph.D.

  • Thursdays, 2:30-4pm: Schrader 122 with Laura Swanson, L.C.S.W.

  • Fridays, 10am-12 noon: Sturges 211 with Alexandra Carlo, Ph.D.


Additional Information

Let’s Talk is designed to provide students with convenient access to informal and confidential consultations with counselors from Counseling Services, a part of the Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling.  Although Let’s Talk counselors are licensed professionals, Let’s Talk conversations are not therapy.  These consultations are not a substitute for regular counseling, and they do not constitute mental health treatment.

We highly recommend that you seek treatment from Counseling Services or elsewhere if you currently meet any or all of the following conditions:

  • Require more than a brief consultation to address your needs;
  • Are experiencing a high level of distress;
  • Feel extremely depressed or anxious;
  • Have active thoughts of harming yourself or someone else.

As noted above, regular therapy appointments can be made by calling the main Counseling Services office at 585-245-5716. Additional after-hours assistance can be accessed by visiting our Crisis & Emergency Resource page.