What We Do

Let's Talk

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What is it?

Let's Talk is a drop-in service that offers informal, confidential consultation with a University of South Florida Counseling Center counselor. Counselors hold walk-in hours Monday through Friday at various on-campus locations during the academic year. Students are encouraged to stop by any location to speak with a counselor about concerns, get help problem-solving and learn more about counseling services and other resources available to them at USF.

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 University Counseling Center.
  • No appointment is necessary.
  • It is free.

What happens in a Let's Talk session?
The Let's Talk consultant will carefully listen to your concern, will mostly likely ask you some brief questions, and will work to understand your goal for coming to Let's Talk. Once your problem and goal are clear, depending upon your needs, the consultant will offer you suggestions for addressing the concern. You are welcome to return to Let's Talk at another time, but this decision is up to you.

Who should visit Let's Talk?
Let's Talk is open to all current USF students; however, Let's Talk is best suited for the following people:

  • Students who are not sure about counseling and are trying to figure out what it is like to talk with a counselor

  • Students who are not interested in on-going counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor

  • Students who have a specific problem and would like someone with whom they could talk

  • Students who have a concern about a friend and would like some perspective on what to do

Limits to Confidentiality
Conversations with Let's Talk Consultants are confidential, with a few rare exceptions. Consultants may need to share information in an emergency when there is an immediate threat of harm to yourself or to others. Consultants 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 consultant.

Fall 2019 dates and locations:

  • MSC 3302B (OMA Backspace): First and third Wednesdays from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Dates: 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4.
  • FAO 130 (INTO): Second and fourth Wednesdays from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Dates: 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/13, 11/27, 12/11
  • MDA 1004 (WELL): Every Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm.