Let's Talk Drop-In Program

What is Let's Talk?

Are you a UCSC student who is ...

  • Thinking about a question or concern that would benefit from a brief consultation with a counselor?
  • Experiencing racial trauma during these times?
  • Worried about social and racial injustice or other current topics? 
  • Curious about counseling and want to find out more about it?
  • Concerned about a friend or family member and would like information or advice?
  • Interested in a counselor’s perspective but hesitant to try out counseling?

If any of the above applies, CAPS has a program just for you! Let’s Talk is a drop-in service offering students a chance to stop by virtually on zoom or different locations around campus for a brief, confidential conversation with a professional counselor to receive consultation, support, advice, and/or referrals. Let’s Talk is held several afternoons a week during fall, winter, and spring quarters (except on holidays, winter and spring breaks, and finals weeks).

We provide both in person and Zoom Drop-in options

  • Students will meet with a counselor one at a time. If you are placed into the virtual waiting room, please wait and your turn will come up soon. 
  • Sessions are 20 minutes on average. 
  • All students are welcome. 
  • Let’s Talk consultations are FREE, confidential and drop-in: No appointment necessary!
  • View the CAPS calendar for the current schedule. 
Choose a time on the CAPS Calendar for the in-person schedule or the Zoom link. 

For general questions, call CAPS at (831) 459-2628 during business hours (Mon–Fri, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.).

Please call the CAPS main office if you need to talk with someone when Let's Talk is not available or if you are having a crisis. Let's Talk is not set up to handle crisis situations. Read more about our crisis services for information.