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?
  • 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 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 (see schedule, below) during fall, winter, and spring quarters (except on holidays, winter and spring breaks, and finals weeks).

Let’s Talk consultations are

  • Free
  • Confidential and anonymous
  • Drop in: No appointment necessary

Times and locations may change from quarter to quarter. This page is the best place to find the most up-to-date information, and we also often post updates on our Facebook page

Please call the CAPS main office at (831) 459-2628 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.

Below is the Let's Talk schedule for spring quarter 2019. Any registered UCSC student is welcome at any Let's Talk location!


Day & Time

(except holidays, summer, winter and spring breaks, and finals weeks)

Lionel Cantú Queer Resource Center,
Merrill College

Mondays, 1:00–3:00 pm

Ethnic Resource Centers
Bay Tree Building, 3rd floor,
Esselen Nation Conference Room

Tuesdays, 1:00–3:00 pm

Academic Resource Center, Room 121,
EOP Office

Wednesdays, 1:00–3:00 pm

Graduate Commons, Quarry Plaza

Thursdays, 1:00–3:00 pm

(cancelled on 4/4, 4/11, and 4/18)