Let's Talk

Are you ...

  • 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).

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 pagePlease note that Let's Talk is not offered on holidays when CAPS is closed, during the summer, over winter break, or during finals weeks.

Please consider calling CAPS directly 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 winter quarter 2018. Any UCSC student is welcome at any Let's Talk location!


Day & Time*

Cantu Queer Center

Mondays, 1:00–3:00 pm 
(starting January 8th)

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

Tuesdays, 1:00–3:00 pm
(starting January 16th)

Academic Resource Center,
Room 121, EOP Office

Wednesdays, 1:00–3:00 pm 
(starting January 10th)

Graduate Commons, Quarry Plaza

Thursdays, 1:00–3:00 pm 
(starting January 18th)

*Excluding finals week of each quarter. Not offered in summer.