Interested in a free, confidential, and informal counseling service?

Are you a student who is interested in counseling, but nervous to make an appointment with a counselor?

Do you have a problem you’d like to talk through, but are not interested in ongoing counseling?

Are you worried about a friend and want some advice on what to do?

Then consider the new program Let’s Talk! 


What is Let’s Talk? 

Let’s Talk is a program that connects UW students with support from experienced counselors from the Counseling Center and Hall Health Center, without an appointment. Counselors hold drop-in hours at two sites on campus.

Talking with a counselor can help provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources.

Let’s Talk drop-in visits are:

  • Free
  • Confidential
  • No appointment necessary

Winter Quarter Let’s Talk Schedule

  • Tuesdays, 2-4 PM in the Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), with Iris Song, PsyD
  • Wednesdays, 2-4 PM in the Q Center with Kate Fredenberg, LICSW

How does Let’s Talk work? 

Appointments are first come, first served. The counselor will listen closely to your concerns and provide support, perspective, and suggestions for resources.

Let’s Talk is different from ongoing counseling. Let’s Talk is not formal counseling: it is a drop-in service where students can have an informal consultation with a counselor.

Topics can include relationships, financial and academic stress, oppression, intersecting identities, body image, family problems, and other concerns. 

Is Let’s Talk the right choice for me? 

There is no wrong reason to seek counseling through Let’s Talk, the Counseling Center, or Hall Health Center. However, Let’s Talk is an especially good fit for students who:

  1. Are not sure about counseling and wonder what it’s like to talk with a counselor
  2. Are not interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor
  3. Have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk it through
  4. Have a concern about a friend and want some thoughts about what to do
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