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Let’s Talk: Drop-In Counseling

What is Let’s Talk?

Let’s Talk is a program that connects NC State students with support from experienced counselors from the Counseling Center without an appointment. Counselors hold drop-in hours at several sites on campus.

Let’s Talk offers informal consultation – it is not a substitute for regular therapy, counseling, or psychiatric care. Let’s Talk is available during fall and spring semesters, and does not run during breaks. Talking with a counselor can help provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources. 

Let’s Talk drop-in visits are: free, confidential, and no appointment necessary.

Let’s Talk Locations for 2023-2024

Center/ProgramLocationDay | Time
African American Cultural CenterWitherspoon Student Center – 355Fridays | 2:30 – 5 p.m.
LGBTQ Pride CenterTalley Student Union – 5230Wednesdays | 2 – 4 p.m.
Multicultural Student AffairsTalley Student Union – 4261Thursdays | 2 – 4 p.m.
Women’s CenterTalley Student Union – 5210Thursdays | 1 – 2:30 p.m.
TRIOPark Shops – 204Thursdays | 2 – 4 p.m.
Feed the PackPack Essentials Hub in North HallTuesdays | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Military and Veteran ServicesWitherspoon Student Center – 100Thursdays | 2 – 4 p.m.
Office of International ServicesZoom – | 12-1 p.m.

How does Let’s Talk work?

Let’s Talk is first-come, first-serve. The counselor will listen closely to your concerns and provide support, perspective, and suggestions for resources.

Let’s Talk is different from ongoing counseling, which usually consists of weekly or bi-weekly 45-50 minute appointments. Let’s Talk is not formal counseling: it is a drop-in service where students can have an informal consultation with a counselor from time to time.

Is Let’s Talk the right choice for me?

There is no wrong reason to seek support through Let’s Talk or the Counseling Center. However, Let’s Talk is an especially good fit for students who: Are not sure about counseling and wonder what it’s like to talk with a counselor, Are not interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor, Have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk it through, or Have a concern about a friend and want some thoughts about what to do.

*Note: We are indebted to Cornell University and its Let’s Talk program for much of the content above.