Let's Talk for Spring 2022

By Brittany McCown, January 13, 2022

“Let’s Talk” has traditionally been a drop-in service that offered informal, confidential consultations with a CAPS counselor at various locations around campus.  For Spring 2022, Let’s Talk will continue to be virtual!

Let’s Talk is a free service where Ithaca College students can check in via telehealth for an informal and confidential consultation with a CAPS counselor.  The brief consultations will be available by phone or by Zoom.  Let’s Talk will start January 18th, 2022 and will continue through the May 13th, 2022.  Please note that the Friday sessions for Let's Talk will not be available until on or after January 28th.

Let’s Talk counselors can listen to specific problems, help you explore solutions, and introduce you to what it’s like to speak to a member of the CAPS staff. Speaking with a Let’s Talk counselor can help provide insight, support, and information about other resources. 

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who...

  • Aren’t sure about counseling or wonder what it’s like to talk with a counselor;
  • Aren’t 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 or family member and would like ideas about what to do.

No topic is off limits. Common concerns include:

  • Stress, worry, anxiety
  • Sadness, loneliness
  • Relationships
  • Academic performance
  • Family problems
  • Financial struggles


  • Although Let’s Talk consultations are with mental health professionals, this service is not a substitute for formal counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment. Because it is not therapy, Let’s Talk is available to all IC students regardless of where they are currently residing. 
  • Let’s Talk is not for urgent concerns.  If you are in crisis or need immediate support, please call CAPS at (607) 274-3136 and ask about Same Day Crisis Services; After-hours On-Call Counselors available 5 PM to 8:30 AM, Monday through Friday, and 24/7 on weekends/holidays/whenever CAPS is closed, just call the CAPS phone number and follow the prompts.

Spring 2022 Schedule:

  • Let’s Talk will be offered from 12-2 pm Tuesdays (with Ron Dow), Thursdays (with Stephanie Nevels), and Fridays (with Kelsey Pudney, which won't start until on or after January 28th). Other times may be available by request, but not guaranteed.
  • Offered first-come, first-served

To access a Let’s talk consultation, just visit the CAPS Let’s Talk website.  You will submit a brief form online using your Netpass. That’s it!