Let’s Talk is a drop-in service that provides easy access to informal, confidential consultations with counselors from Counseling & Psychological Services. Our counselors hold walk-in hours on campus during the week to listen to your concerns and provide support, perspective, and suggestions for resources. There is no appointment or fee necessary.
Let’s Talk conversations are…
- FREE for Liberty students
- Offered on a first-come, first-served (no appointment necessary)
- Typically about 20-25 minutes in length
- Informal, and not a substitute for counseling
Frequently Asked Questions
Let’s Talk is a program that provides easy access to informal confidential consultations with counselors from Student Counseling Services. Counselors hold walk-in hours on campus during the week. There is no appointment or fee necessary.
Appointments are first-come, first-served. Usually there is not much of a wait. The counselor will listen closely to your concerns and provide support, perspective, and suggestions for resources.
Counselors at LU CAPS provide ongoing counseling, which usually consists of 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.
This service is open to all residential Liberty undergraduate, graduate and professional students, unless otherwise noted on specific dates and times. Let’s Talk is the best fit for the following people:
- Students who are not sure about counseling and wonder what it’s like to talk with a counselor;
- Students who are not interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor;
- Students who have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk it through;
- Students who have a concern about a friend and want some thoughts about what to do.
Absolutely. The counselor will talk through your issue with you and help you determine the best way to get help. If you feel comfortable with the counselor, it’s sometimes possible to meet with him or her at Student Counseling Services in an ongoing way.
If you believe you need to be seen sooner than the appointment you were given, it’s best to call LU CAPS directly and explain your situation.
Since regular counseling visits are not available at Let’s Talk, following up with the referral is a good idea. Unfortunately, LU CAPS cannot always provide ongoing counseling to every student who requests it.
If your next appointment is not soon enough, it’s best to contact your counselor directly to see if he or she can see you sooner.
The best thing to do in this situation is to talk directly with your counselor. Counselors are eager to get your feedback, positive or negative. Oftentimes an open conversation about your concern helps smooth out any wrinkles. If, after talking with your counselor, you prefer to transfer to someone else, just ask your counselor directly, either in person or by e-mail.
Although Let’s Talk counselors are professionals, Let’s Talk is not a substitute for psychotherapy or formal counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment. Let’s Talk counselors provide informal consultations to help students with specific problems and to introduce them to what it’s like to speak with a counselor. Your Let’s Talk counselor can help you determine whether formal counseling at LU CAPS would be useful for you and, if appropriate, assist you in scheduling an appointment.
Conversations with Let’s Talk counselors are confidential, with a few very rare exceptions. Counselors may need to share information in an emergency when there is an immediate threat of harm to self or others. Counselors are required by law to report when a minor, elderly person, or someone otherwise incapacitated and unable to act on his/her own behalf is being abused. Let’s Talk counselors keep brief written notes of their contacts with students, and in the event that there is an emergency or a student is referred to Liberty University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (LU CAPS), other LU CAPS staff may see these notes. Finally, these notes can be released in the unlikely event of a court order. Let’s Talk visits are never noted on a student’s official university record.
We don’t want anything to be a barrier to students accessing help. If you have further questions about confidentiality, we encourage you to discuss them with a Let’s Talk counselor.
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