Virtual Let's Talk

The Virtual Let's Talk service is a way to engage in a brief 15-20 minute consultation with a CAPS clinician. A secure zoom meeting will be available Tuesday 11:00am-1:00pm, Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm, and Thursday 1:30pm-3:30pm when classes are in session. The first day of Let’s Talk for the Fall 2021 semester will be Tuesday August 31st.

This service is open to all UAlbany enrolled students. Examples of students who visit Let's Talk include:

  • students who are not sure about counseling and wonder what it's like to talk with a counselor;
  • students who are not interested in 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.

Virtual Let’s Talk is not appropriate if you are experiencing an emergency or any of the below:

  • Thoughts of harming yourself/recent suicide attempt
  • Thoughts of harming others
  • Engaging in dangerous or high-risk behaviors (e.g., increase in substance use or impulsive behaviors)
  • Unusual thoughts/behaviors (e.g., hallucinations, loss of touch with reality)
  • Experienced a recent traumatic event (e.g., assault, accident, death of friend/family, etc.)

If any of these apply, please contact Counseling and Psychological Services at 518-442-5800 and ask to speak to a psychologist.

Join Here

The Let’s Talk service can be accessed by joining the secure zoom meeting here. Students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. There may be a wait if we are talking with another student, and you will be admitted into the meeting when the clinician is available.

There is also a chance that we may have reached capacity on a given day. If this occurs feel free to visit on another day during Let’s Talk hours, or call CAPS to schedule an appointment.

*The Let’s Talk program is only available for registered Undergraduate and Graduate students at the University at Albany. Additional FAQ to come!