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Let's Talk

Interested in a friendly, informal conversation with a member of the staff at Counseling & Psychological Services? Just walk in for a confidential consultation! Speaking with a counselor consultant can help provide support, insight, solutions, and information about other resources.

Let’s Talk is a mental health program that provides drop-in consultations for University of Cincinnati students. It’s free, no appointment is necessary, and students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Let's Talk is not a substitute for formal counseling and doesn’t constitute mental health treatment but the counseling consultants can listen to your specific problems and introduce you to what it’s like to speak to a member of our staff.

No script.

No topic is off limits. Common concerns include:

  • stress
  • sadness
  • worry
  • relationships
  • academic performance
  • family problems
  • financial struggles

Let’s Talk Schedule

Please note: Consultants may not begin new conversations with students within the last 15 minutes of the shift.  Sessions start January 11, 2016. 

Randy Cook, MS Clinical Counselor

  • Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm  - College of Law Room 201-D

Debbie Woodall Carroll, MA Clinical Counselor

  • Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm - DAAP Library, Room 6480-A

Betsy Lehman, PhD Therapist

  • Thursdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Steger Life Center, Room 555C


Who should visit Let’s Talk?

Any student can come to a Let’s Talk consultation, but it’s the best fit for students who:

  • Aren’t sure about counseling or wonder what it’s like to talk to 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.


Times and locations occasionally change throughout the semester. Check back for the most up-to-date information.

Questions about Let’s Talk?

Contact Tow Yau, PhD., for more information on the Let's Talk Program, at 513-556-0648, or email

Need help with an urgent mental health crisis? CAPS offers daytime emergent care services for enrolled students or for those who are concerned about an enrolled student.  After-hours crisis services are available by calling 513-556-0648.

The Let’s Talk Program at the University of Cincinnati is based on the Let’s Talk Program originating at Cornell University.  With permission, some of the material from this website has been adapted or reproduced from the Cornell University and UW-Madison’s Let’s Talk website.