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let's talk

Let’s Talk provides access to free and confidential drop-in conversations with a trained professional at various locations across campus. Students can talk about any stress and anxiety they are feeling, bounce around ideas, and work through their emotions.

Some common concerns might include:

  • Stress
  • Sadness
  • Difficulty adjusting to school
  • Academic concerns
  • Concentration and attention difficulty
  • Family & financial problems
  • Relationship concerns
     

Spring Semester Hours and Locations
(Jan 17 - May 12)

Monday

10 am-1 pm
Education Commons
Room 228*

2-5 pm
Penn First Plus
Room G01I* 

2-5 pm
The ARCH 
Room 107* 

Tuesday

3-5 pm
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
Blue Conference Room, Suite 305*

2-5 pm
The ARCH 
Room 107* 

2-5 pm
LGBT Center 
The Lounge* 

Wednesday

11 am-1:30 pm 
Van Pelt Library 
Room 123* 

2-5 pm
Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC)
FGLI Program Lounge, Room 13*

2-5 pm
Weingarten Center
Suite 300*

Thursday

11 am-1:30 pm 
Van Pelt Library 
Room 123* 

2-5 pm
Pottruck Health and Fitness Center
Conference Room 113*

2–5 pm 
Houston Hall 
The SPARC Living Room* 

2-5 pm
Graduate Student Center
Room 301*

Friday

11 am-2 pm 
Van Pelt Library 
Room 123* 

*ADA Accessible


Let's Talk FAQs


Who should visit Let’s Talk?

Any student can benefit from Let’s Talk. It’s best fit for students who:

  • Are not sure about seeking counseling or wonder what it’s like to talk to a counselor
  • Have a specific problem and would like someone to talk it through with
  • Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like to brainstorm ideas about what to do
  • Are not interested in ongoing counseling but would like to have the perspective of a trained professional
How is Let’s Talk different from the services at Student Health and Counseling

Let’s Talk provides access to free and confidential drop-in conversations with a trained professional at various locations across campus. Students can talk about any stress and anxiety they are feeling, bounce around ideas, and work through their emotions.

 

What happens in a Let’s Talk session?

The Let’s Talk trained professional will carefully listen to your concerns and will most likely ask you some brief questions to understand your goal for the conversation. Once your problems and goals are clear, depending upon your needs, they will offer you suggestions for addressing the concern. You are welcome to return to Let’s Talk at another time, but this decision is up to you. No follow-up appointment is necessary.

In addition, if your Let’s Talk professional assesses that you could benefit from a higher level of care, they will help you identify appropriate resources at the University or surrounding communities.

 

Let’s Talk visits are confidential. Are there any limits to confidentiality?

Conversations with Let’s Talk professionals are confidential, with few exceptions: (1) when there is an imminent threat of harm to you or others; (2) a current abuse of a minor, an elderly person, or someone otherwise incapacitated; (3) mandated by the court or judge. Let’s Talk professionals are required by law to report the information you shared in the above situations.

 

I am currently seeing a therapist at Student Health and Counseling and I would like to talk to someone sooner than my next appointment. Can I go to Let’s Talk?

If your next appointment is not soon enough, it’s best to contact your counselor directly to see if they can see you sooner. Let’s Talk is not a substitute for traditional counseling or psychiatric care.


Contact Student Health and Counseling


24/7 Support
Call 215-898-7021 for information, support, to schedule an appointment, and to speak with an on-call provider.