Counseling Services is currently offering services in person and remotely by phone and HIPAA-compliant Zoom. Let's Talk will be virtual, unless otherwise noted below. When attending an in-person appointment, you are required to wear a facial covering during the entirety of the appointment and may be asked to show a valid, green campus pass. If you feel ill, please stay home and call 805-756-2511 to meet virtually instead.
What is Let's Talk?
Free, confidential, drop-in, one-on-one, informal consultation spaces with a mental health provider, offered to Cal Poly Students. Let’s Talk is not therapy, but you can talk about anything on your mind, discuss the heaviness of the current moment, and/or ask questions or for guidance or support (e.g., how to help a friend, how to seek services, wanting to learn more about a coping skill).
Wednesdays and Thursdays
2 PM-2:50 PM
If you have any questions about Let’s Talk please email Ryan Shurson.
Let’s Talk: Anything & Everything
Let’s Talk: Anything & Everything is designed for underrepresented students and/or students with marginalized identities who want to meet with therapists committed to inclusion, cultural humility, and doing their own internal work to challenge cultural and/or privileged biases.
We understand that many communities have rightful mistrust the medical and mental health fields due to past and present injustices and disparities of care. Along with that, there are communities where discussing emotional health may feel especially vulnerable or would be something family members might not support. We honor the difficulties and obstacles that can arise when trying to access care, so we have created this informal, casual space.
We thank Student Diversity & Belonging and the Disability Resource Center for their collaboration on this space.
If you have any questions prior to dropping into Let’s Talk: A&E please email Dr. Sarah Colwell
Wednesdays (January 11th, February 8th, March 8th)
UndocuTalk is a space for students who are undocumented, from mixed status families, and their allies who want to speak with therapists who have gone through UndocuAlly training and work closely with the Dream Center.
If you have any questions prior to dropping into UndocuTalk please email Dr. Ana Cabezas.