What is Let’s Talk?
“Let’s Talk” is a program that provides easy access to brief, informal, and confidential consultations with professional mental health providers from CAPS. “Let’s Talk” provides a place to talk about concerns informally. You’ll have the opportunity for someone listen to you, offer support, or you might prefer to get expert suggestions about solutions and resources that may include brief therapy at CAPS.
What happens during a “Let’s Talk” consultation?
Once you arrive in person or while scheduling your virtual appointment online, you will read and review a consent form for your consultation. The provider will then listen to your concerns and provide support, perspective, and suggestions for additional resources that may help you address your concerns.
How is “Let’s Talk” different from an initial evaluation or counseling?
Providers at CAPS provide a range of services that can be helpful to students. An initial evaluation is a formal appointment that helps match the student’s needs with a clinical service, such as individual or group therapy. Counseling or therapy is a formal appointment that lasts between 45-50 minutes where students usually attend more regularly. “Let’s Talk” is not a traditional evaluation/assessment or formal counseling or therapy, but rather an informal consultation to address concerns you may have in the moment. These consultations are brief and focused, typically lasting no more than 20 or 30 minutes.
“Let’s Talk” may be beneficial to:
- Students who are more interested in the perspective of a CAPS provider than in seeking counseling or therapy.
- Students who are not sure about formal counseling or therapy and wonder if it might help.
- Students who have a specific personal problem and would like to briefly discuss the issue.
- Students who have a concern about a friend and want some guidance around what to do.
Is “Let’s Talk” confidential?
Yes! Consultations with a CAPS provider are considered confidential. However, Nebraska law establishes that in order to protect the individual and/or public, certain disclosures may apply. View the Confidentiality Overview. If you have further questions about confidentiality, we encourage you to discuss them before or during your consultation.
When and where does "Let's Talk" occur?
CAPS offers "Let's Talk" in two different formats:
In person at CAPS
Call CAPS to schedule a session.
Virtual Sessions via Zoom
“Let’s Talk” is available virtually through our secure Zoom platform. Students can schedule a virtual “Let’s Talk” consultation appointment in advance by calling CAPS. The CAPS consultant will send the Zoom meeting link by email on the day of the appointment, so it's important to check your Nebraska email frequently. Please call CAPS if you're unable to find the email or if you need to cancel/reschedule your consultation. Because the consultant may be finishing with another consultation before your scheduled time, you may need to wait in the Zoom "waiting room" for a moment.