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Programs & Workshops

"LETS TALK": Free, confidential drop-in services for CSULB students

What is "Let's Talk"?

"Let's Talk" is a program that provides easy access to informal confidential consultations with counselors from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

What happens at a visit to "Let's Talk?"

Drop-ins are first-come, first-served. Usually there is not much of a wait. The counselor will listen closely to your concerns and provide support, perspective, and suggestions for resources.

How is "Let's Talk" different from CSULB’s Counseling and Psychological Services?

Counselors at CAPS provide ongoing counseling, which usually consists of 45-50 minute appointments. "Let's Talk" is not formal counseling: it is a drop-in service where students can have an informal consultation with a counselor from time to time.

Who should visit "Let's Talk?"

This service is open to all CSULB undergraduate and graduate students. "Let's Talk" is a good option for :

  1. Students who are not sure about counseling and wonder what it's like to talk with a counselor
  2. Students who are not interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor
  3. Students who have a concern about a friend/family member and want some thoughts about what to do


Although Let’s Talk consultations are with mental health professionals, they are not therapy sessions and do not constitute mental health treatment. Let’s Talk meetings are not part of the student’s mental health records. Let’s Talk is not for crisis or urgent concerns. If you are in crisis or need immediate support, please call CAPS at (562) 985-4001.

Click here to view flyer: Let's Talk Flyer (Fall 2020)

Virtual "Let's Talk" Schedule

All Let’s Talk sessions through the Summer 2020 semesters will be held virtually via Zoom. Prior registration through BeachSync is necessary at which you will have access to zoom link to connect to your counselor.

Type Description Time Counselor BeachSync RSVP


Lets Talk Free, confidential drop in services for CSULB students 11:00AM- 12:00 PM Nidia Moran Canales, Psy.D

Fresh Talk Free, confidential drop in service for first year CSULB freshman and transer students. 12:00PM- 1:00PM Amanda Trama, Ph.D.
Queer Talk Free, confidential drop in services for students who identify as LBTQIA+ 1:00PM- 2:00 PM Nidia Moran Canales, Psy.D

Let's Talk Free, confidential drop in services for CSULB students 1:00PM- 2:00 PM Christine Ricohermoso-
Shiaw, Psy.D.

Quarantine Talk Free, confidential drop in service for students who are experiencing stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic 3:00PM- 4:00PM Clarissa Green-Anicich, Psy.D
Black Talk Free, confidential drop in services for students who identify as Black or of African descent. 11:00AM- 12:00 PM Shelly-Ann Collins, Ph.D.



The Let's Talk program at CSULB is based in part on the Let's Talk program at Cornell University. With permission, some of the material describing this program has been duplicated from Cornell University.