Psychological Counseling Center

Let's Talk

What is Let's Talk?

Let's Talk FAQ for more information about this new PCC resource!

No appointment is necessary and there are no lengthy forms to complete!

We are happy discuss whatever brings you to Let's Talk. Common concerns are:

  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Sadness
  • Relationships
  • Transition/Difficulty adjusting to New Paltz
  • Academic or financial concerns
  • Family problems
  • Gender identity
  • Social/cultural adjustment
  • Balancing living at home and being a student

When and Where is Let's Talk?

Fall 2020: Live and virtual sessions on Tuesdays 12 - 2 p.m.

In-person, live sessions held in SUB 209.

Link for the virtual session:

What happens in a Let's Talk consult?

The PCC counselor will listen to your question or concern, ask you some brief questions to understand your need, provide support, and help identify resources and solutions.  A suggested resource could be another campus department, or group or individual therapy at the PCC or in the local community.

Who should visit Let's Talk?

Let's Talk is open to all currently registered New Paltz students, especially:

  • Students who are not sure about counseling and wonder what it might be like to talk with a counselor
  • Students who are not interested in weekly therapy, but would like the perspective of a professional to solve a problem
  • Students who have a specific question and would like a counselor's assistance
  • Students who are concerned about a friend and wonder what to do

The Psychological Counseling Center (PCC) is indebted to the counselors at the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Cornell University who pioneered and modeled Let's Talk.  They generously shared their experience to help get the Let's Talk program started at many colleges and universities, including SUNY New Paltz.