Let's Talk

Let’s Talk is a program that provides informal virtual and in person drop-in consultations for U of M students throughout the academic year. No appointment is necessary, so you can drop in during the scheduled times. Let’s Talk is not a substitute for formal counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment, but counselors can listen to specific problems, provide support, help explore solutions and give information about other resources. 

Let's Talk is not designed to provide crisis support-if you are currently experiencing a mental health crisis please utilize one of these resources.

Let's Talk sessions will be held virtually and in-person
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getting started

3 Step Process:

Step 1: Check out our Let’s Talk counselor bios and calendar and find a time that works for you.

Masks are not required for in-person Let's Talk sessions, but our counselors will be masked.

We strongly encourage students to also wear masks during sessions. Masks are available as needed

Friday December 16th will be the last day of Let's Talk for Fall 2022

Let's Talk will resume for Spring Semester on January 17th 2023



Kifaya Bishop


Virtual on 12/12

Zoom Link


Jake Loeffler
2:30-4:30 PM

Rec Well 370D



Chia-Chen Tu

Zoom Link



Greg Sawyer


Appleby 135









Greg Sawyer
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Zoom Link

Nina Hernandez Beithon
1:30-3:30 PM

Appleby 135






Ned McCully 
2:00 -4:00 PM

(Canceled 12/8)



Maureen Maslinski 


CSOM Undergraduate Students only

Zoom Link

Mari Weigel

1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Step 2: Prior to clicking on the zoom link and entering the in person consultation space, go to z.umn.edu/startletstalk complete a brief google form for your Let’s Talk counselor to review. Please wait to fill this form out until right before you are ready to enter the Let’s Talk space. 

Step 3:


When you've completed this form, please return to the Let's Talk website and click on the Zoom meeting link to enter the waiting room for your counselor: https://counseling.umn.edu/lets-talk

Once the counselor is available they will admit you on a first come-first serve basis into the zoom room.


Please grab a number and slide it under the door to let the counselor know someone is waiting for them. The counselor will be with you as soon as they become available. 

**If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: Fever or Chills and/or have a newly developed cough/ shortness of breath that has started within the past 14 days, or have been exposed to someone with a confirmed COVID-19 infection or have received a positive test for COVID-19 yourself do NOT come to Let's Talk in person and instead choose a virtual shift.

**Please note Let’s Talk consultations are 1-1 meetings and counselors are not able to start a consultation with students in the final 15 minutes before a session ends.

On Campus Resources
  • Student Counseling Services Affinity Groups
    • BAAAM! - Black, African American, African Meeting space
    • Mixed/Multiracial Connections
    • Folx Like Me: A Space for Community and Connection with Queer-Identified Students at the U
    • Affinity Group for Asian/Asian American students – More information coming soon!
Off Campus Resources

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Online Resources