Personal Growth and Counseling Center

Let's Talk

Let's Talk is a program that provides easy access to informal consultations with counselors from The Personal Growth and Counseling Center. There is no appointment or fee necessary. Let’s Talk is a place where you can talk about concerns, explore solutions, and identify resources. Counselors are there to listen and provide support. No topic is off limits, but common concerns include:

  • Stress
  • Academic concerns
  • Relationship concerns
  • Sadness
  • Family problems
  • Time management

Let's Talk consultations are:

  • Free for CSUMB students
  • Offered first-come, first-served (no appointment necessary)
  • Confidential
  • Informal (not intended to be a substitute for traditional counseling)

Let's Talk Fall 2021

Let's Talk - AAPI Community 

Wednesdays 3-3:45 p.m. 

October 13 - November 1

Via Zoom 

Let’s Talk! About AAPI mental health/stigma (and the lack of visibility that can happen!), discrimation, labeling/false stereotypes, the intersection of culture/gender/context AAPIs have in American society, and most importantly talk about the experiences of AAPI within the CSUMB community!

This series will give the AAPI population a safe space to discuss and process their personal experiences and challenges. AAPI refers to a broad group of individuals who fall under the umbrella of Asian American and Pacific Islanders. 

If you are interested in joining this space please email wdiaztapia@csumb.edu

Let's Talk - Undocu Success 

Thursdays 3-3:45 p.m. 

October 14 - November 4

Via Zoom 

Undocumented students demonstrate significant resilience and perseverance to overcome the array of challenges. Sometimes barriers are also overwhelming and lead to stress; which is why we’ve created an Undocu-Student Let’s Talk support space.

In this series, topics may vary but will likely include discussing day to day challenges, xenophobia, difference in values (native culture vs U.S. culture), work related concerns, importance of developing social connections, discrimination, where to seek support, challenges with citizenship processes, and discussing emotions.

If you are interested in joining this space please email wdiaztapia@csumb.edu

Let's Talk - Transfer Students

Tuesdays 2-3 p.m. 

November 16 - December 7

Via Zoom 

Transfer students are encouraged to join this series to build community and campus connections, share tips and tools for adjusting, and to openly discuss shared experiences.

In this series, topics may vary but will likely include discussing day to day challenges, balancing needs, wellness topics, and how to seek support and resources. 

If you are interested in joining this space please complete this interest form.

 

 

How it works:

If interested, please use the relevant link to access the Zoom meeting with a counselor. Students will be seen  in a group or individually on a first-come, first-served basis. There may be a wait in the virtual waiting room if the counselor is seeing another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can.

Please note, Let’s Talk is not a substitute for counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment. Let’s Talk consultants can listen to specific problems, help explore solutions, and introduce you to what it’s like to speak to a member of our staff. Other options for care include individual counseling, group counseling, workshops, and 24/7 phone consultation. In a crisis, please call 911.

Please email jelopez@csumb.edu for more information.

The Let's Talk program at CSUMB 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.

The PGCC would also like to appreciate the generosity of our campus partners: Cooperative Learning Center, Early Outreach & Support Programs, and Otter Cross Cultural Center