If we are busy, you may not be seen during this time. The last person will be seen 15 minutes before the end of the hour. Know that you can call CAPS if you need immediate assistance 713-743-5454
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“Let’s Talk” is a program that provides easy access to informal confidential consultations with therapists from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Consultations are available to the entire UH community – students, staff, and faculty. Consultations are free of charge, and no appointment or paperwork is needed.
A “Let’s Talk” therapist is available on a first-come, first-served basis; usually, there is not much of a wait. Each session takes about 20 minutes. The therapist will listen closely to your concerns and provide support, perspective, and suggestions for additional resources that may help you address your concerns.
Therapists at CAPS provide a wide range of services that can be helpful to students. One service is short-term counseling that requires a commitment to several appointments that typically last between 45-50 minutes. “Let’s Talk” is not formal counseling. It is a “drop-in” service where you will receive an informal consultation to address concerns you may have at the moment. Consultations are brief and focused, typically lasting not more than 15 – 20 minutes.
“Let’s Talk” may be beneficial to:
- Students who are not interested in short-term counseling but would like the perspective from a consultation with a professional.
- Students who have a specific problem and would like to briefly discuss the issue.
- Students who have a concern about a friend and want some guidance and support about how to address the issue.
- Faculty or staff who want to consult with a professional about an individual of concern.
A triage appointment is a formal initial assessment that helps match the student’s needs with a clinical service, such as individual or group counseling, or an essential skills workshop, each of which requires more of a time commitment from the student. It is through the triage process that a student becomes a CAPS client. “Let’s Talk” allows you to address concerns at the moment, with the help and perspective of a professional therapist, without becoming a CAPS client and committing to additional services.
Absolutely. The therapist will talk through your issue with you and help you determine the best way to get help.