Let's Talk Drop-In Consultation

About “Let’s Talk”

The “Let’s Talk” off-site walk-in model – developed at Cornell – is nationally recognized for its success in increasing student access to mental health care.

The model has been adopted by nearly 50 universities and colleges nationwide. Please contact us for more information.

Read the article about the development of Let's Talk from the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.

“Let’s Talk” is a drop-in service that offers informal, confidential consultation with a Cornell Health counselor.

Counselors hold walk-in hours at various on-campus locations Monday through Friday during the academic year (see schedule below). Stop by any location to speak with a counselor about concerns, get help problem-solving, and learn more about counseling services at Cornell Health and other resources available to you at Cornell.

Let's Talk consultations are:

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

Meet our Let’s Talk counselors!

Fall 2018 locations & hours

You are welcome to stop by any location. Sites are open to all students!


  • 12:00-2:00 pm Bartels Hall
    Room: B-06 (in the basement of Bartels, in the office within the training room)
    Counselor: Erin Forquer, PhD
    *no hours 10/15
  • 2:30-4:30 pm Balch Hall
    Carol Tatkon Center, Balch Hall, Room 3338
    Counselor: Alesya Nazarova, PsyD



  • 2:30-4:30 pm — Hughes Hall
    Cornell Law School, Hughes Hall, Room 126B
    Counselor: Maurice Haltom, LCSW 
  • 2:30-4:30pm — Rockefeller Hall
    431 Rockefeller Hall
    Counselor: Ric Torres, PhD


  • 2:30-4:30 pm — Sage Hall  
    Johnson School, Brooks Reading Porch, Sage Hall, Room 201E
    Counselor: Sarah Rubenstein-Gillis, LMSW
  • 2:30-4:30 pm — 626 Thurston Avenue
    Center for Intercultural Dialogue, 626 Thurston Avenue, 1st Floor study room    
    Counselor: Ginger Villareal Armas, PhD
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  • 2:00-4:00 pm — Klarman Hall
    Klarman Hall, Room KG17     
    Counselor: Jenny Grabelsky, LMSW
  • 2:30-4:30 pm — Willard Straight Hall
    Office of Student and Community Support, 211 Willard Straight Hall
    (one floor down from the Ivy Room)
    Counselor: Toby Hawkins, LCSW