Let’s Chat is a confidential program that provides MIT undergraduate and graduate students with easy access to informal, free, confidential consultations with counselors from MIT Medical’s Student Mental Health & Counseling Services. If you have concerns about going to Student Mental Health and Counseling Services, a Let’s Chat counselor can help to address your concerns and explore the different options available.
No appointment is needed; just drop in. Meetings are brief (20 minutes), and you and your counselor will determine if additional follow-up is needed.
Let's Chat happens every other Tuesday and Thursday at the Office of Minority Education (4-107) at the following times:
Let’s Chat is a good fit for:
- Students who are not sure about counseling and want to know what it’s like to talk with a counselor
- Students who are not interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor
- Students who have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk about it
- Students who have a concern about a friend and would like advice on what to do.
Let’s Chat isn’t formal counseling; If you are very depressed or upset or feel like you need to speak with someone urgently, you can go to the Student Mental Health and Counseling Services walk-in hours (M–F, 2–4 p.m. on the third floor of E23) or call 617-253-2916 and ask to speak with the on-call clinician.
To learn more, visit our Let’s Chat FAQ.