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“Let’s Chat” is a drop-in service that provides MIT undergraduate and graduate students with easy access to informal, free, confidential consultations with clinicians from MIT Medical’s Student Mental Health & Counseling Services.

The Let’s Chat program is an outreach service sponsored by the MIT Office of Minority Education.

Let’s Chat meetings are held virtually, via Zoom, and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. No appointment is needed; just drop in. Meetings are brief (20 minutes), and you and the clinician will determine if additional follow-up is needed. 

Let’s Chat isn’t formal counseling; If you are currently in distress or would like to connect with a clinician for mental health services, call Student Mental Health and Counseling Services at 617-253-2916 and ask to speak with a mental health clinician.

“Let’s Chat” is available via Zoom on the following dates:

Wednesdays, 3–5 p.m. (last appointment at 4:45pm)
February 9, 23
March 9
April 6, 20
May 4, 11

Join Zoom Meeting: (Meeting ID: 941 1478 5408)
Click on the Zoom link during Let’s Chat hours, and you will be directed to the virtual waiting area. If the clinician is with another student when you log on, you might need to wait. Please be patient, and we will be with you as soon as possible.

“Let’s Chat” is a good fit for:

  • Students who are not sure about the counseling process and want to know what it’s like to talk with a clinician or to learn about Student Mental Health resources
  • Students who are not interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a clinician
  • Students who have a specific problem and would like to talk with someone about it
  • Students who have a concern about a friend and would like advice on what to do

Students commonly seek consultation for concerns such as stress, sadness, anxiety, difficulty adjusting to school, family problems, and relationship issues.

To learn more, visit our Let’s Chat FAQ.

MIT’s “Let’s Chat” program is modeled in part on the “Let’s Talk” program at Cornell University. Some material that originally appeared on the Cornell website has been duplicated here with permission.