Talk It Out

Talk It Out is an initiative out of the College of Education Counseling Program that was created in partnership with the Tucson Unified School District Family Resource Centers. This partnership began from the clearly identified need to provide mental health services to students and families in the community who might otherwise encounter significant barriers to access. 

The program provides free mental health counseling services to TUSD students, families, teachers and staff using a practicum training model. Under supervision, master’s level counselors-in-training provide individual, family and group counseling free of charge (no insurance required) to enrolled TUSD students and families in addition to currently employed teachers and staff members. To our knowledge, no other program or organization provides a similar service in the greater Tucson area. 

Sessions may be conducted via telehealth or in-person at one of the four Family Resource Centers: 

Catalina Family Resource Center
3645 E. Pima

Palo Verde Family Resource Center
1302 S. Avenida Vega

Menlo Family Resource Center
1100 W. Fresno

Southwest Family Resource Center
6855 S. Mark

Please visit the TUSD website and click on the Talk it Out referral link, talk to a TUSD school counselor, or visit one of the Family Resource Centers to begin the referral process.  Talk it Out clients may be struggling socially, emotionally, or academically and do not need to have a specific mental health disorder to qualify.