Counseling Information


What is Counseling?

Counseling provides students opportunities to talk about what is on their mind… things that really matter to them. Students receive professional, confidential attention from an objective counselor who helps them to develop new life skills. And counselors help students to identify personal strengths to resolve unfamiliar, difficult and disabling problems. The benefits from counseling are vital to retention and developing "wellness" in mind - body - soul.

Why do students come to counseling?
Stress Reduction Grief /Depression Student Services
Relationship Issues Substance Abuse Decision-Making
ADA Other  

 
These are some of the reasons many students request counseling services. The counseling staff is here to help you to help yourself before problems become overwhelming.

How do students contact counselors?

- The Counseling Center is located in the west-wing of Foster - Johnson Health Center.
- Students may call 318-274-3338 or 3277.
- Office hours are 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.
- We aim to provide immediate services 100% of the time.

Confidentiality Assurance

Confidentiality is viewed as essential to the SCS maintaining legal and ethical responsibilities to all who engage in counseling services. It is the corner- stone in the client-counselor relationship.

  • Students' counseling files are NOT part of their college record
  • Content of counseling sessions and attendance are kept confidential.
  • Students may request in writing aspects of their record be released to specific individuals.

*Exceptions to this policy include: Imminent danger to self or others, suspected child/dependent abuse, court order, or where otherwise required by law.