Counseling Center Services


Individual / Personal Counseling

provides opportunities for student development of personal skills in one-to-one, private sessions. The initial meeting often times fulfills the student's needs. Some students may desire to meet through-out the school year. Students acquire a better sense of self, learn to confidently express feelings, let go of past emotional struggles, examine what is pertinent to a true sense of "wellness".

Group Counseling

provides opportunities for students with similar concerns to meet and support peers through exploring feelings and resolutions.
Current groups include:

  • SHAPE (Smart Honest Addiction Prevention Education
  • DEEP (Depression Emotive Education Prevention)
  • AM (Anger Management)
Emergency-Crisis Interventions

Assistance is provided when a student's safety or well-being is threatened.
The following services are provided:

  • 24 hours - 7 days a week "on-call" emergency response
  • Communicate with student's emergency contact person
  • Provide immediate support, consultation, advocacy
  • Help make contact with appropriate agencies

In cases of assault, (physical or sexual), accidents, illnesses, sudden loss of loved ones, etc., emergency-crisis services are necessary and rendered to facilitate students receiving appropriate care. After Hours: Contact GSU Police Department at 318-274-2222

Proactive-Outreach-Consultative

provides for counseling services to be conducted in various venues and to large groups of students. Topics such as HIV/AIDS, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Alchol-Drug Awareness, Stress Reduction - Relaxation, Wellness, etc. are presented.

Professional Development

Professional development activities include:

  • Attending national, local conferences
  • Presenting current topics
  • Frequent review of policies, procedures
  • Review/evaluation of services
  • Maintain Resource Library
  • Site placement for Intern and Practicum students
  • Research projects
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Student Services

Eligibility Review Process:

  • Student must be enrolled
  • Documentation of disability
  • Student makes disability known
  • Student makes request for services
  • Decision is made regarding eligibility
  • Accommodation agreement is made between the student and faculty staff with support from the ADASS office.

* Students should make request early in the semester.