Welcome to Counseling Services! We offer a variety of brief support services to help students, faculty, and staff resolve personal issues and strengthen the skills and knowledge that will enable the individual to take full advantage of their experiences at LSU Alexandria.
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Making an Appointment
To set up your first appointment, please come to our office, Student Services, Room W206 (above the bookstore) between 8:00-4:00 Monday-Friday. The secretary will set up your first appointment. You may also call our office 318.473.6545 and make your appointment by phone.
The First Appointment
During this initial session you will describe your current concerns. Your counselor will make every effort to assess your situation and will probably ask questions to get specific information about your situation.
At the end of this first appointment, you and your counselor will talk about the possible options to best meet your needs. This might include gathering additional information, scheduling a follow-up session, or identifying an off-campus referral that will best suit your needs
Individual counseling provides an opportunity to talk with an objective, caring professional about your concerns. Your concerns might include feelings of low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, academic issues, work issues, or your issues in your relationships. Since every situation is different, the total number of sessions scheduled will vary. You and your counselor will determine the number of sessions needed.
Short-term couples counseling can be provided for a couple when at least one member is enrolled as a student at Louisiana State University Alexandria and concerns and difficulties within the relationship are hindering the student=s academic performance.
Emergency consultation and crisis counseling is available to students in person or by telephone. If a student is dealing with an urgent situation or crisis during regular business hours, come into the Student Services office as soon as possible and request to be seen by a counselor. If you are not able to come to Counseling Services, please call us at 318.473.6545 and ask to speak to a counselor.
We provide crisis counseling services and support when an event occurs on the national, community, or campus level that affects the well being of the members of the campus community.