Most of us, at some point in our lives, feel depressed, anxious, or stressed out. Friends and family are great support but sometimes, our problems persist, and we need more than friendly advice. Counseling is a process whereby an individual seeks assistance and/or support because they are experiencing mental or emotional distress.
Counseling Services embraces the belief that your mental health is as important as your physical health. The goal of our services is to assist you in setting goals, learning coping strategies, and taking action to improve your current and future situations.
Services are confidential and take place in a nonjudgmental setting. There are limits to confidentiality and these limits with be discussed with the student. Counseling Services also offers mental health consultation and educational workshops for students, faculty, and staff.
All services are free of charge to SLCC students. Any outside referrals made are the responsibility of the student.
- Crisis intervention
- Short-term, confidential personal counseling
- Seminars on various topics to promote personal growth and mental wellness for the campus community
- Assessment and referral to outside community resources
Limitations of services:
- Counseling Services does not provide long-term, intensive counseling and psychotherapy
- Counseling Services does not provide treatment for alcohol and drug use/abuse. Counselors will meet with students seeking such treatment to provide support, assess the student’s needs, and assist them with off-campus referrals
- Counseling Services neither prescribes medication nor monitors medication intake. Referrals to community resources will be made at the request of the student.
- Please note that the SLCC Office of Counseling and Disability Services does NOT provide 24-hour coverage. If you experience a mental health emergency and need immediate assistance:
- Call 911 or go to a local emergency room
- If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) offers 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress.
How can I see a counselor?
What are the office hours?
What if I have an emergency after hours, during breaks, or holidays?
South Louisiana Community College partnered with BetterMynd to offer our students access to private online therapy sessions from their diverse network of licensed mental health counselors.
- 50-minute live video-sessions
- Private and confidential
- Use your laptop, smartphone, or tablet
- Day, night, and weekends
- Free self-help resources and group workshops
- Currently, students are limited to five, free sessions. If there is an extenuating circumstance, additional credits might be available.
If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988, or chat at 988lifeline.org.
Get more information on the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
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