Counseling Center | Counseling & Psychological Services
Counseling Services are provided to promote the wellbeing of all students via culturally sensitive counseling, consultation, prevention, and training that enhances the student academic and personal success.
The Counseling Center provides therapeutic individual/group counseling, crisis intervention, and other psychological services to all students enrolled at SUNO.
The Goal of Counseling Services at SUNO is to enhance the wellbeing of all students by providing culturally sensitive counseling, consultation, prevention, and training that improves the student academic and personal success.
Who is eligible for counseling services?
All currently enrolled students at SUNO are eligible for services.
Who provides services in the Counseling Center?
Services are provided by the University Counselor, whom is a clinically licensed mental health therapist in the state of Louisiana.
Why should I come to Counseling Services?
As a student, if you have unique concerns and needs, The counseling center offers various counseling services and methods to meet your needs. See below a list of possible reasons you may want to see a counselor.
- Eating Disorders
- Sexual Assault
- Suicidal Thoughts
Do I need an appointment to see a counselor?
Yes, you should call 504-286-5127 for an appointment. Limited walk in appointments are available during Counseling Services hours of operation.
How much will I have to pay for services?
All Southern University at New Orleans Counseling Services are free to enrolled students.
Are the services confidential?
Yes, Counseling Services records are not included in any of the other university records. All information about you, even acknowledgment of your visits, are confidential and cannot be released without your written permission.
What types of services are provided?
Counseling Services provided includes individual, group, and couples counseling, crises intervention, alcohol and other drug counseling and referrals. We also offer a wide variety of workshops and presentations on mental health topics for student organizations, housing, and the university community.
Why am I being referred to a community provider if my friend gets to have sessions in SUNO’s Counseling Center?
We use our clinical judgment and professional training to help inform our decisions so that each student is able to get the most helpful resources possible for that individual’s unique needs.
Are there LGBTQ+-friendly counseling services available?
Yes, our University Counselor is competent to support the LGBTQ+ students at SUNO and seek to provide a safe space for them in the Counseling Center.
Are psychiatric prescriptions provided as a Counseling Service?
No, psychiatric medications are not prescribed nor included in Counseling Services. However, SUNO has partnered with Ochsner and there is a Physician on campus each Thursday that can assist with psychiatric medication management.
How do I know if I need individual or group counseling?
The type of counseling you receive will be determined by you and your counselor. Sometimes a combination of individual and group counseling is the most effective treatment option.
What kinds of groups are offered in Counseling Services?
The Counseling Center offers a variety of groups during fall and spring semester. A group is formed when people with similar issues want to discuss and work on their common concerns. Groups may be short term or ongoing and consist of four to ten people. Click the “Upcoming Events” tab to view the schedule for groups per semester.