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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an appointment?

Yes. Our counselor's schedules are often full, especially during the peak times of the semester.  To make an appointment call 337-475-5136 or come by the office in person. However, if a student is in a  crisis/emergency situation, we will be able to make arrangements for a walk-in appointment to occur as soon as possible.

What are reasons why someone would get counseling?

Unfortunately, there is a lot of stigma around seeking counseling. Sometimes people think that you have to be "crazy" if you are going to counseling, and that just is NOT true. People seek counseling for a variety of reasons including depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, and normative phase of life issues such as starting or ending romantic relationships. People also seek counseling to address more significant mental health issues such as bipolar, suicidal ideation, substance use/abuse problems, and eating disorders. We encourage all students to consider seeking counseling services to address ANY stressors that are having a negative effect on you, no matter how big or small you think they are. 

How long do counseling sessions usually last?

Counseling sessions usually last approximately 50 minutes.  The last 10 minutes of the hour are used to allow the counselor time to write their session notes, and prepare for the next scheduled appointment.

How much does it cost?

The cost of counseling services is covered through the Student Health fee that is included when you pay tuition and fees. So, as long as you are an enrolled student at McNeese, you are able to seek counseling services at no per-session fee.