Meet one-on-one with a counselor to discuss your issues in a private, confidential manner. This is the most common type of service that we offer. Sessions are typically 45-50 minutes in length. Call 337-475-5136 to schedule an appointment.
We offer couples' counseling as long as one person participating is an enrolled McNeese student. Couple's counseling is typically used to address relationship issues and communication difficulties between two people.
Most people initially presume that individual therapy is the best-fit for them. However, group counseling is an excellent way to address issues while also getting feedback and support from people who share common struggles. Please talk with you counselor or our front desk if you are interested in group counseling.
Career Assessments provide you with information intended to lead you to greater self-understanding and to better decisions about the direction you will take in life. The Counseling Center currently offers the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) for a small fee. A free online assessment is also available to enrolled students. Complete this request form or call 337-475-5136 if you are intersted in taking a career assessment. After you finish the self-assessment, you will schedule a follow-up career counseling appointment to discuss your results and understand how to effectivly use them in the process of selecting a major and/or career path.
The Counseling Center provides information tables at events such as Howdy Rowdy and Cowboy Q&A Day. We also do informational tables and awareness events throughout the year to educate students on the services we provide and pertient mental health issues.
Presentations on mental health/wellness
We provide presentations to student groups, staff, and classrooms on a variety of topics including Time Management, stress management, decreasing test anxiety, suicide awareness/prevention and much more. Visit the Outreach/Presentations page for more information. To schedule, complete a Request a Presentation form--please make your request at least 3 weeks in advance.
Counseling Center 101 presentations
These are simple, brief (10-15 minutes) presentations to educate the campus community on services that we offer. Call 337-475-5136 to schedule, or complete a Request a Presentation form.
Students, faculty, and staff are able to seek consultation services from the counseling center. Consultations are different from counseling in that it is usually just one session where you ask a counselor for a professional opinion on a situation. An example of a consultation would be if you are concerned about a friend/peer/student and want to know what you can do to help them. Another example might be if you need help locating off-campus referral sources. Some consultations can be handled over the phone, while for others it may be best to schedule a face-to-face appointment.
Professional counseling staff assist with crises such as sexual assaults on campus, concerns regarding suicidal ideation of a student, and we provide 24/7 on-call services while the university is open. After business hours and on weekends, call University Police at 337-475-5711 to get in touch with an on-call counselor.