Make An Appointment

Appointments can be scheduled by calling (504) 865-3835 or visiting the UCC located on the second floor of the Danna Student Center, Room 208. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am - 4:45pm.  Please bring a valid Student ID to your appointment. 

 

What to Expect at Your First Appointment

Intake

At the time of your appointment, you will complete a few short forms to provide your counselor with some important information about you and your concerns.  Your counselor will meet with you for approximately 50-minutes to gather information about your concerns and your history and a plan for continued treatment will be reviewed.  A follow-up individual counseling appointment will be scheduled, if desired, at the end of your intake appointment.  An individual counseling appointment typically lasts 50-minutes and addresses your areas of concern in depth.

Crisis Appointments

Same day crisis appointments are available for students experiencing a mental health emergency. 

In-person:  At the time of your appointment, you will complete a few short forms to provide your counselor with some important information about you and your immediate concern.  You will meet briefly with a counselor for an assessment and to determine action steps.  A follow-up appointment will be scheduled at the end of your crisis appointment. 
UCC counselor on-call:  At the time of your appointment, you will complete a few short forms to provide your counselor with some important information about you and your immediate concern.  You will be escorted to a private room and connected to a licensed mental health professional via phone for an assessment and to determine action steps. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled at the end of your crisis appointment.

                

Case Management

Please bring a current copy of your health insurance card with you to your first appointment.  At the time of your appointment, you will complete a few short forms to provide the case manager with some important information about you and your concerns.  The case manager will meet with you for approximately 30-minutes to gather information about your concerns and to assist you with providing referral information, securing appointment(s) with off campus providers, developing a post-hospitalization plan, and/or getting connected to other resources on- or off-campus.

 

Joining a Group

The UCC provides group counseling services to students who are interested in exploring an alternative option to individual counseling or who would like to be in a group in addition to being in individual counseling. 

On-going groups include Anxiety Management Workshops, Sexual Assault Survivors Group, and a Grief Process Group. If you are a current client and are interested in attending group counseling, have a conversation with your counselor. If you are not a current client, call or stop by the UCC to schedule a Group Orientation appointment.  During the Group Orientation appointment you will be asked about your interest in joining a group, reasons for doing so, and whether or not group counseling is the best fit for your needs.