Being a student can be stressful! You’ve got things to do, people to see, and great places to go in New Orleans on top of the schoolwork that you are focusing on to set the foundation for your future. Sometimes it can help to talk to someone on campus about the many responsibilities you are balancing or to make sense of a difficult situation or emotion. If you are in need of an unbiased ear, meeting with a counselor might be right for you. Anyone can benefit from having a place to talk and focus on himself or herself.
Reasons to Talk
You might want to talk to a counselor because:
- You want to be more assertive
- You’re lonely or not sure where you fit in
- You’re having trouble sleeping
- You feel sad or anxious
- You want to talk about something that happened, recently or in the past
These are just the beginning. There really isn’t anything that you can’t talk about with a counselor.
So, who are Loyola’s counselors?
At Loyola’s University Counseling Center, you’ll find a psychologist, licensed professional counselors, a social worker, a psychiatrist and a social work intern. For more about our staff, visit our webpage and take a look around.
What We Do
A counselor’s main focus in working with students is to help them figure out what they want to do and how to go about doing it. Overall, the goal is to get to know you and what you are hoping to accomplish by meeting. There is no limit to the number of sessions that you can attend at Loyola’s University Counseling Center and you will be encouraged to build a toolbox of skills that you can use in many areas of your life. In short, we will help you to be your best self.
At An Appointment
When you first come in, you’ll fill out some paperwork have a 50-minute meeting with your counselor. The counselor will ask questions about who you are and what made you decide to visit the counseling center. You’ll talk about your family history, medical history, and other general experiences. We’ll help to put you at ease and gain insight into your concerns.
After this initial “intake” appointment, you’ll likely set up a return appointment with your counselor that will last between 45- to 50-minutes. In them, you’ll continue to talk about what’s bothering you and to work together to resolve your issues.
Your counselors on campus are great resources, no matter your reason for coming in for a visit. There is no issue to big or too small. Reaching out to talk is something that students do every day. If you need support, it’s only a few steps across campus in the Danna Center, Room 208.