Counseling Center

The mission of the Counseling Center is to provide comprehensive mental health counseling and support students in managing daily stressors, cultivating personal growth and well-being, and successfully progressing toward degree completion.

The Counseling Center is a department within the Division of Student Affairs.

In case of an emergency on evenings, weekends or holidays, call University Police at 337-475-5711 to get in touch with an on-call counselor, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room. The Counseling Center at McNeese serves our student population. If you’re a member of the SWLA community looking for low-cost counseling services, please visit the Kay Doré Counseling Center.

Access and Eligibility

All currently enrolled McNeese students are eligible for treatment at no charge at the time of service. The Counseling Center is funded by the student health fee that students pay each semester.

The Counseling Center is staffed by full-time, licensed professional counselors, as well as graduate student interns who are completing their master’s degrees in counseling. All information will be kept confidential for counseling sessions other than exceptions required by law.


From dealing with new relationships to test anxiety to the loss of loved ones, our counselors are prepared to help no matter how big or small an issue may seem. Common issues addressed during sessions are:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Adjustment to college life
  • Trauma
  • Grief/loss
  • Sexual orientation/identity concerns

Counseling is available in a variety of settings, including:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Family and Couples Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Consultations
  • Learning Assessments
  • Presentations

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, call 337-475-5136 or stop by the center to schedule in person. Appointments usually last 45 to 50 minutes. Walk-in appointments are available for crisis and emergency situations.

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Office Information

4100 Ryan St.
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Director: James Grimes, M.A.,