Student Counseling Services

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The Student Counseling Center is a confidential and free service available to all students. Our purpose is to help students cope with everyday stressors, mental health issues, dilemmas in their personal development, and/or with painful events in their lives. Our goal is to help make all SOWELA students successful in ways that further their growth and make their experiences more positive.

SOWELA provides the following services to assist students in need of counseling:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Disability Services Testing
  • Distance counseling (only available for satellite campuses)
  • Smoking Cessation Classes
  • Mental Health Workshops and forums
  • Faculty/Student Disciplinary Consultation
  • Referrals for Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

Make an appointment
Call: 337-421-6971
Stop by: Magnolia Building (#13) in the Student Success Center

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Counseling Referral
Click here to access online student referral form (opens new window)

Helpful Resources:
Memorial Hospital S.A.N.E. (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Program “The mission of the SWLA Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program is to meet the needs of the sexual assault victim. The program provides immediate, unbiased, compassionate, and comprehensive forensic evaluation and treatment by trained professionals.” (337) 494-2187

Suicide Prevention Lifeline (opens new window) – 24 hours 7 days a week (1-800-273-8255)

The Trevor Project Helpline (opens new window) – 24 hours 7 days a week (1-866-488-7386)

SOWELA Counseling Center (PDF)

Depression and Anxiety Pamphlet (PDF)

Sexual Abuse Pamphlet (PDF)

Contact Information:
Cicely Williams, MA, NCC, LPC
(337) 421-6971
Magnolia Building
Student Success Center

In case of emergencies during afterhours, weekends, and holidays, call 911.