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The mission of LSUS Counseling Services is to serve LSU Shreveport's diverse campus community by providing mental health services and wellness support services that assist students in achieving their academic and life goals while enhancing their personal growth and wellbeing. Counseling Services provides everything from personal counseling, peer education and mental health resources to personal development workshops, yoga and meditation and diversity trainings.
Confidentiality & Ethical Guidelines
The Counseling Services staff regards your inquiry, concerns, and discussions as private and confidential. The counselors are under ethical and legal obligations not to release any information regarding your contact with the center without your written permission. The counselors follow the ethical and legal guidelines of their profession and licensing board. These guidelines and the limits of confidentiality (for example, in situations where the student is of danger to themselves or others) are fully discussed during the student's initial session.
Counseling services offered facilitate personal growth and adjustment, educational enhancement and orientation, and career awareness and maturation. Occasionally, students encounter difficult life situations that impact their ability to learn. To assist these students in their persistence toward their academic goals, Counseling Services provides free, confidential mental health counseling on a short-term basis. Difficulties requiring long-term or medical interventions are referred to appropriate resources in the Shreveport-Bossier community.
Who is Eligible for Counseling Services?
These services are available to any currently enrolled LSUS undergraduate or graduate student. Students can be enrolled on either a full-time or part-time basis. All services are free, voluntary, and confidential. Due to state licensure, this service is limited to those residing in Louisiana, but one-time consultations with out-of-state students are available upon request.
We know that college can be especially stressful as students confront new responsibilities, life choices, and commitments. During these times, it may be difficult to know if you are experiencing "normal" college challenges or something of greater concern. It is not a weakness to ask for assistance. Rather, coping with these difficulties is often made easier when you seek out information and guidance, or share your concern with others.
Our Zen Zone is a small private room designed with low lighting, soothing music, and aromatherapy. Come de-stress with us as we set you up with your choice of relaxation modalities to bring you into a state of Zen!
Biofeedback is a technique that trains people to improve their health by controlling certain bodily processes that normally happen involuntarily, such as heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension, and skin temperature. Students can schedule a biofeedback appointment during designated hours (check with our office for availability). We will set you up in a private room in front of a computer and connect our biofeedback sensor clip device. We will then teach you how to measure your psychological stressors and learn more about what makes you most stressed, how it affects your well-being, and how you can consciously control and keep your stress levels down!
Recharge your mind with a guided meditation to achieve a peaceful state of being, gain mental clarity, and learn different ways to de-stress. During your personal meditation appointment, our staff will set you up in our Zen Zone to experience your own customized oasis of peace and calm. Students can choose among several brief guided meditations targeting specific needs and goals, ranging anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour.
LSUS Counseling Services has a multitude of ways to connect and find useful resources for health and wellbeing. From campus events to a YouTube channel, Counseling Services wants to be your mental health resource.
Angie Pellerin, MA, MS, LPC
Director of Counseling Services
Kendal Hay Redel, MS, LPC
License Professional Counselor