University Counseling Center


"Welcome to the University Counseling Center (UCC). I am peteDr.Peter Emerson, the Interim Director of the UCC. It is our goal  is to facilitate self-understanding and empowerment for all clients. To this end, we strive to assist clients in identifying and then resolving those challenges that impact their lives.

We believe that counseling can help individuals learn about themselves, their environment, and their methods of handling roles and relationships. Through counseling, clients will have the support of a counselor as well as the freedom to determine how they wish to resolve the challenges facing them."


What services do we offer?

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Family therapy
  • Couples counseling
  • Child and adolescent therapy
  • Consultation
  • 24/7 emergency on-call services
  • Programming and outreach

Who can receive services?

  • Students currently enrolled at Southeastern
  • Faculty
  • Staff

What should I do in an emergency?

If you have a counseling emergency during the work day, you may come immediately to the counseling center. Individuals with counseling emergencies are seen as quickly as possible. If you have an emergency after hours or during the weekends/holidays, please contact the University Police Department at (985) 549-2222. You will need to give the dispatcher your name, W number, and location.The police department will then contact the on-call counselor.

Is counseling confidential?

Counseling is confidential. However, we are legally bound to report potential suicide, homicide and suspected child/elder neglect and abuse. The staff adheres to the American Counseling Association's ethical guidelines ( The University Counseling Center is accredited by IACS, the International Association of Counseling Services.


For more information about the UCC visit the "About Us" section.