The goal of Counseling Services is to assist students in addressing mental health concerns in a professional, unbiased, objective way. To that end, Counseling Services offers problem assessment, short-term individual and group counseling, career testing and counseling, and, when warranted and/or desired by the student, referrals for ongoing, longer-term or specialized treatment for currently-enrolled UNO students.
In addition to personal counseling and career testing and counseling for UNO students, Counseling Services also provides consultation for UNO faculty and staff with concerns about students, psychoeducational outreach for the UNO community, and specialized professional training for graduate students in counseling and other behavioral health professions.
UNO Counseling Services is following CDC and state guidelines regarding social distancing due to COVID-19. Telehealth services are available to UNO students residing in Louisiana. Please call (504) 280-6683 to make an appointment. The office will be open on a limited basis for students in crisis or scheduled invitation. Please call ahead to speak with a staff member. Staff members are available to speak with students Monday - Friday from 8 am - 4:30 pm.
If you have a mental health emergency please call 911, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255), or text HOME to the crisis text line at 741741.
Mental Health Crisis
Counseling Services utilizes a crisis intervention model, which means that a staff member is available during office hours specifically to respond to students who are actively having a mental health crisis. Mental health crisis includes, but not limited to:
- an individual who is suicidal and has a specific plan and the intent to kill themself;
- an individual who has recently taken steps to end their life;
- an individual who is struggling and unable to care for themself, due to mental health concerns.
If help is needed outside of office hours or you feel more comfortable reaching out to resources off of campus, please click on:
Additional mental health resources include:
- Keep Calm During Covid-19 24/7 phone line at 1-866-310-7977
- SAMHSA’s National 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-662-4357
- National Domestic Abuse 24/7 Hotline at 1-800-799-7233