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Welcome to Counseling and Career Services

College life is a time of change, growth, and transition. Counseling Services seeks to ease adjustment during these times of transition and enhance the individual's academic and lifelong success. We offer support to NSU students, staff, and faculty to assist with a variety of personal, academic and career concerns. Our approach is collaborative, goal-oriented, and multiculturally sensitive. We are here to help you develop more personal awareness and learn the skills you will need to be successful while you are here at Northwestern State University and transitioning to the world beyond.

The University Counseling and Career Center’s professional staff provides confidential mental health counseling, career counseling and career development services,  outreach services, and part-time employment services free of charge to all NSU undergraduate and graduate students.  Students can call (318) 357-5621 or come by the office in room 305 in the Freidman Student Union Building to make an appointment.

24 hour crisis service is available for students who are in crisis. Call the office of Counseling and Career Services or drop by the office during the hours of 8 a.m. to  5:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 8 12 p.m. on Friday. To speak to a counselor after office hours and on weekends call University Police at 357-5431 and a counselor will be contacted for you.

For more information about counseling and career services and resources go to Counseling Services or NSU Cares

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