Campus Counseling services
The Campus Counselor is available to offer emergency help and brief counseling sessions for all Bossier Parish Community College students. Services are free and voluntary to actively enrolled students in need of personal, educational, emotional, or social development. Intake and assessment of needs are completed in office and referrals to other campus and community resources are made when more intensive services are needed.
The Campus Counselor strives to empower and support students through social, emotional, and behavioral challenges while promoting a safe and healthy environment and an enriched college experience. These challenges can range from experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression to relationship conflict, grief, adjustments to college-related transitions, performance-related anxiety, low self-esteem, or wanting to learn healthier coping skills, stress management, or eating habits. Counseling sessions are student centered and emphasize personal and academic growth and development.
A student's emotional distress can interfere with his or her academic performance and/or social interactions. Many times, Faculty and Staff can recognize a student who may be in distress. Faculty and Staff referrals are encouraged and can be submitted by accessing the Faculty and Staff Referral Form from the Faculty/Staff Counseling Services page on Canvas or by clicking one of the links below. Students may also call to schedule an appointment by calling (318) 678-6476, (318) 517-5135 or by emailing the Campus Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
College life is an exciting time for most students. It's a time for developing new competencies and maturity and a time for establishing one’s own identity and purpose. With all the new experiences, transitions, and responsibilities though, college life can become stressful and demanding as the student is learning how to balance personal and academic responsibilities. Every person experiences symptoms of stress, anxiety, or depression to some degree, but those symptoms can become problematic when they become persistent, intense, or when the person is unable to cope. This is where our counseling services for students can help. Our counselors enjoy helping college students work through the challenges of life and are passionate about providing an environment where clients feel valued, empowered, supported, and safe to be vulnerable.
BPCC Counseling Services are offered to students in office Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The office observes holiday, vacation, and professional development days as designated by the college.
- During regular office hours, call Ragan Haynie at (318) 678-6476 or (318) 517-5135
- From 4:30 PM-10:00 PM, call BPCC Campus Police at (318) 678-6318
- After 10:00 PM, call Emergency Services - 911
IMPORTANT* If you are not on campus or you are experiencing a physical or mental health emergency and are in need of immediate assistance, please call emergency services by dialing 911 or have a trusted person take you to the nearest hospital emergency room
For personal counseling, faculty and staff members should contact Human Resources to inquire about the college’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
Confidentiality is a crucial component in the counseling process. All information concerning clients will remain confidential within the guidelines of Louisiana law and the ethical standards of practice, except when mandated by state and federal statutes. Students will be treated with dignity and respect and are encouraged to feel comfortable in sharing vulnerably in a safe and non-threatening environment. Stress management, anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges are examples of common concerns addressed through counseling.
Many times students face insecurities that can be barriers to their success. The Cavalier Care Center centralizes services for students in conjunction with Single Stop USA™ to address insecurities head on. The Cavalier Care Center proudly provides help to students with applying for S.N.A.P., WIC, Medicaid, and EITC, and houses a Food Pantry, a Career Closet, and a Laptop Loan Program as well as offering information on affordable housing, childcare and more to BPCC students and the Community. For more information about the Cavalier Care Center, please visit their website or email CavalierCareCenter@bpcc.edu.
Download the Louisiana Referral Resource Guide.
- Emergency Services: 911
- BPCC Campus Police: (318) 678-6318
- BPCC Campus Counseling Services Office: (318) 678-6476
- Bossier City Police Department: (318) 741-8977
- Bossier City Fire Department: (318) 741-8710
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255 (TALK)
- Crisis Text Line: Text REACHOUT to 741741
- Call/Text/Chat 988: 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
- Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673 (HOPE)
- Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 (SAFE)
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): (318) 865-2172
- Al-Anon: (318) 683-1399
- Narcotics Anonymous (NA): (318) 677-4344
- Gambling Hotline: 877-770-7867
- National Eating Disorder Association Helpline: 1-800-931-2237
- SAMHSA's National Helpline: 800-662-4357
- Veteran Crisis Hotline: 800-273-8255, opt 1
- National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Northwest Louisiana: (318) 751-1320
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