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College of Health & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling Studies

Community Counseling Clinic

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The University of Louisiana at Monroe Community Counseling Center is committed to provide a quality experience for those in need. 

Located in Strauss Hall room 284, on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, the Center is staffed by graduate students in Clinical Mental Health, School, and Addictions Counseling. The Community Counseling Center ’s goal is to provide clients the opportunity to learn, change, and develop through personal growth experiences. While clients work toward personal growth, the Center strives to provide a counseling environment that will facilitate their exploration of new options. 



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Individual, group, and family counseling is provided to persons of all ages and cultures. The Center provides counseling for those with personal, career, school, relationship, addictions, and other concerns.


All information concerning clients will remain confidential within the guidelines of Louisiana law and the ethical standards set by the American Counseling Association. Sessions are videotaped for training and supervision purposes only and remain confidential.






The School Counseling program (M.S.), the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program (M.S.), and the Marriage and Family Therapy Program (M.A.) are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Addictions Counseling program (M.A.) meets the standards for, and is accredited as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program by CACREP. The Marriage and Family Therapy program (M.A.) is also accredited by the Commission On Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

Clinic Information

Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcomed
Appointments are recommended

Strauss Hall, Room 284
(Adjacent to the ULM Library, Bayou Dr.)
Center phone: 318-342-5678
Dept. phone: 318-342-1246
Fax: 318-342-1213

Peggy Buffington, M.A., LPC-S, PLMFT
Clinic Director

Marty Holin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling

Yolanda Dupre, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT
Associate Professor of Counseling
School Counseling Director

John-Nelson Pope, Ph.D., LPC
Counseling Program Director & Associate Director of the School of Health Professions

Fees & Referrals

Services are available to the public at a maximum fee of $25.00. ULM students who have paid their activity fees may use the center at no additional cost.

The Community Counseling Center cooperates with area social services agencies, physicians, attorneys, ministers, and schools. We welcome referrals from these and other sources.