Counseling Services


Here at LCU, we want to see each student succeed on a holistic level. One of the many benefits of becoming a LCU Wildcat is the availability of free counseling services on campus. The counseling center offers services to individuals, couples, and groups. Sessions typically last between 45-50 minutes. The counseling center is a judgment free zone where you can share personal concerns in private. Students can find the counseling center on the 2nd floor of Student Center next to the BCM.

To schedule an appointment, students can call 318-487-7420 or e-mail Amy Dufrene. Walk-in appointments are welcome.

Meet our counselors!

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Amy S. Dufrene, LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH

Director of Mental Health Counseling and First Year Experience

Amy S. Dufrene, LCU Class of 1997, is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Board Certified Counselor, and Board Certified Telemental Health provider. She is also President-Elect of the LA Mental Health Counselors Association.

She has been working in the field of behavioral health for 26 years and in the field of counseling for 20 years. She is rostered in Child Parent Psychotherapy, and has received training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Amy is married to Stephen, and mom to 2 boys: Caleb and Joshua.


Mollie Wise MAC, PLPC

Associate Professor of Psychology

Mollie Wise has 16 years of experience as a mental health counselor. Mollie has a bachelor’s in social work from Southern Illinois University, a master’s in counseling from Missouri Baptist University, and currently finishing her doctorate in psychology specializing in trauma and disaster from Northcentral University. For about 9 of those years, she worked in the State of Illinois. She has sought the specialization of trauma throughout her career. She has worked at Children’s Advocacy Center as an advocate for abused and neglected children, has worked as a mental health counselor in a public mental health agency, and has worked at a domestic violence center. Through this, she has work experience in advocacy, individual, family, and group counseling, and crisis intervention. She Has received special training in trauma treatment and behavioral modification as well.

Important phone numbers:

Suicide Hotline: call or text: 988

Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 or text START to 88788

Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673

National Rehab Hotline: 1-866-210-1303

Louisiana National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 1-800-821-4357 or by texting “NAMI” to 741741

Louisiana Department of Health: 1-877-664-2248

Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR): (318)625-7592

Common reasons people seek counseling:



Adjustment issues

Grief and loss


Family or friend problems

Substance abuse


Anger / aggitation