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Welcome to the Counseling Program at ULM!!

Hello, and thank you for visiting our website here at the Counseling Program at University of Louisiana Monroe. Since you are on our website, you might be deciding what career to pursue or maybe determining where you want to attend graduate school. If you have decided to pursue a career in the counseling profession, I think you came across a unique program. Please allow me to tell you more about us. 

We offer students a transformative experience that changes them both professionally and personally. You cannot help but be affected when you go through such an experience, so be ready for the challenge to evolve and move forward.

Our counseling faculty all possess diverse clinical and research interests that consist of trauma work, family and couples, play therapy, and school counseling. We offer an array of learning experiences that range from experiential activities to traditional lecture. We teach each class unique to its content and understand the importance of synthesizing the scientist-practitioner model with the humanistic model that makes sense for good clinical practice. Some of our courses will be more introspective and self-searching, while others are more focused on clinical content. We know that offering both types of experiences will train you to become a competent clinical mental health and/or school counselor.

Our curriculum comes from many years of planning and cooperation between the faculty, and our fall cohort model will provide you with a wisely chosen course sequence that will allow courses to build upon each other and be meaningful. Our class sizes are small and we keep them small to provide students with direct access to the faculty. 

If you have any questions about our counseling program, please feel free to contact me and I would be happy to speak with you.



Thomas Foster, Ph.D.
Program Director
Counseling Program