FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sarah Zoghbi, PLPC
LOYOLA CENTER FOR COUNSELING AND EDUCATION
DOUBLES CLINIC CAPACITY & ANNOUNCES NEW THERAPY GROUPS
NEW ORLEANS (July 23, 2020) – Loyola Center for Counseling and Education announces expanded therapy services, offering new low-cost group therapy to underserved members of the New Orleans community. The LCCE opened in 2019 and has been providing sliding-scale individual, couple, family, group, and play therapy steadily ever since. In response to the current pandemic, the LCCE changed from in-person sessions to providing therapy via Telehealth until it is safe to return to the clinic on Loyola’s campus.
“Due to the COVID-19 crisis, mental health care is needed more than ever; we are seeing the challenging effects of isolation, unemployment, economic uncertainty, changes in society, and fractured dreams. We steadfastly continue our mission of providing therapy for underserved folks and turn no one away for lack of funds.” – Dr. John Dewell, Clinical Director
“The number of sessions we provide per month and the number of clinicians on our team has more than doubled since last summer – we are doing everything we can to minimize our waiting list times and maximize our capacity to treat the Greater New Orleans community with quality mental health care. We want people to know that there is no shame in struggling, they can call us, we are here to help.” – Sarah Zoghbi, Co-Founding Director & PLPC
In addition to individual, couple, family, and play therapy, the clinic offers the following group therapy sessions at a sliding-scale:
· Coping with the Chaos of the Moment – A Therapeutic Support Group
In a world of ever-changing uncertainty, we gather to reflect, connect, grow, and cultivate a safe space within. Begins August 2020; weekly on Tuesdays @ 6PM-7:30PM with Sarah Zoghbi, PLPC.
· Parenting After Prison – Child-Parent Relationship Therapy
This group will address the unique needs of parents who are transitioning out of incarceration and seeking to develop relationships with their children. We will share a curriculum of basic play therapy skills known to enhance the child-parent relationship while providing emotional support along the way. Begins August 2020; weekly on Wednesdays @ 6PM-7:30PM with Nikki Piazza & Soren Ramsey.
· Mindful Relationships – Group Therapy
Group Therapy is an effective way to address relational concerns. In a safe and structured environment, join others in exploring your relationship patterns and learn to connect more deeply, meaningfully, and joyfully with friends, family, co-workers, and romantic partners. Weekly on Mondays @ 5:30PM-7PM with Renee Floer, PLPC & Tyler Jones OR weekly on Thursdays @ 5:30PM-7PM with Callie Millington, PLPC & Soren Ramsey.
The LCCE is hosted by Loyola University New Orleans’ Department of Counseling. The clinic is housed at 2020 Calhoun St. in Mercy Hall on Loyola University’s campus and is easily accessible from the surrounding residential area.
Free and confidential phone consultations are offered prior to booking initial appointments, which can be made by calling (504) 864-7858 or by emailing LCCE@loyno.edu. LCCE is open Monday-Thursday from 11 AM – 8 PM.
More information and frequently asked questions about LCCE can be found online at http://cnh.loyno.edu/lcce.
All details are subject to change. Please visit http://cnh.loyno.edu/lcce for the most up-to-date information or contact Sarah Zoghbi, PLPC & Co-Founding Director, at (504)365-2094 or email@example.com.
ABOUT LOYOLA CENTER FOR COUNSELING AND EDUCATION
MISSION: Loyola Center for Counseling and Education (LCCE) is committed to providing effective mental health counseling services on a sliding-scale to underserved families, couples, groups, and individuals at every stage of life. In tandem with clinical services, LCCE supervises exemplary training for graduate students in Loyola University New Orleans’ Department of Counseling.
ABOUT LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS
MISSION: Loyola University New Orleans, a Jesuit and Catholic institution of higher education, welcomes students of diverse backgrounds and prepares them to lead meaningful lives with and for others; to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world. Inspired by Ignatius of Loyola’s vision of finding God in all things, the university is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, while also offering opportunities for professional studies in undergraduate and selected graduate programs. Through teaching, research, creative activities, and service, the faculty, in cooperation with the staff, strives to educate the whole student and to benefit the larger community.
ABOUT LOYOLA UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELING
We train students to be ethical, competent, effective, and thoughtful mental health practitioners, and our goal is to:
- Pursue creative teaching methods that enhance student learning
- Provide a diverse and enriching collection of training experiences during the course of the student’s academic preparation.
- Educate students to be clinically and theoretically competent in the practice of clinical mental health and marriage and couples counseling
- Ensure that all counseling students understand the ethical principles and social justice issues associated with counseling
- Encourage students to pursue additional training and advanced certification throughout their professional careers
Now Offering Therapy Groups Four Evenings a Week:
See Details Below!Session cost is $10-30, based on a sliding scale – no one turned away for lack of funds.
Interested participants can call 504-864-7858 or email LCCE@loyno.edu for a free and confidential phone consultation to be enrolled!
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Loyola Center for Counseling and Education (LCCE) is committed to providing effective mental health counseling services on a sliding scale to underserved families, couples, groups, and individuals at every stage of life. In tandem with clinical services, LCCE supervises exemplary training for graduate students in Loyola University New Orleans’ Department of Counseling.
6363 St. Charles Ave. #61 New Orleans, LA 70118
Second Floor, Mercy Hall ♦ 2020 Calhoun St. New Orleans, LA 70118