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Catherine Seemann, MSW, LCSW

Catherine Seemann, MSW, LCSW

Student Wellness

24-hour crisis and emotional support is available by calling or texting 225-924-LSU1 (5781)

Access mental health crisis services at the LSU Student Health Center

LSU Law students have free access to scheduled mental health consultation and therapy services from Catherine Seemann, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the LSU Law Center.

Appointments are required, and students can request one by calling the Student Health Center at 225-578-8774. Seemann’s office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Students who need crisis and emotional support outside of Seemann’s office hours can call or text 225-924-LSU1 (5781) for immediate help.

Along with providing one-on-one counseling services, Seemann hosts mental health seminars at the LSU Law Center. All LSU Law students are welcome to attend as many seminars as they wish, and pre-registration is not required.


Remote Services Available During Campus Closure

From LSU Mental Health Service

In response to COVID-19 LSU Mental Health Service (LSU MHS) is dedicated to providing ongoing mental health care for our students and began offering Tele-Mental Health (TMH) on Monday, March 23. TMH therapy sessions will be brief 30-minute sessions as-needed to discuss current concerns, coping strategies to address those concerns, and when appropriate connect students with other local resources to help fit their needs.

Hours:  TMH services will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

To schedule a TMH therapy appointment: Call the main phone line 225-578-8774 to leave a message including your name, student ID number, physical address, and a call back number.

How TMH  therapy will be offered and accessed: 

  • We will be using the HIPAA compliant platform Microsoft Teams to deliver audio/video TMH therapy sessions. MS Teams is free to download on Windows, macOS, iPhone and Android and use your LSU email to log in.
  • Visit https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads to find download links for all devices
  • Before a TMH session, students will check in to their Patient Portal (https://shc-web.lsu.edu/login.aspx) by signing in using their LSU credentials.

Medication Needs:  Students who are in the current care of LSU MHS psychiatry may make requests for refills by calling 225-578-8774.

For mental health emergencies: Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room regarding immediate safety risks.

Other resources include:

  • THE PHONE at: 225-924-LSU1 (5748)—Call or Text
  • The NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE is available at 1-800-273-8255 or visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat to chat via message.
  • Our Lady of the Lake COPE team can assess immediate safety and determine if a higher level of care is needed, including psychiatric hospitalization. COPE Team: 225-765-8900 or 800-864-9003
  • For mental and behavioral health general information: 225-765-6005
  • Ochsner Medical Center 17OO Medical Center Drive, Baton Rouge, LA, 70816: 225-752-2470
  • Baton Rouge General 8585 Picardy Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70809: 225-763-4000

If there is an emergency during clinic hours, please call 225-578-8774. After hours emergencies can be addressed by calling the LSU 24-hour crisis line at 225-924-5781, the community emergency number 911, or by going to the nearest hospital emergency room.