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College of Liberal Arts

Laura Sandoval-Sweeney, LCSW

Laura Sandoval-Sweeney, LCSW

Master of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Peter T. Flawn Academic Center (FAC) 18

(512) 232-3461

Below is a video that will provide you with a chance to hear more about the CARE program from your college CARE counselor.

Laura (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a Counselor in the Counselors in Academic Residence (CARE) Program, a program that provides mental health services in academic offices to facilitate students’ academic and life goals. She provides clinical services to the College of Liberal Arts students and is available to provide consultation and prevention/outreach services to staff. Laura’s areas of professional interest include suicidal ideation, emotion dysregulation, borderline personality disorder, and mood disorders. Laura’s approach pulls from a variety of modalities including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), while also incorporating mindfulness practices into her work. She is passionate about mental health, crisis intervention, social justice education, and addressing how to better support underrepresented populations through a trauma-informed lens. Laura is also fluent in Spanish and can provide bilingual services to students who may feel more comfortable speaking in Spanish. Laura hopes to increase access to mental health support and resources for individuals and aid in building their resiliency and self-advocacy.

CARE Clinical Services

  • Students are primarily referred by COLA staff or faculty. Students interested in learning more about resources to support their mental health can contact Laura directly.
  • Laura will assess student needs and offer appropriate services (e.g. short-term counseling, resources and referrals, crisis intervention, and groups)

Trainings and Workshops

  • Offered to students and staff
  • Topics vary (e.g. test anxiety, stress management, perfection, assisting student in distress)


  • Available to consult one-on-one and in meetings/groups. Please contact Laura for more information.
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