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Laura Sandoval-Sweeney

Laura Sandoval-Sweeney, LCSW

College of Liberal Arts

Master of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Meet your 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)

Consultation

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

College of Liberal Arts

Peter T. Flawn Academic Center (FAC) 18
512-232-3461
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For more information about mental health services on campus: cmhc.utexas.edu



CARE Staff

Nic Dahlberg, LPC
College of Natural Sciences

Laura Dupuis, LCSW-S
CMHC Assistant Director for CARE
Steve Hicks School of Social work

Toby Leblanc, LPC-S
McCombs School of Business
Jackson School of Geosciences

Cassandra Moreno, LPC
College of Liberal Arts

Andrea Ortega, LCSW-S
College of Natural Sciences

Gretchen Rees, LCSW-S
School of Nursing
Dell Medical School
College of Pharmacy

Laura Sandoval-Sweeney, LCSW
College of Liberal Arts

Abby Simpson, LCSW
School of Architecture
Moody College of Communication

Maria Timm, PhD
College of Fine Arts
School of Law

Jeni Wade, LCSW-S
Cockrell College of Engineering

Danie White, LPC, LMFT
School of Undergraduate Studies
College of Education
University Housing and Dining


For more information about the CARE Program contact:
Laura Dupuis, LCSW (512) 475-6914

CARE main page






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