Counseling Support Services
North Park’s Counseling Support Services exists to provide eligible undergraduate and Seminary students with services that encourage the development of the whole person. This includes spirit, mind, and body by facilitating personal and interpersonal growth and healing. Our aim is to facilitate the acquisition of attitudes, knowledge, abilities, and skills that will enable each student to have a meaningful college experience whether those services are provided by the counseling staff or providers off-campus.
Services offered include:
- Individual counseling
- Group counseling (spring semester)
- A lending library
North Park University cares about its students holistically and is dedicated to providing services that will help them in any way.
Helpful Reminder to Parents and Families
Congratulations on your student’s successful transition from home to campus, video games to classroom, and kitchen table to Aramark. Now that your young adult is away from home either for the very first time or returning to campus, here are some helpful reminders that will help you cope with the shift.
- Your student is old enough to make his/her own day-to-day decisions.
- Your student is very capable of succeeding in college on his/her own.
- The foundation parents lay throughout elementary and high school serves to sustain college students through their four-year university experience.
- Ongoing communication is vital to your student’s success. Whether your contact is by telephone, email, Skype, or “snail mail,” it is important that you stay connected to your student while allowing for autonomous decision-making.
- Show interest for what is happening in, as well as outside of, the classroom (i.e. residence halls, campus committees, social groups, etc.).
Remember that multiple resources (listed above and through many campus departments) are accessible and available on campus to your student if they should have questions about their academic life or extra-curricular activities.