Counseling Support Services

Welcome to Counseling Support Services

Counseling Support Services strives to provide North Park students with competent, confidential, and caring mental health support that encourages personal and emotional growth and the development of healthy attitudes, skills, and abilities.

Services, free of charge to all full-time and degree-seeking part-time North Park students, include consultations, individual and group counseling, and case management. Appointments are currently being provided both in-person and virtually (telehealth). For appointment requests please click the button below, call us at (773) 244-4897, or visit our office Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at 3317 West Foster Avenue (a few doors west of the campus postal center). General inquires can be directed to counseling@northpark.edu

Check out our flow chart tool for understanding our services and how to contact us.

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Introducing TalkCampus

TalkCampus, a 24/7 live peer-to-peer mental health support app, is available to North Park University students free-of-charge. Students use their NPU email address to sign up and connect with other students worldwide any day, any time. Talk Campus is a safe place to talk anonymously about anything without judgement. Give and get support in real time.

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Group Counseling

Joining together with others experiencing similar concerns, group counseling can be an effective way to learn new skills and garner support from fellow students. Spring groups begin in February and include groups on managing anxiety and stress, and boosting self-esteem. For more information or to register, email counseling@northpark.edu.

Counseling Teams Up with ThrivingCampus

ThrivingCampus is a new tool to assist students, either independently or with assistance from Counseling staff, with locating mental health providers off campus. ThrivingCampus also has a help guide that includes great information about the ins and outs of finding a clinician in the community and paying for counseling.

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Introducing TalkCampus

TalkCampus, a 24/7 live peer-to-peer mental health support app, is available to North Park University students free-of-charge. Students use their NPU email address to sign up and connect with other students worldwide any day, any time. Talk Campus is a safe place to talk anonymously about anything without judgement. Give and get support in real time.

Download TalkCampus

Need Help Now?

  • The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988
    Linea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis: 988
    For Deaf & Hard of Hearing: Dial 711, then 988
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “START” to 741-741
  • Trevor Project, LGBTQ support: 866-488-7386 or Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200
  • The Steve Fund, for young people of color: Text “STEVE” to 741-741
  • Trans Lifeline, Transgender support: 877-565-8860 (English & Spanish available)
  • Military/Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK(8255), press 1
  • The Living Room: Forever Hope — 4423 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, (773) 537-3601. Available 7 days a week, 2:00 pm–9:00 pm. (call to verify hours before going)
  • The Living Room: Rincon Family Services – 3710 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, (773) 992-8011. Available M-F 10:00 am-6:00 pm (call to verify hours before going)
  • The Welcoming Center — 5215 N. California Ave, Suite F101, Chicago, (Next to Au Bon Pain), (773) 561-5809. Walk-in Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–7:00 pm. (call to verify hours before going)
  • 911 or visit your local hospital emergency room — The closest ER to North Park University is Swedish Hospital, 5140 N California Ave, Chicago, (773) 878-8200.

Need Help Now?

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK(8255)
    Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
    For Deaf & Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4TTY(4889)
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “START” to 741-741
  • Trevor Project, LGBTQ support: 866-488-7386 or Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200
  • The Steve Fund, for young people of color: Text “STEVE” to 741-74
  • Trans Lifeline, Transgender support: 877-565-8860 (English & Spanish available)
  • Military/Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1
  • The Living Room: Forever Hope — 4423 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, (773) 537-3601. Available 7 days a week, 2:00 pm–9:00 pm.
  • The Welcoming Center — 5215 N. California Ave, Suite F101, Chicago, (Next to Au Bon Pain), (773) 561-5809. Walk-in Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–7:00 pm.
  • 911 or visit your local hospital emergency room — The closest ER to North Park University is Swedish Hospital, 5140 N California Ave, Chicago, (773) 878-8200.

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Sexual Violence and Rape Victims Resources

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