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 available 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. The Counseling office offers reduced services during the summer months. See below for additional details.

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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Summer Services

Counseling Support Services is open for reduced services during the summer. Available services include consultation meetings to discuss counseling concerns and review support options, and case management for linkage and referral to off-campus support. Full services, including individual and group counseling resume in August. To request a meeting with the on-call counselor this summer, click the “request appointment” button below. For general counseling inquiries, contact us via email at counseling@northpark.edu

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ThrivingCampus

ThrivingCampus is a 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. Check it out!

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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: 988
  • 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?

  • 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 741-74
  • Trans Lifeline, Transgender support: 877-565-8860 (English & Spanish available)
  • Military/Veterans Crisis Line: 988
  • 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 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.

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