Consultations are a one-time meeting to help to assess and determine students counseling needs and options. Telephone as well as face-to-face consultations are available.
Individual counseling allows an individual to explore concerns with an objective counselor in order to work toward goals established by the student. Counseling Support Services offers brief counseling, generally 12 sessions, and sessions are scheduled for 50 minutes, primarily on a weekly basis. However, the number and frequency of sessions vary and are determined based on student need and counselor availability.
Counseling groups are developed to meet the needs of individuals in the student body who are interested in this type of counseling experience. Student interest initiates the development of counseling groups. Group counseling involves regular meetings with a small group of individuals and a counselor. Members work toward understanding and resolving personal concerns in the group context. Groups usually focus on a specific topic and typically meet weekly. The structure of the group may be time-limited or ongoing, depending on its purpose.
Spring 2020 Groups
Self-Discovery – A weekly group focused on identity development and discovery. Discussions will center around what makes a person who they are, the ways a person thinks about themselves, and the ways a person is viewed by others. Identity and self-esteem will be a central theme
Mondays 4-5:30pm, February 10-April 6 OR Wednesdays 5-6:30pm, February 5-April 1; Registration required
Mindful Mondays – A monthly drop-in workshop series, open to the campus community, focused on self-esteem and self-care.
- Body Image & Self-Esteem: Learn about a body positive mindset and intuitive eating; Monday, February 3, 4-5:30pm, Anderson Hall
- Relationships & Self-Esteem: Learn about attachment styles in relationships and building secure attachments; Monday, March 2, 4-5:30pm, Burgh Hall
- Social Media & Self-Esteem: Learn about the impact of social media on the way we view ourselves and others; Monday, April 6, 4-5:30pm, Ohlson House
Take A Brain Break – A drop-in workshop series focused on creativity as a tool for stress relief, socialization, and taking a brain break!
Mondays, 8-9:30pm, Anderson Hall lobby
February 24 – Make a scarf; March 2 – Make a basket; March 16 – Make a pillow
Contact the Assistant Director of Counseling Support Services, MaLinda Lee, for more information about group counseling at (773) 244-4993 or by clicking the button below.
Counseling Support Services staff works with the campus community to provide education about mental health issues and to promote personal growth and wellness. We are available to provide programs at the request of student groups, staff, and faculty.
Counseling Support Services staff are able to provide Mental Health First Aid training.
Referrals to off-campus (including out-of-state) services, those with reduced and/or low fees, and those accessible by public transportation are available. We offer referrals when students prefer off-campus services or when students are in need of more specialized services than we offer.
Students may check out books on various physical and mental health issues through the Counseling Support Services office