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Student Counseling Services is available for both online and in-person services. Our Main Campus office will be open from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Fall 2021. Counselors are available to meet with students for individual brief counseling, couples counseling, or group counseling for a wide range of mental health concerns. Our services are free of charge and confidential, and are available to all currently enrolled students. Counselors can help with a range of concerns, including stress and adjustment issues related to academic stress, family and relationship issues, and anxiety/depression.

To schedule an appointment, please call (773) 442-4650 or email If you need to speak with someone immediately, please walk in to Room B 119 and ask for the counselor on call.

We will also be offering services at the El Centro and CCICS by appointment.


Counseling services are available to currently registered NEIU students. We provide short-term treatment and the number of individual or couples therapy sessions are determined in collaboration with the therapist. Group counseling services are available to Northeastern students without session limits. Discuss details of this policy with your counselor.

After-hours emergency support

Below are some resources that you can use for emergency assistance 24 hours a day:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
  • El Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: (888) 638-9454
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
  • NEIU Student Counseling Services: (773) 442-4650
  • NEIU Police Department: (773) 442-4100

Mental Health and Wellness Services for Students

Reaching your academic goals can be difficult if you are suffering from emotional distress, relationship difficulties and other concerns. Counseling and therapy can enable you to understand and deal with those issues. It can free you to make clearer and healthier decisions.

The mission of Student Counseling Services is to provide high-quality, inclusive, and responsive counseling services. We promote student success and wellness through culturally-sensitive direct service, education, advocacy, and outreach to the NEIU community. Our services help students succeed academically, contribute positively to their communities, and live meaningful lives. Our vision: A healthy and supportive University community.

You can use counseling to explore personal problems in your life such as:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • suicidal thoughts
  • sexual assault and abuse
  • grief and loss
  • anger
  • relationship concerns
  • and many other difficulties that may cause stress and disrupt your life.

Explore the information on this site to learn more about:

  • how counseling might help you
  • how to refer someone else to a counselor
  • how to find help off campus

Use the links on the left for other services offered on campus.