Staff 2023

Welcome to Student Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services is open for both in-person and remote services. In addition, we will be available remotely any time the University announces a pivot to remote work, in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines or inclement weather. During such times, we will be available to meet with students for online video teletherapy only.


Counseling services are available to currently registered Northeastern Illinois University 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.


To schedule an appointment:

  • Visit Room B 119 on the Main Campus
  • Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Email
  • Call (773) 442-4650

After-hours emergency support

For assistance with urgent concerns after hours, please call our main number at (773) 442-4650, and press “2” to speak with a counselor on call. Additionally, Talk Now on TimelyCare provides 24/7 access to a counselor in under five minutes.

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

  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - Call 988 or Text 988 or Chat
  • 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 Northeastern Illinois University 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

Additional Resources

Mental and Physical Health Resources located near the Main Campus and El Centro 

Mental and Physical Health Resources near the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies