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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.

To schedule an appointment, please send an email to counsect@neiu.edu or call our main number at (773) 442-4650. At times when we are physically present on campus, you can walk into our office in Room B 119 on the Main Campus from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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.

For mental health emergencies, the nearest emergency room to the Main Campus and El Centro is Swedish Covenant Hospital at the corner of Foster and California Avenues, 2739 W. Foster Avenue; (773) 878-8200. For those living near CCICS, the closest emergency room is Mercy Hospital, 2525 S. Michigan Avenue; (312) 567-2000.

For additional resources, we have created a brochure of Mental and Physical Health Resources located near our Main Campus and El Centro locations, as well as resources near the Carruthers Center (CCICS).

Thank you for your patience during this challenging time!


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