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.


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.

Getting Help

To speak with a counselor here on campus, call NEIU's Counseling Services (773) 442-4650 to make an appointment or visit us in room B 119 on the Main Campus.

Our office hours are Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m; Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

For immediate assistance:

  • Call NEIU's Counseling Services (773) 442-4650 and ask to speak to a counselor. After hours, press "2" for emergency intervention and consultation to the campus community.
  • Call Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Crisis Line (773) 296-5380.
  • Call 911.
  • Call or visit your local hospital emergency room. The closest hospital to NEIU's Main Campus is Swedish Covenant Hospital at the corner of Foster and California avenues. Their emergency room is located at 2739 W. Foster Avenue; (773) 878-8200.
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255); en Español, 1-888-628-9454.
  • We have created a brochure of Mental and Physical Health Resources located near our Main Campus and El Centro location, as well as resources near the Carruthers Center.
  • View a list of other social service resources available near Main Campus. 
  • For services for staff and faculty, we recommend contacting the Employee Assistance Program at: (866) 659-3848.