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Welcome to the UIC Counseling Center

Questions, choices, concerns and changes are all part of what students experience during college. Many times you can work through them on your own or with the help of friends, family, or a partner. Sometimes, the issues can feel too private, overwhelming or complicated to share with someone you know or you may have become isolated from available support. Talking with a Counseling Center professional can provide the safe, supportive, confidential setting to explore your concerns towards improving your emotional, physical and academic functioning.

Fortunately, the Counseling Center provides diverse services to help students deal with stress, handle a crisis or trauma, cope with the transition to college, gain strength from gender and cultural identity, or manage serious mental illness and many other issues. Our counselors can help students increase resilience and positive well-being by developing effective coping and problem-solving skills. The Counseling Center is supported by the Health Service Fee as assessed to all students enrolled at the university and therefore enrolled students are eligible for Counseling Center mental health services without additional cost.

If you are a faculty, staff, parent, partner, or student who is concerned about a distressed student, the Counseling Center also provides consultation to assist in determining how you might best help.

We also provide informational presentations and workshops relevant to college mental health.

Stop by or give us a call. We're here for you.


A Message to Staff, Faculty, and Students

The Counseling Center wanted our UIC community to know of, and have access to, information and support at this time of important national dialogue. Consistent with the University’s mission of preparing students for a life of engaged global citizenship, the Counseling Center is committed to social justice and to a campus culture of inclusiveness, respect, and enthusiasm for diversity. Below are some resources that may be helpful to you in understanding, participating in, and responding to recent events as our nation moves forward in a continuing process of unrest and healing. We encourage you to seek and find safe spaces and people with whom you can share your reactions. We provide students with accessible and culturally sensitive mental health services to promote overall wellness and help them to make the most of their learning experience at UIC. Please also refer to other information and services offered by the Counseling Center elsewhere on this website, and if we can be of assistance to you, please contact us.


American Psychological Association (APA)  Division 17 Resources

(offered by the Society of Counseling Psychology as resources for discussion, teaching, training, prevention, resilience as related to the Ferguson, MO/Michael Brown decision)


Tips for Survivors: Coping with Grief After Community Violence

(from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Suite 2010
Student Services Building
1200 West Harrison

Tel: (312) 996-3490

Fax: (312)996-7645

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