Types of Services Heading link
We offer a variety of services designed to provide different types of support. These services fall into two categories:
• Services that you can access immediately or sign up for online
• Services that require you to schedule an initial consultation
Services that You Can Access Immediately or Sign Up for Online Heading link
Services that Require an Initial Consultation Heading link
What Service Might Be Right for Me? Heading link
It’s okay if you’re not sure what service will help you the most – an initial consultation counselor can help you with that! But if you’d like to get an idea, these questions can help.
Coping vs Processing
I want to learn specific strategies and techniques to help improve my mental health.
I want to talk through what’s on my mind.
Goal-Directed vs. Open-Ended
I can think of one or two specific things I’d like to work on.
I may have some goals in mind, but would prefer something a bit more flexible.
Your initial consultation counselor might recommend that you consult with a psychiatrist, who can help you learn about and manage your medication options.
As-Needed vs. Commitment
I prefer flexibility.
I need a bit more structure.
Number of People Involved
On My Own
I prefer to do things myself, and I’m not sure I want to share much about myself in order to get help.
I’d like to talk with someone else.
It helps to know that I’m not alone.
Longer-Term Treatment Options
Some students benefit from connecting with a therapist who providers longer-term or more open-ended services than we do. If you are looking to establish a longer-term relationship, we can help you find the right fit outside of UIC.
I Can Figure That Out
Explore our community provider database.
I Need Help With That
Finding the right provider and navigating insurance (or lack of insurance) can be hard. Our case managers can help you find the right fit.
Disclaimer Heading link
Please note that these questions and answers are for educational use only and are not a substitute for individualized referrals or recommendations from a mental health professional. For more help determining which services might be right for you, schedule an initial consultation or a single-session appointment online now.