We're here to help.
Our licensed counseling staff provides a safe, supportive and confidential setting for you to explore your concerns and work toward improving your emotional, physical and academic well-being.
Scheduling an Appointment
The Counseling Center provides services at no additional charge to enrolled students at Concordia University Chicago. The Counseling Center utilizes a brief counseling model to meet the needs of our clients. Treatment plans are tailored to individual needs and continuously reviewed. Recommendations or referrals for further counseling outside of the Counseling Center will be provided if necessary.
To request a non-emergency appointment, students must complete the intake paperwork linked below. Office staff will respond to your request as quickly as possible; usually within 24 hours. The best method of contact will be e-mail. You are welcome to contact us with questions, concerns, or requests for support at counseling.services@CUChicago.edu.
Please do not use the link below to access immediate support. If you are considering suicide, get help by calling 911, or go to your nearest emergency room. You can also contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline number at 800.273.8255 or the Crisis Textline by texting HOME at 741-741. If you are on Campus, you can contact the Department of Public Safety at 708-209-3039.
Cancelation/No Show Policy
The Counseling Center wants to increase students’ access to service. When a student fails to keep an appointment or cancels at the last minute, professional time goes unused and other students fail to get timely service.
Canceling an appointment: It is important to contact The Counseling Center as soon as possible. Due to heavy demand for services, 24-hour notice of cancellation is strongly requested in order to best make use of staff time and help other students that may come in. A 24-hour notice gives time for other students to schedule an appointment.
Missed appointments with a counselor (no-show or cancellation with less than 24-hour notice): If you miss a scheduled appointment with a counselor, please contact us to let us know the reason. Repetitive no-shows or late cancellations may result in an inability to schedule an appointment until the following semester.
Session Cap: Due to staff shortages, the Counseling Center has been forced to temporarily institute a session cap of 4 sessions per student per semester. Should a student require more than 4 sessions, they will be referred to an approved outside agency to continue treatment.
Emergency or Crisis Resources
Quick access to emergency and crisis resources.
- Life Threatening Emergency Services
- Concordia-Chicago Public Safety
- Thrive Counseling Center
Crisis Line available 24/7
Front desk support available Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Veterans Crisis Line: Suicide Prevention Hotline, Text & Chat
- National Suicide Hotline
(For individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts)
- Crisis Text Line
text “HOME” to 741-741
- IL Warm Line
(For individuals seeking emotional support)
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; From main menu select option #2, then option #5
- IL Call4Calm Text Line
text "TALK" to 552020
text "HABLAR" to 552020 for Spanish
- National Sexual Assault Hotline
- Trevor Project LGBTQ Lifeline
Use these helpful links to learn more about a number of counseling center topics.
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Anxiety and Stress Management
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- College Student Stress Management
- Mayo Clinic Stress Reduction Website
- Meditation Oasis
Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities
Bipolar Disorder and Depression
- The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
- DBSA-Greater Chicago
- Bipolar Hope: Nonjudgmental forums and community
- Bipolar Support: Nonjudgmental forums and community
- ABA 12 Step Program
- Eating Disorders Anonymous
- Eating Disorder Helpline
- Eating Disorder Hope: Eating disorder treatment resources for college and university campuses
- Innerbody Article - Eating Disorders
- National Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention: A nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders
General Mental Health
- The Gold Folder (PDF)
- Mental Health America's Mental Health Tests
- National Institute of Mental Health
- Go Ask Alice: A popular site by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals addressing health and wellness issues, including mental health topics
- U.S. Government: Health and Human Service Information
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- 988: Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
- College Students and Suicide Statistics
- Helping Survivors of Suicide - What Can You Do?
- How to Be There for a Friend
- Omvana: 500+ tracks of world’s top transformational audios to enhance every area of your life
- Mediation Oasis: list of meditation apps each for a specific concerns
- Take a Break!
- Addiction Avert
- AlcoDroid Alcohol Tracker: Alcohol consumption tracker, drinks diary and blood alcohol content calculator
- SoberApp: Alcohol Calculator
- Med Helper Pill Reminder: Compliance helper and tracker
- Medisafe Pill Reminder & Medication Tracker: Apple - Android
Community Health Clinic
Concordia University Chicago is committed to ensuring students have access to quality health and wellness care. The University attempts to limit the impact of injury or illness by the provision of services for early intervention.
CUC's Health Services clinic provides free on-campus assessment and care of minor medical issues. Learn more by visiting the Health Services webpage.