Counseling Services

Initial Consultation

If you need assistance with personal/emotional concerns or crisis situations, just call CCS or walk-in for an initial consultation. You do not need to schedule this appointment in advance. Just call our office at 815-753-1206 or come to the Campus Life Building, Room 200. 

Initial Consultation hours are from 11:00-3:30, Monday-Friday.

You will be asked to complete brief questions about your concerns and needs. You will then either be scheduled to speak with a CCS counselor over the phone or in person to complete the consultation process. Please note that during busy times you may have to wait to speak with an available counselor, but every effort will be made to speak with you in a timely manner.

During the consultation process, you and the counselor may decide on one or more of the following options:

  • Individual counseling at CCS
  • A referral to a CCS therapy group
  • A referral for a CCS eating disorder assessment, substance use assessment, or anger intervention
  • A referral to another NIU agency or resource
  • A referral to an off-campus agency or resource

Initial Consultation Hours:

11:00 - 3:30
Monday - Friday