Psychiatry

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (an M.D. or D.O.) who specializes in mental health. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems.  Psychiatrists use a variety of treatments, including medications, to treat their patients conditions.  After completing thorough evaluations, psychiatrists can prescribe medications to help treat mental disorders. Source: American Psychiatric Association

How is a Psychiatrist different than a Psychologist?

Psychologists are highly trained professionals with expertise in the areas of human behavior, mental health assessment, diagnosis and treatment, and behavior change. Psychologists work with patients to change their feelings and attitudes and help them develop healthier, more effective patterns of behavior. Source: American Psychological Association

Health Services offer psychitary services for current NIU students. Please call us at 815-753-1311 for more information. Patients may be referred for individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy or specialized testing to other campus services or off-campus facilities.

Mental Health Resources

Please consult your insurance plan for coverate or additional providers. This list is provided as a resources indented for NIU students only. NIU does not guarentee appointment availablity, payment of services, clinical quiality and accuracy of this list. Please contact the provider(s) directly for information about making an appointment and coverage of services.

Counseling Resources Offered on NIU Campus

Counseling and Consultation Services
Campus Life Building 200
815-753-1206

Psychological Services Center
(*ADD/ADHD testing available)
Psychology/Math Building 86
815-753-0591

Community Counseling Training Center
Graham Hall 416
815-753-9312

Couples Family Therapy Clinic
Wirtz Hall 146
815-753-1684

Surrounding Area Psychiatrists

Area:
 

Braden Counseling
Dr. Braden
2600 DeKalb Ave Ste J
Sycamore 60178
815-787-9000

Center for Counseling Family Services Agency
(no psychologist)
14 Health Services Dr
DeKalb 60115
815-758-8616

Behavioral Health / Ben Gordon
(Northwestern Health)
Dr. Mahmood & Qazi
12 Health Services Dr
DeKalb 60115
815-756-4875

Dr. Dennison and Dr. Kraft
(Northwestern Health)
760 Fox Point Dr
Sycamore 60178
815-264-2153

Lighthouse Prof Counseling Center
2535 Bethany Ste 210
Sycamore 60178
815-264-2153

Dr. Gesing and Dr.Slatterley
2540 Hauser Ross Dr
Sycamore 60178
815-758-8400

Signature Counseling and Psychiatric Services
(*ADD/ADHD testing treatment available)
128 N Sacramento St
Sycamore 60178
630-377-1695

Dr. Ramon Marquez
147 N 2nd St, Ste 7
DeKalb 60115
815-217-0155

Dr. Mardjan Foroutan
920 W Prairie Dr, Ste I
Sycamore 60178
815-895-4100

The Institute for Personal Development
(multiple providers)
1029 E New York St
Aurora 60505
815-942-6323

Dr. Sandeep Gaonkar
2000 Ogden Ave
Aurora 60506
630-859-1291

Presence Health
(multiple providers)
1325 N Highland Ave
Aurora 60506
773-962-3900

Advocate Health Care
4100 Healthway Dr
Aurora 60504
630-851-3105

Advocate Dreyer Medical Group
(multiple providers)
2285 Sequoia Blvd
Aurora 60506
630-906-5120

Aurora Health Center
157 S Lincoln Ave, Ste K
Aurora 60505
630-264-1819

Provena Mercy Medical Center
(multiple providers)
1325 N Highland Ave
Aurora 60506
630-859-2222

Dr. Kishwar Ali
3845 McCoy Drive Ste 109
Aurora 60504
630-898-1031

Dr. J Richard Gallagher
2114 Deerpath Rd Ste 2
Aurora 60506
630-907-0010

Shifa Therapeutic LLC
143 1st St Ste 201
Batavia 60510
630-397-8347

Dr. Kishroe Julian Thampy
1700 S Galena Ave
Dixon 61021
562-584-2324

Dr. Desiree Rahman
403 E 1st St
Dixon 61021
815-285-5635

Dr. Trok Shah
403 E 1st St
Dixon 61021
815-285-5635

Dr. Lisa Burchhartzmeyer
325 Rte 2
Dixon 61021
815-284-0013

Dr. Noor F Husain
915 E Parkview Dr
South Elgin 60177
847-450-0524

Associates in Psych Counseling
(multiple providers)
2050 Larkin Ste 202
Elgin 60123
847-697-2400

Valley Psychiatry and Counseling LLC
Dr. Syed Walliuddin
75 Market St Ste 12
Elgin 60123
847-697-6290

Dr. Mitchell Halper
1665 Larkin Ave
Elgin 60123
847-695-1093

Dr. Shaheena Hossain
164 Division St Ste 607
Elgin 60120
847-695-1093

Dr. Fatima M Hadi
907 Center St
Elgin 60120
847-608-1344

Dr. Fatima M Hadi
907 Center St
Elgin, 60120
847-608-1344

Dr. Balamoorti Goankar
6 Douglas Ave
Elgin 60120
847-429-0571

Dr. Mark A McVay
1802 N Division St, Ste 509
Morris 60450
815-941-3882

Dr. Scarline Jerome-Kon
1320 Union St
Morris 60450
815-941-5257

Advanced Behavioral Health
Dr. Petrit Ndrio
1952 McDowell Rd,Ste 305
Naperville 60563
630-689-1022

Advanced Psychiatry and Counseling
(multiple providers)
2603 S Washington, Ste 160
Naperville 60565
630-924-1160

Conventions in Psychiatry and Counseling PC
(multiple providers)
1560 Wall St Ste 304
Naperville 60563
630-416-8289

Edgewood Clinical Services Inc
(multiple providers)
2948 Artesian Ste 112
Naperville 60564
630-428-7890

Linden Oaks
(multiple providers and locations)
630-305-5500

Hinsdale Psychiatry SC
(multiple providers)
1776 Legacy Circle Ste
114 Naperville 6063
630-995-9905

The Summit Center for Mental Health
(multiple providers)
1801 North Ml Ste J
Naperville 60563
815-773-0772

Sinnissippi Centers
(multiple providers)
100 Jefferson St
Oregon 61061
815-732-3157

The Institute for Personal Development
(multiple providers)
410 E Stephenson
Ottawa 61350
815-942-6323

Dr. Craig Kestenberg and Dr. Adrian Zhubi
1100 E Norris Dr
Ottawa 61350
815-434-4382

Sinnissippi Centers
1321 N 7th St
Rochelle, IL 61068
815-562-3801

Dr. T Dennison
1300 West 2nd St
Rock Falls 61071
815-626-2230

Dr. Anthony D’Souza
2823 Glenwood Ave
Rockford 61101
815-968-5342

Dr. Marianne Geiger
1752 Windsor Ste 203
Loves Park 61111
815-986-1113

Dr. Shahina Jafry
6078 Palo Verde
Rockford 61114
815-398-9360

Dr. Fareha Malik
3865 N Mulford Rd
Rockford 61114
815-399-2190

The Mathers Clinic
6090 Strathmoor Ste 1
Rockford 61107
815-444-9999
815-397-4654

Mercy Health 
(multiple providers)
2400 N. Rockton Ave
Rockford 61103
815-971-6500

Dr. Zaffar Rizvi
1200 W State St
Rockford 61102
815-490-1600

Rockford Psychiatric
(multiple providers)
1639 N Alpine Ste 260
Rockford 61107
815-395-1500

Rosecrance
(multiple providers and locations)
Rockford
815-391-1000

Dr. Benjamin Shepard
1601 Parkview Ave
Rockford 61107
815-395-5870

Swedish American Medical
(multiple providers)
1401 East State
Rockford 61104
779-696-4400

Caroline M Morrison LTD
2560 Foxfield Rd Ste 350
St Charles 60174
630-983-8920

Georgina Srinivas Rao MDSC
2455 Dean St Unit 3-G
St Charles 60175
630-262-2640

Herman Langner Ltd
502 W Main St
St Charles 60174
630-377-7225

Dr. Meh Jabeen Hussain
3310 W Main St Ste 200
St Charles 60178
630-897-6044

Linden Oaks
(multiple providers)
3805 E Main St Ste M
St Charles 60174
630-646-5200

Dr. Michael Rachman
1121 E Main St Ste 130
St Charles 60174
630-513-5576

Dr. S. Chakilum 
15 West 3rd St
Sterling 61081
815-740-8142

Sinnissippi Centers
(multiple providers)
2611 Woodlawn
Sterling 61081
815-625-0013

Dr. Atul Sheth
2000 N Locust St
Sterling 61081
815-626-3880

Linden Oaks
(multiple providers)
110 E Countryside
Yorkville, IL 60560
815-731-9100