Psychological Services Center

As of February 2023, we have limited therapy availability. At this time, our current waitlist for assessment has exceeded one year. We are temporarily closing our waitlist for additional assessment clients. Please check back in May 2023 to see if our waitlist has reopened. Please email us at to inquire about services or obtain referrals for other assessment service providers in the area.


We provide a full range of outpatient psychological services to the NIU community and residents of the local area. We welcome individuals with all backgrounds and identities. Read more about our commitment to diversity.

Our services include psychological testing, diagnostic interviews and a variety of psychotherapies, such as:

  • Individual, couple, family and group therapy.
  • Parent education and play-based therapy for children.
  • Methods for controlling stress.

We can assist you with:

  • Personal difficulties (depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, etc.).
  • Relationship complications and marital conflict.
  • Children's issues (behavioral problems, developmental and learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, etc.).

New Clients

Please see the banner at the top of this page for the updated status of our caseload. If you're interested in our services and we have availability to take new clients, please follow these steps:

  1. Call us and leave a brief message or email us. We'll send you information on how to get started, including a consent form describing telehealth procedures and a confidentiality agreement.
  2. Read the consent form and provide information and signatures in the appropriate sections.
  3. Email the completed form to

To learn more about our procedures and operations, read our information for clients and review our notice of privacy practices. We look forward to working with you.

COVID-19 Response

  • At times, our staff will be working remotely or have limited on-site office support. To contact us please call 815-753-0591 or email us at Please allow two days for us to respond to your phone call or email.

    If you call us, please leave a brief voicemail message and we will do our best to assist you. We check our messages multiple times each weekday, and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

Below are some resources that may be useful regarding self-care and stress management, as well as guidance regarding physical health concerns:

If you have concerns about the safety of yourself or others, please call 911 or your nearest emergency department.

Additional numbers to call during a crisis

Contact Us

Psychological Services Center
Psychology/Computer Science Building room 86
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115




  • Monday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: closed
  • Thursday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

By appointment only. Closed when NIU is closed.