Psychological Services Center

As of Oct. 11, 2021, our therapy and assessment caseload is full. We will be unable to take new clients for the remainder of the calendar year. Please call us at 815-753-0591 during our business hours or email psc@niu.edu if you have questions about obtaining mental health services.

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 psc@niu.edu. 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

Overview

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 psc@niu.edu.

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.

Contact Us

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

815-753-0591
psc@niu.edu

Directions

Hours

  • 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.