Welcome to the Concordia-Chicago Counseling Center
Questions, choices, concerns and changes are all a natural part of life. These aspects, however, can feel particularly prevalent during your college experience. You are learning, perhaps for the first time, what it means to be on your own and how to prioritize the seemingly competing demands placed on you while attending school. In the past, you may have been able to work through the struggles you encountered on your own or with the support of family, friends or a significant other. Though you may have planned well and have been eager about the new adventure of college life, often there can be a sense of apprehension after the first phase of excitement wears off.
Whether you are experiencing something uncomfortable for the first time, having a reoccurring problem that you now feel unsure about sharing with someone close, or feeling isolated from your support systems, it’s important to know you are not alone. Talking with a Counseling Center professional can provide a safe, supportive and confidential setting to explore your concerns and work toward improving your emotional, physical and academic well-being.
Our counselors strive to support students in helping increase their resilience and positive well-being by employing effective coping and problem-solving skills. The mental health services provided by the Counseling Center are available at no cost to actively enrolled students.
If you are a staff, faculty, parent, significant other or student who is worried about a distressed student, the Counseling Center also offers consultation to support in determining how you might best help.