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COVID-19 Information

University Counseling Services is operating on a virtual basis. Counselors are available for support, crisis management, consultation and community referrals. 

If you would like to be contacted by a counselor please call (773) 325-7779 or (312) 362-6923. Our front desk staff are working remotely and will answer your call directly. If they are taking another call, please leave a message and your call will be returned within a business day. 

In case of an urgent or life-threatening emergency, please call Public Safety (773) 325-7777, 911, or Advocate Illinois Masonic Behavioral Health Services Crisis Line (if you are in Chicago).


In this moment of tremendous horror and pain in our city and our nation following the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and the countless other deaths of black lives that have occurred in this unjust and inequitable system, DePaul University Counseling Services staff condemns systemic intolerance and injustice. We strongly oppose discrimination, hate and intolerance and stand in solidarity with our Black students, faculty and staff. 

We recognize the relentless impact that prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination have on mental health and well-being. Our staff feels and understands the many reactions that can come from these events, such as fear, anger and grief. We are here to join you in processing how systems of oppression and traumatic events impact your feelings, beliefs and identities, and we can also help you connect to resources that feel safe and that resonate with you.  Please know we are available to students within drop in virtual consultations, regular individual meetings and general support for the remainder of the quarter, through the summer and beyond.   

We will continue to confront the traumatic and unjust impact of prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination by joining with students and with other offices on campus to collaborate on conversations about race and support. We also anticipate providing more written materials online to support students who are coping with race-related stress, anger and grief. (adapted from UIC and UNC counseling centers).

Here are some resources that you can access today:

#Racial Trauma is Real

Racism Recovery Plan Steps

Radical Self-Care in the Face of Mounting Racial Stress

10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship

Black Emotional & Mental Health (BEAM)

#BlackLivesMatter, sign petition, donate, call and email to demand justice

COVID-19 Resources:

News of a widespread public health concern like COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can cause feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. Many DePaul students as well as students across the nation are dealing with sudden changes to their regular schedules and some are faced with having to relocate quickly.  These developments can be stressful and may entail a sense of loss and grief. At the same time, university leaders are working to maximize everyone’s safety and care.

It’s completely expected and appropriate to experience fear during situations like these.  It’s also important to know how to manage overwhelming anxiety and keep perspective as the situation unfolds. Here are some resources and tips that may be helpful:​​

@LoveisLouder provides tips, tools, and resources for taking care of your physical and mental health and supporting each other during this time of uncertainty.  

Seize the Awkward offers tips and tools that students can use to encourage conversations between friends and peers about mental health. 

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has guidance on managing mental health and coping for individuals and communities.

COVID-19 coping session and free mindfulness library from Therapy Assistance Online.

Jelena Kecmanovice from the Anxiety and Depression Association of American Psychologists provides 7 science-based strategies and tips for coping with COVID-19 anxiety

Stress around the ongoing COVID-19 situation is challenging. The Jed Foundation’s self-care experts recommend getting adequate sleep, eating well, and engaging in exercise, among other tips for practicing good self care.


See a list of crisis hotlines here.


University Counseling Services helps remove barriers to learning by providing accessible psychological and psychiatric assessment, short-term psychotherapy, medication management, consultation and crisis intervention, community referrals, workshops and psychoeducational programming to currently enrolled students.

We are committed to a student centered, developmental approach, and assist students in defining and accomplishing personal and academic goals, thus maximizing their potential to benefit from the academic environment and experience.

Programs & Services

Learn more about counseling and the services offered.


Lincoln Park
2250 N. Sheffield
Student Center, Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 325-7779

25 E. Jackson Blvd
Lewis Center, Suite 1465
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-6923


Rachana Doshi
Rachana Doshi
Jennifer Harris, MD
Jennifer Harris, MD
Lauren Hussar, PsyD
Lauren Hussar, PsyD
Bill Johnson, PsyD
Bill Johnson, PsyD
Stacy Kvet, PsyD
Stacy Kvet, PsyD
Anthony McGeath
Anthony McGeath
Anmol Satiani, PhD
Anmol Satiani, PhD
Shannon (Lengerich) Suffoletto, MA
Shannon (Lengerich) Suffoletto, MA
  • Director, Health Promotion and Wellness | Interim Director, University Counseling Services
  • Phone: (773) 325-5653
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Matthew Wadland, Psy.D.
Matthew Wadland, Psy.D.
Alexis Westbrook, PsyD
Alexis Westbrook, PsyD
Natalyn Williams
Natalyn Williams
Ashley Wood, PsyD
Ashley Wood, PsyD

2020 - 2021 Externs

  • Rohit Agrawal, M.A. (The Chicago School)
  • Austin Aibel, M.A. (The Chicago School)
  • Jenya Fazletdinova, M.A. (Wheaton College)
  • Kelsey Gilleon, M.A. (Adler University)
  • Neena Mathew, M.A. (Adler University)
  • Misha Mohan, M.A. (Roosevelt University)
  • Johannil Napoleon, M.A. (Adler University)
  • Kelly Pattison, M.A. (Adler University)
  • Erica Pinney, M.Ed. (Loyola University Chicago)
  • Carolyn Reynolds, M.A. (Roosevelt University)
  • Jay Steinberg, M.A. (Midwestern University)