Division of Student Affairs > Support Services > Counseling
University Counseling Services (UCS) is committed to providing a range of services intended to help currently enrolled DePaul students remove barriers to academic and personal success by addressing emotional, psychological and interpersonal concerns.
UCS provides group counseling, personal growth-oriented workshops, time-limited individual psychological counseling, psychiatric evaluation and crisis management services. Sometimes a skill-building workshop or small group counseling experience is the most effective intervention given a student’s presenting concerns.
UCS has a diverse, caring, and competent professional staff that works from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Some students find that talking to a counselor once is sufficient to resolve their immediate concern. Our counselors can help you in a variety of ways because they are excellent sounding boards, compassionate listeners, and skillful experts in the problems of living. If further services would be beneficial, these will be discussed and recommendations will be made by the counselor.
UCS offers primarily short-term counseling, but we do provide referrals to the community when students could benefit from longer term services.
Contact University Counseling Services
Typically, the first step is calling our Lincoln Park office (773 325 7779) or Loop Campus office (312 362 6923) in order to set up an initial consultation appointment. You will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns with a counselor for about 15-20 minutes in order to assess what kind of service would be most helpful. Initial consultations are usually conducted telephonically but can also be scheduled in person.
Please note: if you are experiencing an urgent or crisis situation, please call or walk-in to one of our offices and let the secretary know it’s an emergency. For more information on crisis and emergency services, please click here
Clients include a diverse population of students of varying ages and ethnicities, who present with a wide variety of situations and concerns, including: