The UIC Counseling Center is a primary mental health resource providing services that foster personal, interpersonal, academic, and professional thriving for UIC students. We offer accessible and culturally sensitive mental health services including individual, group, and couples therapy, psychiatry and integrative medicine services, as well as mind/body services, outreach workshops and programming, and peer-peer support group training. Consultations are available to faculty, staff, students, parents, and others concerned about the well-being of a UIC student. Issues commonly addressed through brief individual or group counseling include:
- Mood or self-esteem issues such as depression, anxiety, body image concerns, social anxiety, self-defeating behaviors.
- Academic-related issues such as struggles with motivation, perfectionism, interpersonal communication, self-discipline.
- Relationship issues such as struggles with conflict, break-ups, communication, assertiveness, family issues, etc.
- Adjustment concerns such as dealing with transitions, new life circumstances, adapting to a new culture, etc.
- Grief and loss
- Recent trauma, e.g., sexual assault, mugging, etc.
Important information for students
- Counseling Center clinical services and records are strictly confidential as protected by law.
- UIC students automatically assessed the Health Services Fee as part of their current enrollment are eligible for Counseling Center services without additional fee and regardless of insurance coverage.
- Call or stop in to make an appointment or for consultation
- As clinically determined, students whose needs cannot best be met within our scope of practice will be referred to resources outside the Counseling Center for care.
- Crisis Services information can be found at the following link: https://counseling.uic.edu/crisis-services/