Counseling Center

The University Counseling Center's mission is to help students succeed academically and socially during their college years. Often, success depends on facing and effectively dealing with personal and emotional issues, relationships and family difficulties. Because understanding and dealing with these difficulties before they reach a crisis stage usually leaves more options, students are encouraged to seek help sooner rather than later. So, if you find yourself troubled, simply give us a call. We are here to help you make the best of your college experience. The Counseling Center is open during the academic year. For Benedictine University students, there is no fee for counseling services. To make your first appointment call (630) 829-6046.

Services Available

  • Initial consultation and assessment
  • Focused individual psychotherapy
  • Referral to outside services
  • Emergency services and hotline information
  • Consultation and outreach

Common problems why students seek help

  • Anxiety / stress
  • Depression /sadness
  • Loneliness / homesickness
  • Eating problems
  • Emotional / physical / sexual abuse
  • Alcohol / drug problems
  • Identity issues
  • Family problems
  • Shyness
  • Death of a loved one
  • Overload – juggling family and school
  • Emergencies *

*For mental health emergencies after hours and on weekends, students should call Public Safety at (630) 829-6666, or if living in the residence halls, contact your Resident Assistant.

Confidentiality

All information about a student’s counseling remains confidential, except in situations where there is a threat to life, including neglect of a child or elderly person. The University Counseling Center prohibits the release of any information concerning a student to anyone without the student’s explicit and informed written authorization.

Health Tip
Time management is important for academic
 success and stress management.
Start the semester right.  Attend classes, study, eat healthy, make time to relax, and get 7-9 hours of sleep per night.