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The Community Counseling Training Center

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The Community Counseling Training Center (CCTC) at NIU

Mission Statement

The mission of the Community Counseling Training Center at NIU is to provide comprehensive training for counselors and counseling supervisors in training for both master's and doctoral students by providing high quality, culturally responsive counseling services to NIU students, faculty, staff, and community members.

CCTC Details

The CCTC provides exceptional counseling services by advanced level master’s and doctoral students who are supervised by faculty with the appropriate licenses and doctoral degrees. We are proud to serve both NIU and the DeKalb County Community by providing free counseling services.

Located in 416 Graham Hall on the NIU DeKalb Campus, the CCTC is housed in the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education in the College of Education. Our state of the art facility is equipped with the appropriate technology to ensure the safety and privacy of our clients, while retaining a comfortable atmosphere.

Free Counseling Services

Our services are FREE to all. We provide counseling services to NIU students, faculty, and staff, as well as to the local DeKalb community. We provide general evaluations, assist with relaxation techniques, self-esteem building skills, communication and relational skills, individual and relationship counseling, and the like. We are here to help. When appropriate, we can offer referrals.


Because the CCTC is also a training facility, all counseling sessions are recorded. Video recording will focus on the student and assists supervisors in providing the most accurate feedback possible. This counseling center values the confidentiality of the client and as such takes every appropriate precaution when dealing with sensitive documents that possess identifying client information. Student counselors and clinical supervisors are professionally and ethically bound to preserve the confidentiality of all personal information that is revealed by the client in a counseling relationship. The only exception to this is if a client proves to be at clear and imminent danger of harming himself/herself or others.