The NIU Counseling faculty are committed to preparing multiculturally competent counseling professionals for school, community, and higher education settings who can facilitate positive change in the development and interactions of diverse individuals throughout their lifespans. The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) has awarded the NIU Counseling program with accreditation for their specializations in clinical mental health and school counseling in the master's program as well as the doctoral program in counselor education and supervision.
The mission of the Community Counseling Training Center (CCTC) 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.
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 themselves or others.