- Community Counseling Training Center
- Community Counseling
Counselors utilize a variety of techniques to provide services that are personalized, collaborative, goal-oriented, and time-limited. Master's and Doctoral students conduct intake interviews, screenings, assessments, and individual counseling. Additionally, couples and family counseling, child and play therapy, and group counseling are available on a limited basis.
Some typical concerns and goals that are addressed in counseling may include:
- Life changes
- Anger management
- Grief and loss
- Job loss
- Family conflicts
- Relationship conflicts
- School and/or studying problems
- Self-esteem issues
- Stress management
- Time management
- Interpersonal skills
- Adjustment to college life
- Roommate conflicts
- Self-esteem enhancement
- Assertiveness training
- Personality styles and career exploration
Please note that the Community Counseling Training Center is not equipped for after-hours emergencies. Any messages on the CCTC answering machine after Thursday afternoon may not be heard until Monday. If a need arises and assistance is required immediately, please contact the NIU Counseling and Consultation Services at 815-753-1206 and ask to speak to a counselor. If you are not a student at NIU, contact the Ben Gordon 24-hour community crisis hotline at 866-242-0111 or dial 911.
To start or re-start counseling services, complete the online request for services adult or minor client form.
*For family or couples counseling, each member should complete a separate service request and check the box for interest in couples and/or family counseling.