Community Counseling

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Our Services

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.

Typical Concerns

Some typical concerns and goals that are addressed in counseling may include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life changes
  • Anger management
  • Grief and loss
  • Job loss
  • Family conflicts
  • Divorce
  • 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.

Requesting Services

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.

Contact Us

The Community Counseling Training Center
Graham Hall 416
290 North Annie Glidden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-9312
cahc_cctc@niu.edu

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