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Who is the Counseling Center for?

The Counseling Center is available for Judson's:     

  • Undergraduate and Graduate students 
  • Adult Education students
  • Faculty and Staff  
          "Bear one another's burdens and so fulfill
the law of Christ."    Galatians 6:2

Individual Counseling

Students often struggle at one time or another with worries and concerns related to school, career, personal relationships or the future. Seeking personal counseling can help in these situations. Counseling provides a place for students to discuss concerns one-on-one with a professional.
 

Group Counseling

Group counseling is an excellent way to examine how we function interpersonally and recognize the universality of our concerns. Group counseling involves meeting with a small group of students and a counselor. Individual change occurs through support, feedback and interchanges within the group.

Programs and Outreach

Counseling Center staff offer presentations and workshops to students, faculty and staff.  Counselors can present on a variety of topics including communication skills, stress management, and time management. Requests are welcomed.

Screening

The Counseling Center offers a variety of assessment instruments to help you better understand yourself. Screening tools include: psychological well-being, alcohol and drug abuse, anxiety, depression, attitudes about eating and ADD.

Why would I come to the Counseling Center?

  • Self-doubt
  • Relationship issues
  • Adjustment and life transitions
  • Roommate issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Time management
  • Academic concerns
  • Grief and loss
  • Physical and sexual abuse
  • Chemical dependence and abuse
  • Spiritual and faith issues
  • Pre-marital counseling

Links to Other Resources

Additional information regarding mental health issues can be located on the following sites.
 
 Counseling Center Village - http://ccvillage.buffalo.edu
 
National Alliance of Mental Illness - http://www.nami.org

Confidentiality

Professional standards of confidentiality are strictly followed by all staff of the Counseling Center.  Information within a counseling relationship is protected by law and will not be disclosed without the expressed permission of the individual. Rare exceptions include the life and safety of individuals.  If you have questions about our confidentiality policy, please ask one of our staff.

Appointment or Walk-In

To make an appointment call 847-628-5052 or stop by our office. You can also just walk-in and if a counselor is available at that time, the counselor will meet with you then.

Payment

The initial session is free. Following sessions are $10.00 or less depending upon the student's ability to pay. The counselor will discuss the financial issue with each student.

Our Mission

The mission of the Counseling Center reflects the mission of Judson University: "equipping students to be fully-developed responsible persons who glorify God." Our goal is to assist students seeking to determine God's purpose and direction as they confront personal issues during their college years.        

Hours

Tuesday-Friday           9am-5pm

Location

We are located in the Chapel, on the lower level, room #7. 

Contact Information

Phone:  847-628-5052
    Fax:  847-628-5050
 
Mailing Address:  1151 N State St, Elgin IL 60123

Director

 
Dr. Donald Ferrell, PhD
847-628-5051
 

Counselors

Elliott Anderson
Campus Outreach Counselor
847-628-5052
elliott.anderson@judsonu.edu
 
Deb Foshager
Counselor
847-628-5052
deborah.foshager@judsonu.edu

Office Staff