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Who is the Counseling Center for?

The Counseling Center is available for Judson's:

  • Undergraduate and Graduate students
  • Adult Professional Program students
  • Faculty and Staff

Hours

Monday-Friday       8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location

Located in the University Center
 
Mailing Address:
Wellness Center
1151 N State St.
Elgin IL 60123
 

Phone Numbers

Office Number:  847-628-2464

Director

Rev. Elliott Anderson M.A.
Director of Wellness Center
847-628-2464
 

Counselors

  Deb Foshager M.A. LPC
Counselor
847-628-2464
Halie Howells M.A., LMFT
Counselor
847-628-2464

Office Staff

Deby Brotzman
Administrative Assistant
847-628-2464

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 847-628-2464 or stop by our office. Walk ins are accepted based on the availability of counselor.

Payment

The initial session is free. Subsequent sessions are $25.00. The counselor will discuss payment method with each student. Ask about payment options.

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.
 

Life Groups

Life Groups are an excellent way to examine how we function interpersonally and recognize the universality of our concerns. Life Groups involve meeting with a small group of students and a counselor or a trained student leader. 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, eating disorders and ADD/ADHD.

Why would I come to the Counseling Center?

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

Links to Other Resources

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