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Who are Counseling Services for?

Counseling Services are available for Judson's:

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

Hours

Monday-Thursday      9am - 4pm
Friday                     10am - 4pm

Location

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

Contact Us

Office Number:  847-628-2464
 
Email:  wellnesscenter@judsonu.edu 
 

Director

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

Clinical Supervisor

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 Carol DiDominicis, MSSW, LCSW, LCPC
Clinical Supervisor, Counselor Therapist
847-628-2464
 

Counselor Therapist

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Maria Rim, LCSW
Counselor Therapist
847-628-2464
 
 

Counselor Therapist

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John Kramer, MA, NCC, LPC
Counselor Therapist
847-628-2464
 

Graduate Counseling Intern

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Timothy Hotchkiss
Graduate Counseling Intern
847-628-2464
timothy.hotchkiss@judsonu.edu

Graduate Counseling Intern

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Sara Brunsting
Graduate Counseling Intern
& Administrative Assistant
847-628-2464
 

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.
 

Counseling Groups

Counseling Groups are an excellent way to examine how we function interpersonally and recognize the universality of our concerns. Counseling Groups involve meeting with a small group of students, a counselor and a graduate counseling intern. 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/
 
 
 

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 counselors.

Payment

The first individual counseling session is free. Any session after that can be billed to an insurance provider and students will be responsible for paying any co-pays, co-insurance and other amounts not covered by the insurance provider.

We also offer a financial hardship sliding scale fee. Should students need to explore this option, the counselor/therapist/life coach will discuss this with the student during the first session and be provided with an application to apply for a reduced fee based on each individual financial situation.

All group counseling sessions are free.