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Personal Counseling

While attending college can be filled with excitement, change, and growth, it can also bring some challenges and emotional distress.

The Counseling, Advising, and Transfer Center offers short-term, personal counseling to admitted College of DuPage students at no additional cost. Personal counseling services are designed to support the well-being and academic success of students. We provide a safe and supportive space for students to talk about emotional, interpersonal, or academic concerns with a counselor. Counselors are objective, skilled listeners who help students clarify their concerns, explore their goals, and strengthen their strategies for coping.

We also provide crisis intervention and educational programming to the campus community. We assist students connect with community resources when needed and appropriate, or when a student could benefit from longer-term services.

We do not provide services that involve or require competency evaluation and testimony in court.

Counseling services are confidential and not a part of a student’s educational record.

Remote Personal Counseling  

Remote personal counseling is a service being offered by the Counseling, Advising, and Transfer Services during COVID-19 campus closure that is conducted remotely either by phone or video to support students who may be struggling during this pandemic. Personal counseling is not therapy. See grid below for a clearer understanding of what supportive counseling is and is not.  

Remote Personal Counseling
Criteria Personal Counseling Therapy
Problem Situational stressors (for example, COVID-19 issues)  Chronic and ongoing stressors
  Present moment Past trauma
Goal Practical, immediate solutions Insight and depth-oriented (requires longer-term work)
Length Short-term Moderate to Long-term
Process Supportive for holistic wellness Psychotherapy for mental illness

Remote personal counseling is NOT crisis counseling. If you experience a mental health emergency or crisis, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. You may also contact the following 24/7 Crisis Hotlines:  

  • DuPage County: (630) 627-1700   
  • Crisis Text Line: text “HOME” to 741741  

To schedule an appointment, please call the Counseling, Advising, and Transfer Services at (630) 942-2259 and leave a message. Our staff will respond within 24 hours during business hours. 

 

Contact Information

Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services

Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200, (630) 942-2259
Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services Advising

Check with each off-campus center for their hours

New to College of DuPage?

Contact Campus Central at campuscentral@cod.edu, or call Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services at (630) 942-2259.

Continuing or Past COD Students
For appointments at COD's main campus, call (630) 942-2259, or one of the COD Centers.

Ask a counselor a question.