Psychological Services

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Psychological Services (Building A, Room 364; 847.925.6268) supports the academic success and personal well-being of students. Our team consists of a clinical psychologist and doctoral level psychologists in training. Services are available to currently enrolled students taking 6 or more degree credit or ESL hours in fall or spring semester and 3 or more hours in summer term. Services include assessment and referral to appropriate on or off campus resources, brief therapy, crisis interventions, and wellness programming

Eligibility for Services

Students who are currently enrolled in 6 or more credit or ESL (English as a Second Language) hours during the fall or spring semesters or in 3 or more credit hours in summer semester are eligible to receive psychological services. The student benefit is for a screening assessment and referral to services on or off campus that are intended to best address the student's concern(s).

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Crisis counseling is available for all students.

There is no charge for psychological services.

Students come to us not only to resolve problems, but also to improve and enhance the quality of their lives. Common problems and concerns students bring to us include: 

  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety and phobias
  • Learning to live in a new culture
  • Loneliness
  • Suicide
  • Grief, bereavement, and loss
  • Gender issues
  • Reactions to medical and health concerns
  • Relationship issues
  • Being on one's own
  • Concerns about sex and sexuality
  • Sexual identity
  • Self-esteem
  • Family, marital, and couples issues
  • Disordered eating
  • Domestic violence
  • Alcohol and drug concerns
  • Divorce and separation
  • Being criminally victimized
  • Searching for meaning
  • Spiritual concerns
  • Stress
  • Being a member of a minority sexual orientation

Student Optional Disclosure of Private Mental Health Act Information

Pursuant to Illinois’ Student Optional Disclosure of Private Mental Health Information Act, a student has the right to authorize the College, in writing, to disclose his or her private mental health information to a person of the student’s choosing.  For additional information please contact the Office of the Registrar or Psychological Services.

Please be advised that, consistent with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g and its regulations at 34 CFR § 99.36, the College may disclose a student’s private information to persons who need to know that information in the event of or to avert a health or safety emergency, even if those persons have not been designated by the student on his or her Student Optional Disclosure of Private Mental Health Information Form. 

To share your private mental health information in an emergency situation with another person over the age of 18, please complete the "Optional Disclosure Form" in your MyHarper Student Portal. After logging in, you can find this form in the "Personal Profile" section on the left-hand side of the screen.

Training Opportunities for Doctoral StudentsTulips On Campus

Psychological Services offers training for doctoral students in clinical or counseling psychology who are

  • Therapy externships
  • Advanced therapy externships
  • Post-doctoral fellowship training

Community Resources for Mental Health

For an overview of some of the sliding scale agencies and local crisis services download Community Resources for Mental Health .PDF