Counseling Services

Stritch fosters the moral, spiritual, intellectual, cultural, emotional, social and physical development of each person.


Students face significant life transitions and may encounter stress during their academic experience. Counseling Services is here to help you assess personal needs, identify and develop strengths and resources and make healthy life choices.

The staff offers counseling as a confidential short-term relationship between a student and a counselor providing a place to discuss life stressors and examine personal thoughts, feelings, attitudes and behaviors. Counseling can help you explore new alternatives, define goals,and assist in decision making.

We can help you with:

  • Stress 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss/grief
  • Family problems
  • Relationship problems
  • Sexuality
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Career choice issues
  • Adjustment to college
  • Adult learning issues
  • Community referrals
  • Having a safe living space 
  • Finding Support

Confidentiality

All medical records and client visits are confidential.  The staff can assist students outside the setting of the confidential counseling session with a variety of academic, family, and environmental concerns only when the client signs a release of information for the counselor to address the area of concern. Confidentiality may be broken only in cases where a client is likely to harm himself/herself or someone else, jeopardize the welfare of the University, abuse or neglect of a child or elder is reported, or in the rare event that a judge orders the records to be opened as part of a legal proceeding. If you have any questions or concerns about confidentiality, please discuss them with your counselor. A written Notice of Privacy Practices and Client Rights is available in our office.