Summer Counseling Center Services
During the summer months the counseling center does not offer ongoing weekly counseling sessions. The center is open for consultations, referral services, and emergencies. If you are a student or guest on campus during the summer, the counseling center is available to respond to mental health emergencies. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency during daytime office hours, please call our office at (630) 752-5321. If your call is not answered, please call Michelle Rose in Student Development at (630) 752-5941 or Public Safety at (630) 752-5911.
If you are in residence on campus and experiencing a mental health emergency after office hours please reach your residence life staff, who will connect you with the counselor on call, or if you are on campus after hours but not residing on campus, call Public Safety (630) 752-5911.
Other options in an emergency are as follows
- Call 911
- Go to your local emergency room
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (CDH)
25 N. Winfield Road, Winfield, IL 60190
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255
- Text the Crisis Line at 741741
Counseling Center Hours and Location
Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
North Harrison Hall
800 N. Centennial Drive, Suite 170
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Counseling Center Mission Statement
The Wheaton College Counseling Center exists to provide a safe place for students from all backgrounds to receive confidential, compassionate, competent, wholistic, and Christ-centered psychological services.
Counseling Center Services
The Counseling Center is available for all full-time undergraduate and graduate students who have paid the Health and Wellness fee.. We are here to provide individual and group counseling to address a full spectrum of psychological and mental health needs. We offer short-term, solution-focused counseling, and usually meet bi-weekly with our clients. We are very excited to return to in-person services for the 2021-22 academic year.
Walk-In Emergency Services
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency (such as: suicidal thoughts or actions, self-harm behavior, seeing or hearing things others do not, manic behavior or unnatural energy levels, gone 72 hours without sleep), please come to the counseling center during office hours, no appointment is needed. During evening or weekend hours contact your residence life staff, they will reach the counselor on call.
The Student Health and Wellness fee was instituted for all undergraduate students to cover the use of the Student Health Services and Counseling Center services and graduate students are given the option to opt-in to pay that fee. If a graduate student has not paid that fee, the Counseling Center will bill your student account on a graduated fee schedule for counseling services, beginning in January 2022.
- Sessions 1 -3 $10 each
- Sessions 4-6 $20 each
- Sessions 7-9 $30 each
- Sessions 10+ $60 each
If you would like to opt-in to the Health and Wellness fee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Couples Counseling/Pre-Marital Counseling
The Counseling Center does not provide pre-marital or couple’s counseling. We encourage you to reach out to the Center for Family and Relational Health.
Could you use some help?
Wheaton college is offering the service of Therapy Assistance Online (TAO). TAO includes over 150 brief, effective, educational sessions covering over 50 common topics and skills related to mental health, wellness, and substance use issues. TAO Includes interactive sessions, mindfulness exercises and practice tools all aimed at helping you achieve your goals.
How to Register for TAO Self-Help
You can use this QR code to register for TAO Self-help:
- In your browser window, navigate to (USA) US.TAOconnect.org/register or (Canada) CA.TAOconnect.org/register
- Enter First Name, Last Name, and your school email address
- Create a Password
- Leave the 'Enrollment Key' field blank.
- Click Sign Me Up
- Check your email. You will be sent a Welcome to TAO email with a confirmation link which you must click on in order to sign in.