Counseling Center


Counseling Center Services

During the summer months the counseling center does not offer ongoing weekly counseling sessions. The center is open for single sessions, consultations, referral services, and emergencies ( i.e. suicidal thoughts, thoughts of harm to yourself or others, symptoms of a manic episode, hearing or seeing things others do not).

If you are a student or guest on campus during the summer the counseling center can 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 Student Wellness 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 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 OR 988
  • Reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.

Counseling Center Hours and Location

Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm
Phone: (630) 752-5321
North Harrison Hall
800 N. Centennial Drive, Suite 170
Wheaton, IL 60187

tao-video-screenshot-for-counseling-centeTAO Explainer Video

Take advantage of this resource provided to you by the Wheaton College Counseling Center.

Watch the TAO video


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:

qr code for TAO registration

  1. In your browser window, navigate to (USA) or (Canada)
  2. Enter First Name, Last Name, and your school email address
  3. Create a Password
  4. Leave the 'Enrollment Key' field blank.
  5. Click Sign Me Up
  6. 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.

Walk-In Emergency Services

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, defined as:

  • Suicidal thoughts or actions
  • Harming yourself or harming others
  • Symptoms of psychosis (hearing or seeing things others do not, delusional thinking)
  • Symptoms of a manic episode (agitated behavior, unnatural energy, lack of sleep for 3 days)

Please come to the Counseling Center during office hours, no appointment is needed. During evening or weekend hours contact your residence life staff to reach the counselor on call. 

Emergency Services While Off-Campus

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts while off-campus, please use the following options:

  • Call 988 – National Suicide Prevention Hotline
  • Text BRAVE to 741741
  • Call 911
  • Go to your local emergency room, the closest to campus is:
    Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (CDH)
    25 N. Winfield Road, Winfield, IL 60190

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 Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic