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Mental Health Awareness

A Guide to Understanding Mental Health

Dominican Resources

Counseling Services

Dominican offers free counseling, stress management and wellness services. The counseling staff is part of an interdisciplinary team of licensed health professionals and graduate interns who work together to support your optimal health and well-being.

Counseling services include:

  • Assessment

  • Stress management, from basic support to intensive intervention

  • Counseling and psychotherapy

  • Screening for anxiety and depression, addiction problems and other mental health concerns

  • Support for establishing healthy relationships and self esteem

  • Support groups and workshops

  • Medication management in consultation with psychiatrists and specialized nurse practitioners

  • Referrals to a community-wide network of professional support and mental health services

There is no fee for counseling services for Dominican University students. Don't hesitate to call us if you need help.

Make An Appointment

Call the Wellness Center at (708) 524-6229 to request an appointment.

Wellness Room

Located within the Wellness Center, our new Wellness Room is a beautiful, quiet place for comfort and healing, stress relief, private relaxation, meditation, self-care and alternative wellness support. The Wellness Room features a light-therapy box for students experiencing seasonal affective disorder ("winter blues"); relaxation music; and a comfortable, quiet, calm space for solitary healing or reflection. Call (708) 524-6229 to reserve time in the Wellness Room.


Dominican University maintains and ensures the confidentiality of all Wellness Center consultations and appointments. View our confidentiality policy.

Counseling Training

Each year, the Wellness Center accepts four Chicago-area graduate students for training in psychotherapy. Trainees provide clinical services to Dominican students and play an active role in campus outreach. See Counseling Training for program details and application requirements or visit the Wellness Center Online