Grayslake Campus, E Building
Phone: (847) 543-2060
Lakeshore Campus, Room N211
Phone: (847) 543-2186
Southlake Campus, Room V130
Phone: (847) 543-6501
*The office is closed Mondays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for a staff meeting.
Please call for an appointment.
Counseling is a collaborative effort involving you and a counselor working together on solutions to issues that can affect your academic success. It can help you with academic, career and transfer planning as well as emotional concerns that can affect your academic success.
Counselors can help you choose a major that fits your career and life goals, make decisions about the type of college or university you want to attend after CLC, and address personal or social issues and concerns connected with transferring.
By using career assessment tools and informational resources, counselors can help you select a career goal and develop and academic plan to realize it. Our services may be offered in individual or group counseling session or through credit or non-credit classes. Counseling offers a one-credit course PDS 122 Career Exploration.
If you are undecided about a major, counselors can help you explore your interests and life and career goals to help you decide.
See a counselor for academic advising if you have completed 26 or more credits and are enrolled in a transfer program. If you are not sure of your academic goals, see When to See an Advisor, Counselor or Faculty Member.
Counselors can assist you with personal growth and life planning, or with personal problems that interfere with your progress in school by providing individual or group sessions or referrals to appropriate community agencies. Counseling also offers a one-credit course called PDS 121 Self-Empowerment.
You can work with a counselor to become more successful in school. A counselor can help you develop an academic plan, select appropriate classes and learn strategies for success in school. Through one-on-one sessions, workshops and classes, you can learn study skills, methods for managing time, test-taking techniques, and other strategies for becoming a better student. Counseling offers a one-to two-credit course called PDS 120 Becoming a Successful College Student.
Counselors also assist students in crisis. If you are experiencing a situation causing you refer them if on-going personal counseling or therapy is needed. Faculty, staff and friends of students are also encouraged to refer or walk students who might be in crisis to the counseling center.
The Counseling Department developed the CLC Community Referral Guide (PDF) to provide CLC students with potential referrals and contact information for various agencies and private therapists in the Lake County Area
CLC counselors are professionally trained to counsel students. Each of our counselors has a minimum of a master’s degree in counseling, psychology or a related field. All of our counseling activities are guided by a professional code of ethics and conduct.
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