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Counseling and Psychological Services

Contact Us

  • Grayslake, Room A151
  • Phone: (847) 543-2032

Hours

  • Monday to Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • By appointment only:
  • Mondays and Wednesdays
  • 5-7 p.m.

Need emergency help after hours?

For a crisis or emergency outside of regular business hours, please call  (847) 543-2032 and press #1 for "Crisis" and follow the prompts. When you reach the operator, ask for an after-hours "CYN" crisis worker to be paged.

Please Note: The operator is through a local police department dispatch center. Their only role is to transfer you to the CYN crisis worker.

Additional crisis hotlines:

  • Lake County Health Department Crisis Phone Counseling
    (847) 377-8088
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    (800) 273-8255

Frequently Asked Questions


Mental Health Optional Disclosure


Meet Our Staff


Mission

CAPS provides culturally responsive clinical services to CLC students, contributing to their academic, personal, and professional success.

Vision

To provide an array of services to meet student mental health needs through a lens of cultural humility and an individualized, student-focused approach.


All clinical services are provided by licensed mental health professionals, and are available to currently enrolled students for no charge.


Therapists provide services in the following areas:

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy provides an opportunity to talk with an objective, caring licensed mental health professional about your concerns or problems in a brief manner. Concerns discussed range widely, but might include feelings of low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, academic concerns, issues with friends and family, or relationship concerns.

Couples Therapy

Couples therapy is provided for any couple with at least one enrolled College of Lake County student and who might be dealing with concerns and difficulties within the relationship.

Group Therapy

View Fall 2021 Group and Workshop Programs Brochure (PDF)

Group therapy is often the most beneficial option for many student concerns. Group therapy typically involves six to ten clients and one or two experienced group therapists. Most therapy groups meet every week at the same time. Group therapy may be particularly useful for students who are experiencing difficulties with managing stress, anxiety, relationships, and other concerns. Group therapy is the only long-term treatment option offered at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Workshops

The purpose of these workshops is to offer a variety of practical skills and concepts related to mental health topics, such as mindfulness, relationships and self-compassion, to currently enrolled CLC students. All workshops are facilitated by licensed mental health professionals, and are not considered therapy.


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  • Provide crisis intervention and response to urgent concerns
  • Provide mental health consultation to CLC staff and faculty
  • Consult with, and refer to, community mental health providers
  • Develop and deliver outreach initiatives to CLC students, faculty, and staff.

On-Demand Resources

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) offers free on-demand guided relaxations and meditations (20-30 minutes each). Access the recordings.