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Counseling and Psychological Services Update

Due to COVID-19, all events are canceled starting March 16 until further notice. Visit COVID-19 webpage for more information.

CAPS will be closed for in person appointments but will be providing phone and/or Zoom services to students. To request an appointment, please leave a message at (847) 543-2032. CAPS staff will get back to you within 24 business hours. The call may be coming from a “private” or “blocked” number, so please make sure your phone is set to accept those types of calls.

If you are unable to reach us or access our voicemail at our main line (847-543-2032), please email us at and we'll get back to you within 24 hours or sooner.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or go to the closest emergency room.

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Contact Us

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


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


Spring 2021 Virtual Mental Health Workshops

Spring 2021 Virtual Mental Health Workshops

View Virtual Mental Health Workshop Brochure (PDF)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Mental Health Optional Disclosure

Mission Statement

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the College of Lake County provides culturally responsive clinical services to CLC students, contributing to their academic, personal and professional success. CAPS also offers consultative and preventative services, thus empowering the CLC community to promote mental wellness.

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:

  • Provide short-term psychotherapy to CLC students for mental health concerns

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 2020 Virtual Mental Health Workshops 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).

Virtual Mental Health Workshops - Spring 2021 Semester

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. Pre-registration is required by calling CAPS at (847) 543-2032, by email, or by completing the registration form.

  • 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.