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Programs and Events

Counseling Services

Solution-Focused Individual Counseling Services for All Ages

Are you or is someone in your family dealing with depression, anxiety, or anger issues? Does your child need help managing relationship/friendship issues, bullying, low self-esteem, or other adolescent problems? Is your teen looking for assistance with college readiness or goals planning?

DePaul Education and Counseling Center provides affordable counseling services to Lincoln Park and the surrounding communities using evidence-based interventions and individualized treatment plans which are created in collaboration with our valued clients.

We offer a safe, confidential environment for adults, children, couples, and families in search of personal counseling and support. Graduate counseling interns serving under the direct supervision of doctoral level licensed clinicians, conduct counseling sessions for individuals of all ages, couples, and groups.

Fees are assessed on an affordable, low-cost sliding-scale basis. Financial assistance is available- no one is excluded due to inability to pay!

Receive the care you need...

Children's Camps and Workshops

Join us for a magical week of wizardry fun!

A week at DePaul School of Witchcraft and Wizardry...
Ever wanted to experience the wonder of Hogwarts, the deliciousness of Butterbeer, the excitement of magic classes including Potions, Herbology, Transfiguration, Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts? Hunt for horcruxes! And, of course there is Quidditch!

This "Week in the Wizarding World" will provide all that with fun activities like House Sorting, Wand Making, Choosing your Patronus, and more. If your child is a Harry Potter fan, this week will be an incredible chance to indulge his/her love for one of the most iconic series of this generation. We guarantee that this Week in the Wizarding World will be one thing: ...MAGICAL

Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28, 2019* from 11am-1pm
*If this week does not work for your family, we may be offering another week during the summer. Please email and let us know you would be interested.

2247 North Halsted Street Chicago, IL

$100 per child for the week. This includes all the magical materials needed for Hogwarts classes & more. Children will bring a bagged lunch (refrigeration and microwave available).

When registering, please include child's name, age, grade, school and contact information


Identify your personal strengths and resiliency at DePaul!

This 8-week individualized program will help your child identify his/her own inner strengths and increase personal resiliency to better manage life's challenges. These one-on-one sessions, facilitated by DePaul graduate counseling students under the direct supervision of faculty, will explore your child's strengths in a fun and engaging way!!!

Help your child...

  • Build confidence
  • Manage anxiety
  • Learn to handle disappointment
  • Increase self-esteem

Wednesdays between April 10 and May 29 from 6pm-7pm.

2247 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL

$120 total. Financial assistance is always available with need and no one is ever denied services for inability to pay.


Tutoring and Academic Services

Is your student struggling in a particular subject, or having trouble completing homework?

The Education & Counseling Center at DePaul University is offering weekly tutoring and homework help for grade-school and high-school students. Scheduling is flexible dependent on your needs. Typical subjects include math, social studies, reading/English, science, etc...

$15 per hour for a pre-service teacher; $25 per hour with a certified teacher if available.
*Financial assistance is available so do not be deterred by inability to pay! Our mission is to make services accessible to all families.


Homework help when you need it

DePaul Education and Counseling Center is now offering drop-in homework help for any grade level Saturdays 10a-12p. Homework help is facilitated by a certified teacher and all subject areas are welcome.


Reading is important. We can help!

Literacy assessment and remediation services are provided through the DePaul College of education Literacy and Specialized Instruction program. DePaul graduate students, obtaining an endorsement as Reading Specialists, meet with children and teens with identified reading difficulties. Sessions vary in length based on the academic quarter, course offering and student's age.

Curriculum-based measures are used to monitor student's progress on a weekly basis. At the end of the session, a written report detailing the instructional interventions used and student's progress is provided. Parents are asked to commit to the entire practicum schedule.

For more information, and to register please email or call 773-325-7745

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Questions? Email Martha Mason, ECC Director