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Programs and Events

Counseling Services

Solution-Focused Individual Counseling Services for All Ages

Virtual tele-mental health services now available!

We want to make sure we are doing our part to keep providing quality services to the community, especially during this challenging time. Therefore we are offering safe and secure virtual counseling sessions. Although we cannot meet in person at present, we will work with you to make sure we develop a comfortable and meaningful space together.

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 22 through Friday, June 26, 2020* from 11am-2pm
*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!

We will be running this program virtually to comply with social-distancing. Our first priority is to keep everyone safe and healthy! Your child will still meet one-on-one with with their counseling graduate student- but it will be in a cool virtual way facilitated via Zoom! Before we begin you will receive a link to access your virtual session. Space is limited so register today!

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

Tuesdays OR Wednesdays from 6-7pm beginning April 7 and running for 8 weeks

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.

Space is limited so register as soon as possible. Please include child's name, age, grade, school, parent contact information and any other helpful information about your child.

Tutoring and Academic Services

Is your student struggling in a particular subject, having trouble completing homework, or having difficulty with the transition to eLearning?

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

Waived during social distancing to do our part to support you during these challenging times. Depending on demand we may have a waitlist when you contact us, but we will do our best to get your child going as soon as possible.


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