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Programs and Events

Strengths Builder for Kids - September- November 2019

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. Sessions are one-on-one and facilitated by DePaul graduate counseling students under the direct supervision of faculty.

These sessions will explore your child's strengths in a fun and engaging way!!!

Recommended for any child no matter what needs they may have: increasing confidence, managing anxiety, managing disappointments, increasing self-esteem, etc..

This program is being offered on various evenings M,T,TH beginning weeks of September 17th or 24th. Please specify which evening and times of availability when registering! Space is limited so register as soon as possible!

2247 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL

$120 total. Financial assistance is always available with need!

To register or for questions, please email​

Witches and Wizards Camp - Summer 2019

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

Summer 2019
Camp is Monday-Friday 11a-2p. Children will bring a bagged lunch (refrigeration and microwave available).

2247 North Halsted Street Chicago, IL

$100 per child for the week. This includes all the magical materials needed for Hogwarts classes & more.

For questions or to get on our waitlist, please contact Dr. Martha Mason at Please include child's name, age, grade, school, and contact info.​

Individual Counseling Services

Solution-f​​ocused counseling

DePaul University provides affordable counseling services to the public at the Lincoln Park Campus 2247 N. Halsted Ave., Suite 100. Graduate interns in counseling, under the supervision of licensed professionals, conduct counseling sessions for individuals of all ages, couples, and groups.

The DePaul Education & Counseling Center offers a safe, confidential environment for adults, children, couples, and families in search of personal counseling and support. Fees are assessed on an affordable, low-cost sliding-scale basis. No one is excluded due to inability to pay.

For information please call 773-325-7745 or email us at

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Homework Help and Tutoring

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!

To register, call (773)325-7745 or email us at

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Saturday Drop-In Homework Help

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 Assessment and Remediation

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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Learning to Breathe Mindfulness Meditation - October/November 2019

Learn the foundation of Mindfulness at DePaul University!
Elementary through high school welcome- group will be split age-appropriately.

This 6-week course will be facilitated by the Director of the Education and Counseling Center at DePaul University, Dr. Martha Mason, assisted by graduate interns in counseling. It will utilize the Learning to Breathe curriculum, along with other age-appropriate supplemental materials.

Learning to BREATHE (L2B) is a mindfulness-based curriculum created for classroom or group settings. Mindfulness is the practice of becoming aware of one’s present-moment experience with compassion and openness as a basis for wise action. It is intended to strengthen attention and emotion regulation, cultivate gratitude and compassion, and increase stress and anxiety management skills.

Thursdays, October 4 -November 8, 2019 at 4:30p

2247 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL

Cost is $210 for the 6-week course which includes all materials. Financial assistance is available!

To register your child, please contact the center at ​