Counseling Services

Education and Counseling Center at DePaul University

Strengthening Resiliency Skills through Solution-Focused Counseling

Counseling services and costs of transportation are available with support from the Illinois Counseling Association Foundation: Social Emphasis Grant.

DePaul practicum and internship students provide individual counseling to support and strengthen resiliency skills of adolescents, teens, and young adults. Counselors provide support to clients addressing typical concerns including but not limited to stress or emotion management, family adjustment, friendship building, self esteem, organization and goal setting, and career and postsecondary planning.

All services are provided under the direct supervision of Counseling faculty and Center Director. Services are available Monday through Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Referral organizations contact:

Ann Friesema, MA, LCPC, ACS

Director, Education and Counseling Center


Education and Counseling Center

Aligned with the service and social justice mission of DePaul University, the Education and Counseling Center seeks to strengthen, sustain, and serve urban communities; therefore, our mission is two-fold. The first is to provide quality and affordable educational and counseling services to children and adolescents. The second is to prepare socially responsive counselors and educators to utilize evidence-based practices in their respective professions.