Psychotherapy on Campus

Short-term psychotherapy are provided to students in need through the McKinley Health Center and Psychological Services Center, operated by the Department of Psychology at Illinois.

McKinley Health Center 

McKinley’s staff of mental health professionals include psychiatry, clinical psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, case manager and registered nurse. Limited psychiatry services are available by referral from McKinley primary caregivers. 

Acute assessment (Emergency Triage) is available 8am-4pm weekdays for students experiencing a mental health crisis.  Triage is focused on the assessment of the client’s safety, possible harm to self or others and, as needed, may include transfer to a local hospital for further assessment and possible admission. When appropriate and as time permits the clinician may introduce interventions, coping skills, campus resources, and community therapy options.   


Psychological Services Center (PSC) 

PSC strives to serve psychotherapy using culturally relevant, strength-based, and evidence-based approaches.  PSC also strives to be sensitive to the effects of diversity-related issues such as oppression and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, identity, religion, age, immigration status, military status, legal record, or other forms of intolerance. 

Most of PSC therapy and group services are offered by pre-licensed, masters-level clinical trainees under the supervision of doctoral level faculty from the Illinois Clinical-Community Psychology program.  Some services where indicated may be offered by doctoral level psychologists. 


Chez Veterans Center 

Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Military Sexual Trauma (MST) may visit the Chez Veterans Center for support.  Counseling services is available by Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Clinicians either on the Illinois campus, Danville VA Campus, or remote.  These services can address needs whether or not they are related to your service to those who qualify for VA services.  While these clinicians can see a Veteran for any mental health problem, they possess specialized training in evidenced based treatments for PTSD and MST. 

Helpful Resources

Core Campus Resources

24 Hour Resources

After Hours Support

  • Emergency Dean After Hours Support for Health and Safety Emergencies for Students