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Wellness Center

Erica M. Schweitzer, PsyD
Clinical Director and Confidential Advisor for Title IX

We are located by the Sports Complex side of the building where the "HOME OF THE HAWKS" wall is located.  Take elevator #6 or stairwell #5 up to the second floor.  Our office is in RM 2211. Walk right in and someone will always greet you with a smile.  Check us out! We’re friendly, non-judgmental, and know what it takes to be successful in college.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Wellness Centers of the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) is to provide best-practices mental health and psycho-social support services to students, faculty, and staff to:

  • Further the individual’s and community’s well-being
  • Support personal, academic, and professional success
  • Enhance the CCC learning and work environment

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Counseling for Personal Challenges

Counseling can help you address a host of challenges, including life transition; stress and time management; grief and loss; testing and public speaking anxiety; family issues; relationship conflict; veterans' re-entry; anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.                                        

Stress and Time Management Coaching

Being a college student is stressful. Wellness Center staff can help you create a stress and time management plan and develop other personal organizational skills.                                         

Connect to Public Aid & Community Resources

Many students are unaware that they qualify for various public aid programs such as SNAP, subsidized health insurance/Medicaid, unemployment, & supportive and emergency housing. The Wellness Center can help you learn more about these programs and how to apply and also assist you in connecting to low- or no-cost community resources, such as medical and dental care, groceries and hot meals, legal services, and child care.                                          

Drop in Discussion Groups

Drop-in discussion groups are offered on topics relevant to college students, such as stress and time management, busy parents, anger management, and veterans issues. Check with your Wellness Center to see what is offered for each term.                        

Wellness Center Art Gallery  
To honor of the intersectionality of diverse identities, life’s challenges, and mental health support at Malcolm X College the Wellness Center is proud to announce the creation of a Wellness Center Art Gallery.  The Art Gallery includes personal stories, cultural expression and information, and visual expression of heritage and mental health issues.  This exhibit is located on the second-floor hallway of the Sports Complex outside of the Wellness Center.


January: Mental Health
February: Black History
March: Women’s History

If you are interested in contributing to the Art Gallery, please contact us at or stop at the Wellness Center.  We welcome written or visual contributions, stories, or any ideas you have regarding the Wellness Center Art Gallery.  Please contact us with any questions or concerns.  We hope you stop by and check it out!               

Regular Fresh Market hours:
Wednesdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Thursdays, 1 pm - 4:45 pm




Faculty & Staff

Jennifel Ramirez, LCPC
Clinical Counselor

Mercedes Kaltenecker
Wellness Center, Coordinator

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Contact Information

(312) 850-7122
1900 West Jackson Blvd.
Room 2211
Chicago, IL 60612-3145
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Business Hours:
(Last walk-in Monday - Thursday 4:30 pm)
Monday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 11 am - 5pm
Wednesday 9 am- 5 pm
Thurday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday 9 am - 1 pm


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Wellness Center Home Page                                          

Crisis Services                                           

Counseling Services                                          

Connect to Public Benefits & Community Resources                                          

Sexual Assault/Harassment Support                                          

Evaluation for Learning Disabilities                                          

Workshops and Presentations                                          

For Faculty & Staff

Consultation for Faculty and Staff                                           

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Stress and Time Management                                          

Housing Resources                                          

Alcohol & Drug Info & Support                                          

Affordable Care Act & Insurance Sign-Up                                          

ULifeline Mental Health Screenings                                    

Web Resources and PDFs                                          

Graduate-level Training Opportunities

The CCC Wellness Centers Clinical Training Program