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 Wellness Center

Kathryn Chapman, MA, LCPC
Clinical Director, Wellness Center
 

NEW:  Our Virtual Wellness Center Hours are:  Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am -Noon. No appointment necessary!    

    
To meet with a Wellness Center Staff on Zoom during our business hours, please click here:  Virtual Student Services, All Campuses  ​and then choose your home campus.    

    
    
FALL 2020 Student Groups
All groups are held in the Malcolm X College Virtual Wellness Center.  Please come to Zoom Meeting ID# 761-912-5555 on the date and time of the group you are interested in. 

 

Black Student Safe Space

Facilitated by Black Clinicians, this group is exclusively for Black students to be supported while discussing the complexity of the Black experience.  Students will be supported in their discussion and processing the complexity of all facets that create their racial and cultural identities and experiences, including: racism, police brutality, oppression, expectations, portrayals and representations in media (both good and bad), self-care, liberation, spirituality, self-expression and celebration. All Space participants are welcome and encouraged to be present in a manner that is authentic for them in the moment.  

 

Led by: Procia Seals, LCSW and Hoyam Tanon, LCPC


 

 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1pm-2pm (sept. 8th, Oct. 13th, Nov. 10th, Dec. 8th)

4th Wednesday of the month from 11am-noon (Sept. 23nd, Oct. 28th, Nov. 25th)

 

Student of Color Safe Space  

Facilitated by Clinicians of Color, this group is inclusive of all students who identify as a Person of Color. Students will be supported in their discussion and processing the complexity of all facets that create their racial and cultural identities and experiences, including: racism, oppression, expectations, portrayals and representations in media (both good and bad), self-care, liberation, self-expression and celebration. All Space participants are welcome and encouraged to be present in a manner that is authentic for them in the moment.  


 

Led by: Jenniffel Ramirez, LCPC and Rushini Jayawardena, LCSW


 

 1st Wednesday of the month from 1pm-2pm (Sept. 2nd, Oct. 7th, Nov. 4th, Dec. 2nd)

3rd Thursday of the month from 11am-noon (Sept. 17th, Oct. 15th, Nov. 19th)

 

Anti-Racist Accountability Group

The Anti-Racist Accountability Group will be held on a bi-weekly schedule for those that identify as white and want to learn how to develop anti-racist skills and hold themselves accountable in their ally development.  This will include exploring how active and "invisible" white privilege is in life, Anti-Racist actions to engage in, and helping to hold each other accountable for maintaining active Anti-Racist behaviors and mindsets as Allies.  Self-care, self-expression, and support in developing a healthy personal identity also included.


 

Led by: Erica M. Schweitzer,  PsyD and Kathryn Chapman, LCPC

And: Emily Hallendy, PsyD and Dawn Napiorkowski, LCSW


 

2nd Wednesday of the month from 1pm-2pm (Sept. 9th, Oct. 14th, Nov. 11th, Dec. 9th)

4th Thursday of the month from 11am-noon (Sept. 24th, Oct. 22nd, and Tuesday Nov. 24th  due to Thanksgiving Holiday)



 

Please continue to check this website for up-to-the moment new information and ways that we can serve you in this difficult time.       
 
 

  

CO-VID 19 RESOURCES

Free Internet access for two months    
    
Food Resources    
    

Financial Assistance    
    

Shelter Resources    
    

  • If you need shelter:  Call 3-1-1 or go to your local Emergency Room or police station.  They will transport you to the nearest available shelter.
  • For a listing of all homeless or housing insecure services and agencies responding during CoVid - 19 go to: Citywide Homeless Resources​

Medical Resources    
    

Immigrant and Refugee Support

On-line support    
    

  • Black-led and Trans-led LGBTQ Center:  On line Counseling Services and Food Pantry​
  • Chicago Department of Public Health Mental Health Centers free Teletherapy: call  312-747-1020.  For after hours support, contact Crisis Text Line which serves anyone, in any type of crisis, 24-hours a day.  Text HOME to: 741741 to access a trained crisis counselor.​

CoVid-19 Information    
    

National Crisis Hotlines    

  • ​Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-272-8255 (24 Hours)
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 (24 Hours)
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746 (24 Hours)
  • Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-366-8288 
  • Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
  • LGBTQ Trevor Project Lifeline: 866-488-7386, or text START to 678678 (24 Hours) 
  • Veteran Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 ext. 1 (24 Hours)
  • Domestic Violence Support: 1-815-729-1228 (24 Hours) 


    

National Crisis Hotlines    


    

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-272-8255 (24 Hours)    


    

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 (24 Hours)    


    

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746 (24 Hours)


    

Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-366-8288     


    

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860    


    

LGBTQ Trevor Project Lifeline: 866-488-7386, or text START to 678678 (24 Hours)     


    

Veteran Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 ext. 1 (24 Hours)    


    

Domestic Violence Support: 1-815-729-1228 (24 Hours) ​    

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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.     

Support Groups

Support 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.​​   

 

Programs

 

Faculty & Staff

​Valerie Honan, Clinical Counselor 
Hoyam Tanon, Clinical Counselor
Katie Golem, Fellow 

 
Victoria Rose-Hazell, Wellness Center Intern 
Daniela Lakosilova, Wellness Center Intern
Heather Mangan, Wellness Center Intern
Laura Pearlman, Wellness Center Intern
 
Manny Perez, Wellness Center Intern 
Nicole Poluhovich, Wellness Center Intern

 

 

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Contact Information

Phone: 
(773) 481-8560
Fax: 
 
4300 N. Narragansett Ave
Room S106
Chicago , IL 60634
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Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm

Check with the Wellness Center for evening hours.

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