Law School Counseling Center

Law school can be a challenging time, and many students may struggle with multiple stressors, including academic and career concerns, family and relationship problems, coping with societal oppression and discrimination, and transitioning to a new phase of life. Counseling can be an effective and powerful tool towards managing stress, providing emotional support, exploring interpersonal patterns, and reducing and treating symptoms of mental health disorders.

The Law School Counseling Center, a partnership with Empowered Therapy, Inc., offers on-site confidential services for law school students. We accept CampusCare Insurance through UIC and other private insurance plans, and offer a low-cost self-pay option for students who are uninsured, underinsured, or have limited financial means.

Our Services

The Law School Counseling Center offers:

  • Individual counseling
  • Relationship counseling
  • Disability accommodations evaluations
  • Wellness workshops and educational programming
  • Consultation for faculty and staff

How to Access Services

Individual and Relationship Counseling: Sessions are by appointment only. In order to make a first appointment, you will speak with a Counseling Center staff member to discuss what options are available. Please contact us via email at UICLSCC@empoweredtherapy.org or leave a message on our confidential voicemail at (312) 722-6932. In your message, please include your phone number, email address, and the best days and times to reach you. Please note: Inquiries will be answered within one business day. If this is a mental health emergency, do not wait for an appointment. Please see the emergency section of this webpage or call 9-1-1.

Wellness Workshops: Faculty, staff, clinics, and student groups can contact the Law School Counseling Center at UICLSCC@empoweredtherapy.org to discuss a potential workshop for members of the law school community.

Faculty and Staff Consultation: Reach out to the Student Support and Emergency Team at law-studentlife@uic.edu or contact the Counseling Center at UICLSCC@empoweredtherapy.org to schedule a time to talk privately.

In Case of Emergency

If you are experiencing a life-threatening situation or are in immediate danger of harming yourself or someone else, please do not wait for an appointment at the Law School Counseling Center. Go to the nearest emergency room or dial 911. To locate the closest emergency room, students can visit www.ushospitalfinder.com.

The nearest hospitals to UIC Law are:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 East Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: (312) 926-2000

University of Illinois Chicago Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Phone: (312) 996-7297

Crisis Hotlines:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK(8255)
The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Suicide Prevention Hotline): (866) 488-7386
National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE(7233)
National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-HOPE(4673)
Illinois Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 25-ABUSE(2.2873)
Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline: (888) 293-2080