Mental Health counseling


To all current Parkland students, professional faculty counselors in the Counseling Service department offer:

  • Free, short-term, solution-focused, and confidential mental health counseling.  
  • Referrals to community agencies, when appropriate.
  • Psycho-educational workshops on a variety of topics. Currently, we are offering the RIO Series. Please see below for more information.

Counselors are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To schedule an intake appointment to learn more about our services, please call our office at 217/351-2219 or stop by the office. We are located in U-267.

If you need immediate assistance in case of medical or other emergencies, the Campus Police office at Parkland College is staffed 24 hours, and can be reached at 217/351-2369. Public Safety officers are available to anyone on the campus — students, faculty or staff.


If this is after-hours and you are in need of assistance, please call THE CRISIS LINE at 217/359-4141. They provide 24-hour suicide prevention and crisis hotline to the Champaign County area. 


Feeling Stuck? Ready for change?

Counseling Services is offering the RIO Sessions:

Join us for drop-in sessions led by experienced counselors. Come one time or come every week!

Let RIO sessions help you:

  • Manage stress, anxiety, and other emotions productively
  • Learn simple, practical mindfulness skills
  • Identify what's not working for you and how to create change
  • Stay focused and increase your social support

The sessions are free and are open to all currently enrolled Parkland students.

The sessions will be held in U-268, the Counseling Services conference room. No registration needed for the sessions.

The door to U-268 will be open 5 minutes prior to the start of each session, please just stop in. The sessions will be informational and interactive. You are not required to share personal information.

Fall 2019 Times:

Sessions start September 11, 2019. 

Sessions will be every Monday at 2-3pm and Tuesdays at 10-11am.

Please consider dropping in.