Mental Health counseling


Short-term, solution-focused, and confidential mental health counseling is provided for currently enrolled students by professional faculty counselors.  Referrals are made to community agencies when appropriate.

Counselors also provide psycho-educational workshops on a variety of topics.

Students experiencing significant distress are seen as soon as possible.

Counselors are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For office hours, scheduling options, or more information, stop by U267 or call 217/351-2219.

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.

THE CRISIS LINE provides 24-hour suicide prevention and crisis hotline to the Champaign County area.217/359-4141.


Counseling Services is offering a two-part series designed to help you: 

  • Manage stress, anxiety, and other emotions productively
  • Learn mindfulness skills that can have a positive impact in the classroom and in your relationships.
  • Identify what’s most important to you and prioritize accordingly.

The series is open to all currently enrolled Parkland students, but you must be able to attend both sessions in the series. The sessions will be held in U-268, the Counseling Services conference room.

Please click the link and select your session

Monday / September 24 + October 1 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. | with Dennis Cockrum
Wednesday / October 24 + October 31 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. |with Angela Jancola
Tuesday / November 13 + November 20 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. |with Katie Schacht