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DePaul renames University Counseling Services, hires six new clinicians


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​As shared via email on June 28, DePaul has renamed University Counseling Services. Now University Counseling and Psychological Services, the department is staffed with six full-time clinicians dedicated to serving DePaul students' mental health needs. Two more staff members will join the team later this summer.​ The department name change reflects current practice in higher education and the community-based counseling nature of the services.

“We are happy to welcome our new clinicians to DePaul, and to be able to offer a full range of clinical mental health services to DePaul students," says Tow Yau, director of UCAPS. “We're also pleased to continue to offer 24/7 mental health services via phone, which many students have found quite helpful."

Registered, degree-seeking students enrolled for classes for the current quarter can talk to a therapist or schedule a brief screening and consultation appointment in the following ways:

  • To speak directly to a therapist, students should call 773-325-CARE (2273) and select option one, if prompted.
  • To schedule an on-campus brief screening and consultation, students should call 773-325-CARE (2273) during regular business hours and select option two.
  • Beginning July 1, students can navigate to and click on "Schedule an Appointment."

Faculty and staff also can call UCAPS Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and select option two to refer students or to consult with a clinician.  ​International students can call the support line and access will be established by mid-July. Check the website​ for updates.