Counseling

Our Support Extends Well Beyond the Classroom

At Oak Point, we’re here for you, and we provide the support you need to find success in the classroom and in life.

Oak Point recognizes that life can be overwhelming at times. That’s why we offer students access to personal counseling services at no charge. If you need emotional or mental health support, do not hesitate to contact Counseling & Wellness Services.


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Counseling & Wellness Services Offers:

  • Short-term individual counseling
  • TeleMental HealthTM counseling (via phone or email)
  • Crisis intervention
  • Consultation
  • Referrals to community resources and other providers
  • Workshops and presentations
  • Growth and support groups

If you are interested in any of these services, please send an inquiry to counseling@oakpoint.edu or contact one of our Personal Counselors below.

Personal Counselors

Susan Siokos, EdD, LCPC, BC-TMH™
susan.siokos@oakpoint.edu
(630) 537-9853
Office 6S35

Concerns Addressed in Counseling

Students seek counseling for a wide variety of concerns including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Personal growth
  • Academic stress
  • Relationship/family issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Time management
  • Substance use issues and concerns
  • Self-esteem
  • Body image
  • Grief
  • Stress management
  • Self-care
  • Life transitions

Confidentiality Policy

Everything you talk about with your counselor is confidential. Counselors respect your information in accordance with state and federal laws and professional ethical standards. Counselors will not disclose any of your information outside of CWS without your written consent. By law, exceptions with confidentiality may occur when there is a threat of harm to self or others, an indication of child or elder abuse, and/or a signed judge’s subpoena requesting information.


Making an Appointment

Please email an appointment request, including a brief description of your availability to counseling@oakpoint.edu. One of the Personal Counselors will connect with you to schedule a meeting in a timely manner (within 24 hours or the next business day).

If you prefer to meet with one of the Personal Counselors specifically, you may also contact Susan Siokos directly via Oak Point email or phone. The Personal Counselors will do their best to accommodate your request, however, scheduling is based on availability.

If you are unable to immediately reach one of our Personal Counselors and you are in need of urgent, non-emergency counseling assistance, please contact the AMITA Health Crisis Line at (708) 681-HELP (708-681-4357) for support and recommendations.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or visit your nearest hospital’s emergency department.


Mental, Behavioral & Emotional Health Resources


Oak Point & AMITA Health Behavioral Medicine Institute Collaboration

Counseling & Wellness Services is pleased to collaborate with Rachel Kazez, LCSW in her role as Oak Point University/AMITA Health Behavioral Medicine Institute student liaison.

AMITA Health Behavioral Medicine Institute provides outpatient treatment options through Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center including individual, family, and group therapy, psychiatric medication services, community support, case management, adolescent and pediatric intensive outpatient group programs, and adult intensive group programs.

To inquire about AMITA Health Behavioral Medicine Institute’s outpatient treatment options and sliding scale rates, please contact Rachel at (312) 491-5407. The clinic’s direct intake line, if you prefer, is (312) 770-2905.

For more information about services and other locations, please visit AMITA Health.