The Center offers confidential support groups centered on topics such as self-esteem, exploring sexuality, women in connection, and surviving stranger/acquaintance sexual assault. Support groups vary from year to year, depending on interest. Contact Sara Walz for further information.
Current Support Groups
- New Moms' Support Group, Chicago Campus
The group provides a place for new mothers to discuss their experiences, concerns, and thoughts about being a new mom. Discussions include work/life balance, sleep, nursing and feeding and the impact of parenting on relationships. The group meets the second Monday of every month from 12-1pm in the Women’s Center in Abbott Hall, Room 1400. Facilitator: Sara Walz, LCSW. RSVP appreciated.
- New Moms' Support Group, Evanston Campus
The group provides a place for new mothers to discuss their experiences, concerns, and thoughts about being a new mom. Discussions include work/life balance, sleep, nursing and feeding and the impact of parenting on relationships. The group meets the third Tuesday of every month from 12-1pm upstairs in the Women’s Center library. Facilitator: Sara Walz, LCSW. RSVP appreciated.
The Women’s Center offers counseling for students, staff, and faculty, regardless of gender.
- Individual counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault, and/or relationship violence, as well as for those affected by sexual harassment and/or discrimination
- Support groups that address a wide variety of topics and concerns
In case of a mental health emergency during overnights or weekends, contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at (847) 491-8100 or University Police at (847) 491-3456 on the Evanston campus or (312) 503-3456 on the Chicago campus.
There is no charge for counseling, which is available to students, staff, and faculty. To schedule an intake appointment, contact Sara Walz, LCSW, counseling coordinator for both campuses. Following the intake, regular sessions will commence with a member of the counseling team.To leave a confidential voicemail message, call (847) 491-2735.
Our counseling services utilize a feminist therapy model, focusing on strengths and empowerment of the individual, the impact of gender on identity, and the importance of relationship and connection in healing. Additionally, these models incorporate social justice, feminist theory and the new scholarship on women.
Individuals of any gender may utilize the Center’s services for up to 52 sessions. If further counseling is needed, we make every effort to refer clients to private clinicians or community-based programs, depending on their ability to pay.Back to top