We offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and the entire Loyola community as we mourn the loss of Colleen Zirkle, class of 2016. During this painful time, please see important information on coping with grief.
We are here to help you succeed
There are many reasons why someone might seek counseling. It is not always sought in times of crisis. Seeking counseling is a sign of strength that you have insight into matters that you would like to improve.
The Counseling Center offers experienced professionals who can help you explore many different concerns. We value each person for his or her unique personality, perspective, background, and culture. Many students visit the Counseling Center to explore life transitions and their own identities.
- Do you wonder "who am I? How do others view me?"
- Are you looking to connect with others who feel the way that you do?
- Do you feel comfortable at Loyola?
- Do you want to feel more comfortable expressing who you are?
- Are your relationships going the way that you would like?
- Do you feel pressure to look or perform a certain way?
- Have you felt judged for who you are?
- Have you ever felt like you don't fit in because of your looks, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, spiritual beliefs, or something else?
- Have you felt unsafe because of who you are?
- Have you felt like the representative voice for a whole group?
- Have you heard hurtful language about a group you belong to?
- Have you been treated unjustly by others?
If you can relate to any of these concerns or have other concerns, please check out Who am I?/How do Others View Me? and consider coming to the Counseling Center. We encourage students to use our free, confidential services. Our counselors provide safe, supportive, and caring relationships for exploring your concerns. Understanding a situation before it reaches a stage of crisis can make a big difference. We encourage you to come in, even if you are not sure if counseling is what you need. With a counselor's help, you can discuss alternatives and decide the best way to proceed.
If you feel that you are being treated unjustly by others, we would like to offer our help. Insensitivity to others and discrimination in any form is inconsistent with Loyola’s mission and values. Our counseling services and programs actively promote an awareness of and sensitivity toward differences of race, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, national origin, culture, sexual orientation, age, physical and mental abilities, religious/spiritual beliefs, financial status, and size/body shape among members of the Loyola community. We are here to help you or your student group explore the impact of cultural differences among students, faculty, administrators, and staff.
In addition to seeking support through the Counseling Center, you may anonymously report bias-related incidents to the Dean of Students Office through the following website:
Also, to see the Counseling Center's Mission Statement, please click here.
Important note: This site is not designed to respond to personal concerns or emergencies. In addition, since-mail is not checked regularly when the Counseling Center is closed, please see our list of emergency contacts in the case of an emergency.