The Family Therapy Clinic of NIU Wirtz Hall 146 DeKalb, IL 60115 Phone: (815) 753-1684
The Family Therapy Clinic of NIU provides mental health treatment for people experiencing a wide range of difficulties. Many of these difficulties have to do with very ordinary things—identifying and addressing conflicts and problems with a partner, spouse, children, parents, siblings, an elderly family member, roommates; juggling responsibilities; or making decisions about marriage, friendship, school, or career.
Some difficulties go beyond the ordinary. Family Therapy professionals also help people with more persistent difficulties or more severe reactions to life’s stresses such as child or adolescent behavior problems; physical, sexual, or psychological abuse in relationships; drug or alcohol abuse; problems related to eating or sleeping; feelings of despair, loneliness, anxiety, fear, or thoughts of suicide.
We periodically offer an adolescent girl’s empowerment group in collaboration with the DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau.
The Family Therapy Clinic has also collaborated with some NIU instructors to allow students in their counseling and family classes the opportunity to experience a brief exploration of the therapeutic process.