Personal Counseling Assistance Program

On occasion an unexpected incident can cause personal feelings of doubt, depression, pain, and loss. The IVCC Personal Counseling Assistance Program (P-CAP) provides confidential and professional counseling assistance to enrolled students in emergency situations.  Counselors are professionally trained in mental health, personal development and relationship issues and can provide immediate, short-term assistance.  Referrals may be made to community agencies, medical services or public assistance for continued services.  IVCC does not provide long-term counseling services.

In the event you are experiencing a crisis or emergency situation when you are on campus, you will be given priority attention.  Please come to the Counseling Center in CTC 202 or call 815-224-0361 or 815-224-0324 or contact Mental Health Counseling and ResourcesWhen calling or visiting, be sure to indicate that you need to speak to a counselor about a personal and urgent issue so that you can be given first priority.

If you or someone you know is experiencing:

Low Self Esteem
Lack of Confidence
Eating Disorder
Feelings of Anxiety
Sexual Orientation Issues
Verbal/Physical Abuse
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Substance Use/Abuse
Fear of Failure

Is your P-CAP confidential?

Counseling sessions are confidential. IVCC Counselors operate within ACA professional guidelines and are professionally and ethically obligated to keep what you say confidential. Collaboration with referral sources and information about your counseling session (s) will be not be released to, or discussed with, anyone outside the P-CAP program without your explicit, written permission, except in the event of harm to self or others.

Your academic status will not be jeopardized by seeking assistance. The decision to utilize these services must be voluntary.
P-CAP is for all students of race, ethnicity, religion, & economic status.