The mission of Lang Center is to create a safe and supportive environment to meet the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the Rockford University community. Differences in ability are valued as an integral component of a diverse community. Disability Support Services (DSS) facilitates an accessible educational experience for students who have disabilities and serves as a resource to all members of the campus community.

We are located north of (behind) Howard Colman Library and west (left) of Cummings Complex, with the entrance door on the southeast corner of the building off of parking lot D.

Confidentiality Statement

Lang Center for Health, Wellness, Counseling, and Disability Support Services respects and preserves the privacy and confidentiality of all patient and client communications. All visits are confidential. Information cannot be released without the patient’s written consent. Information, whether written, spoken, recorded electronically or printed will receive the same level of protection. As nurses and counselors, we are health professionals that are required by law to report any suspected ongoing child abuse or neglect. In addition to the required mandated report status, the issue of confidentiality may be waived in situations where danger to self or others is imminent.

Meet Our Staff

Kristen ClarkeMSW, LCSW – Director of Counseling Services/ Interim Director Of Lang Center
Kristen Clarke received her BSW from University of St. Francis and MSW from Aurora University. She specializes in mood disorders including depression and bipolar, as well as anxiety disorders.  Kristen believes that college students are at a unique place in their lives that present new challenges.  Kristen works with students to sort out past issues and current stressors to help students navigate through the college years and prepare themselves for their future endeavors. 

Amber DiCosola, NCC – Counselor
Amber DiCosola joined the Lang Center staff in August of 2017. She received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Western Illinois University. Her approach to working with individuals coming to counseling is for it to be an open, collaborative environment. She enjoys working with the college population because of their motivation and energy. She uses a combinations of therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Amber believes all students have the capacity to resolve their problems.

Patty Schneider, RN, BSN – Nurse 
Patty received her BSN from NIU in 1989, and worked for 15 years on the Adult Medical/Oncology Unit at Swedish American Hospital. Patty enjoys assisting, educating and empowering students to make healthy choices. She believes that these choices directly impact their future health and vitality.

Jamil Hussain, MD
Dr. Hussain is an experienced and well-established Family Practice Physician in the Rockford Community.  His special interest in family practice, in addition to his high level of professionalism and care, greatly benefits Rockford University as our consulting physician.

Laura Godin, Office Manager
Laura received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rockford University.  Laura has previously worked in Student Administrative Services at Rockford University and in her role as Office Manager at Lang provides support to all of our students especially in the areas of record keeping, health insurance, both domestic and international, immunizations, and billing.


Department Information

Lang Center

5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
fax: 815-226-3335

Fall/Spring Hours:
Walk-in hours: Mon- Fri - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Other hours are available by appointment
Physician available by appt - Tues afternoons
Patients must make appointments for the physician or counseling services

Summer Hours:
Walk-in hours: Tues-Thurs - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Mon & Fri - Closed
Other hours available by appointment