At Lang Wellness Center, we believe it is a sign of strength and courage when a member of the Rockford University community decides to seek help. With an open mind and a will to better your life, counseling can result in healthier choices and personal growth for those who go through the process. Many individuals come to us during times of crisis, high stress or emotional confusion. We can assist in developing and strengthening coping mechanisms and healthier lifestyle choices.
Professional counselors provide individual counseling for students, staff and faculty right here on campus. You will find a safe, confidential environment where individuals can address personal issues and conflicts by seeking professional assistance. Our staff has many years of experience in handling a broad range of clients and issues.
Lang counseling can provide crisis intervention, short-term psychotherapy, and referral services to off-campus resources. Our appointments are free of charge and confidential. Please contact Lang by phone to set up an appointment.

Possible reasons to seek professional assistance:

  • Grief
  • Homesickness/family issues
  • Sexual assault
  • Relationship issues
  • Addictions
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Eating problems
  • Alcohol/drug concerns
  • Depression/isolation
  • Academic issues
  • High stress/anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts


Support Groups

The Counseling Center offers a series of support groups on a variety of different topics/issues. Each group is facilitated by a counselor, and all participation is confidential.

Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Other hours by appointment. In emergency situations, counselors are available for walk-in appointments.


Kristen Clarke, MSW, LCSW, Director of Counseling Services

Autumn Schaal, MA, LPC, NCC, Personal Counselor and Disability Support Services Coordinator

Stephanie Garrison, MA, LPC, NCC Personal Counselor



Lang Wellness Center

Fall/Spring Hours:
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Available by appointment

Summer Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Available by appointment

Physician Service
Tuesday afternoons by appointment

Counseling Services
Available by appointment

5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
phone: 815-226-4083
fax:      815-226-3335