Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Counselor Licensure Educational Requirements IDFPR Description of Classes Required
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School (a-z)DegreeContact Information
CACREP
accred.
Adler School of Professional PsychologyMaster of Arts in Counseling PsychologyPeter Liu, Ph.D.
pliu@adler.edu
312-662-4000
17 N. Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60602
312-662-4000
No
Adler School of Professional PsychologyMaster of Arts in Counseling Psychology: Art TherapyDeb Paskind, Ph.D.
dpaskind@adler.edu
312-662-4000
17 N. Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60602
312-662-4000
No
Adler School of Professional PsychologyMaster of Arts in Marriage & Family CounselingAmy Zavada, Ph.D.
azavada@adler.edu
312-662-4000
17 N. Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60602
312-662-4000
No
Adler School of Professional PsychologyMaster of Arts in Counseling & Organizational PsychologyPeter Liu, Ph.D.
pliu@adler.edu
312-662-4000
17 N. Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60602
312-662-4000
No
Adler School of Professional PsychologyM.A. Counseling: Specialization in Forensic PsychologyPeter Liu, Ph.D.
pliu@adler.edu
312-662-4000
17 N. Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60602
312-662-4000
No
Adler School of Professional PsychologyDoctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)David Castro-Blanco, Ph.D., ABPP .
dcastroblanco@adler.edu
312-662-4000
17 N. Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60602
312-662-4000
No
Benedictine UniversityMaster of Science in Clinical PsychologyEnrollment Center
admissions@ben.edu
(630) 829-6000
Enrollment Center
Lownik Hall
5700 College Rd
Lisle, IL 60532
No
Bradley UniversityMaster of Arts in Human Development (Community/Agency Counseling)Jobie Skaggs
jskaggs@bradley.edu
(309) 677-3191
Department of Human Development
1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625
Yes
Bradley UniversityMaster of Arts in Human Development (School Counseling)Bob Davison Aviles
Rdavisonaviles@bradley.edu
(309) 677-3174
Department of Human Development
1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625
Yes
Capella UniversityM.S. Mental Health Counseling1-888-227-2736
Yes
Capella UniversityM.S. Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling/Therapy1-888-227-2736
Yes
Capella UniversityM.S. School Counseling1-888-227-2736
Yes
Center For Religion and Psychotherapy of ChicagoAdvanced Certificate Program in Self Psychology and ReligionCatherine Burris-Schnur
crcpchicago@aol.com
(312) 263-4368
30 N Michigan Ave #1920
Chicago, IL 60602
No
Chicago State UniversityMaster of Arts in Counseling (Clinical Mental Health)Karen McCurtis-Witherspoon (Grad. Counseling Program Director)
kmccurti@csu.edu
(773) 995-3879
Department of Psychology
9501 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628
Yes
Chicago State UniversityMaster of Arts in Counseling (School)Karen McCurtis-Witherspoon (Grad. Counseling Program Director)
kmccurti@csu.edu
(773) 995-3879
Department of Psychology
9501 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628
Yes
Chicago State UniversityType 73 CertificationKaren McCurtis-Witherspoon (Grad. Counseling Program Director)
kmccurti@csu.edu
(773) 995-3879
Department of Psychology
9501 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628
No
Concordia University ChicagoM.A. Clinical Mental Helath CounselingDirect Questions to:
grad.admission@cuchicago.edu
(708) 209-4093
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305
No
Concordia University ChicagoM.A. School CounselingDirect Questions to:
grad.admission@cuchicago.edu
(708) 209-4093
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305
No
Concordia University ChicagoType 73 CertificationDirect Questions to:
grad.admission@cuchicago.edu
(708) 209-4093
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305

DePaul UniversityM.A. Community CounselingDirect Questions to:
edgradadmissions@depaul.edu
(773) 325-4405
Human Services & Counseling Department
1 East Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604

DePaul UniversityM.Ed Community CounselingDirect Questions to:
edgradadmissions@depaul.edu
(773) 325-4405
Human Services & Counseling Department
1 East Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604

DePaul UniversityM.A. School CounselingDirect Questions to:
edgradadmissions@depaul.edu
(773) 325-4405
Human Services & Counseling Department
1 East Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604

DePaul UniversityM.Ed. School CounselingDirect Questions to:
edgradadmissions@depaul.edu
(773) 325-4405
Human Services & Counseling Department
1 East Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604
No
Eastern Illinois UniversityM.A. Clinical PsychologyWesley Allan, Ph.D
wallan@eiu.edu
(217) 581-6611
Psychology Department
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL 61920
No
Eastern Illinois UniversitySpecialist in School PsychologyMike Havey, Ph.D, Coordinator
jmhavey@eiu.edu
(217) 581-3523
Psychology Department
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL 61920
No
Eastern Illinois UniversityM.S. in Counseling (Clinical)Richard Roberts, Ph.D. Dept. Chair
rlroberts@eiu.edu
(217) 581-2400
Counseling & Student Development
600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
Yes
Eastern Illinois UniversityM.S. in Counseling (School)Richard Roberts, Ph.D. Dept. Chair
rlroberts@eiu.edu
(217) 581-2400
Counseling & Student Development
600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
Yes
Chicago School of Professional PsychologyM.A. in Forensic Psychologyphone: (312) 329-6600325 N. Wells Street Chicago, IL 60654No
Chicago School of Professional PsychologyM.A. in Clinical Psychology-Counseling Specializationphone: (312) 329-6600325 N. Wells Street Chicago, IL 60654No
Chicago School of Professional PsychologyM.A. in Clinical Psychology-Applied Behavior Analysis Specializationphone: (312) 329-6600325 N. Wells Street Chicago, IL 60654No
Garrett-Evangelical Theological SeminaryMaster of DivinityDavid Hogue, Ph.D.
david.hogue@garrett.edu
(847) 866-3983
2121 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL 60201
No
Governors State UniversityM.A Community Counseling708.534.5000
gsunow@govst.edu
1 University Parkway University Park, Illinois 60466Yes
Governors State UniversityM.A. in Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling/Therapy708.534.5000
gsunow@govst.edu
1 University Parkway University Park, Illinois 60466Yes
Governors State UniversityM.A School Counseling708.534.5000
gsunow@govst.edu
1 University Parkway University Park, Illinois 60466Yes
Institute for Clinical Social WorkM.A. Clinical Counseling312.935.4232
http://www.icsw.edu/
At Robert Morris Center
401 South State Street, Suite 822
Chicago, IL 60605

Illinois Institute of TechnologyM.S. Rehabilitation CounselingEun-Jeong Lee, Ph.D
elee20@iit.edu
312-567-5202
Room 252, Life Sciencs Building
3101 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60616
Yes
Illinois State UniversityM.S. and M.A. in PsychologyIllinois State University
Department of Psychology
Phone: (309) 438-8651
Illinois State University
Department of Psychology
Campus Box 4620
Normal, IL 61790
No
Judson UniversityM.A. in Clinical Mental Health CounselingAmber Randolph, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, amber.randolph@judsonu.edu, (847) 628-1109

Elgin Address:
1151 N. State St., Elgin, IL 60123

Rockford Address:
1055 Featherstone Rd., Rockford, IL 61107

No
Lewis UniversityM.A. in School CounselingOffice of Graduate & Adult Admission
Phone: (815) 836-5610
Fax: (815) 836-5578
E-mail: grad@lewisu.edu
Office of Graduate & Adult Admission
Box 1213
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
No
Lewis UniversityM.A. in CounselingOffice of Graduate & Adult Admission
Phone: (815) 836-5610
Fax: (815) 836-5578
E-mail: grad@lewisu.edu
Office of Graduate & Adult Admission
Box 1213
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
No
Lincoln Christian SeminaryM.A. in Counseling Office of Admissions
Phone: (217) 732-7788 extension 2274.         
Email: info@lincolnchristian.edu
Office of Admissions
LCU Seminary
100 Campus View Drive
Lincoln, IL 62656
Yes
Lindenwood UniversityM.A. in School CounselingKen, Kubicek, Ph.D.
kkubicek@lindenwood.edu
(618) 222-1050
Professional & School Counseling Program
2600 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62226
No
Lindenwood UniversityM.A. in Professional CounselingKen, Kubicek, Ph.D.
kkubicek@lindenwood.edu
(618) 222-1050
Professional & School Counseling Program
2600 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62226
No
Loyola University ChicagoM. Ed. Educational PsychologySchool of Education
(312) 915-6800
SchlEduc@luc.edu
School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
No
Loyola University ChicagoM. Ed. / Ed. S. School PsychologySchool of Education
(312) 915-6800
SchlEduc@luc.edu
School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
No
Loyola University ChicagoM. A. Community CounselingSchool of Education
(312) 915-6800
SchlEduc@luc.edu
School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
No
Loyola University ChicagoM. Ed. Community CounselingSchool of Education
(312) 915-6800
SchlEduc@luc.edu
School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
No
Loyola University ChicagoM. Ed. School CounselingSchool of Education
(312) 915-6800
SchlEduc@luc.edu
School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
No
Loyola University ChicagoM.A. Pastoral CounselingSchool of Education
(312) 915-6800
SchlEduc@luc.edu
School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
No
McKendree UniversityM.A. in Professional Counseling

Dr. Julie Smirl, PhD, LCPC

(618) 537-6137
jmsmirl@mckendree.edu

Department of Psychology
McKendree University
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254
No
Midwestern University-Downers GroveDoctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)(630) 515-6171555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
No
National-Louis UniversityM. S. Human Services/Gerontology CounselingCall Us Toll-free: 1.888.NLU.TODAY
NLUINFO@nl.edu

No
National-Louis UniversityM. S Human Services/ Community CounselingCall Us Toll-free: 1.888.NLU.TODAY
NLUINFO@nl.edu

Yes
National-Louis UniversityM. S. Human Services / School CounselingCall Us Toll-free: 1.888.NLU.TODAY
NLUINFO@nl.edu

Yes
National-Louis UniversityType 73 EndorsementCall Us Toll-free: 1.888.NLU.TODAY
NLUINFO@nl.edu

No
National-Louis UniversityM. S. Human Services/Addictions CounselingCall Us Toll-free: 1.888.NLU.TODAY
NLUINFO@nl.edu

No
Northeastern Illinois UniversityM.A. Community CounselingMei-Whei Chen , Ph.D.
M-chen@neiu.edu
(773) 442-5556
Department of Counselor Education
Northeastern Illinois University
5550 N. St. Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Yes
Northeastern Illinois UniversityM.A. Family CounselingSara Schwarzbaum, Ed.D.
S-schwarzbaum@neiu.edu
(773) 442-5553
Department of Counselor Education
Northeastern Illinois University
5550 N. St. Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Yes
Northeastern Illinois UniversityM.A. Rehabilitation CounselingKen Currier, Ph.D.
K-currier@neiu.edu
(773) 442-5576
Department of Counselor Education
Northeastern Illinois University
5550 N. St. Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
No
Northeastern Illinois UniversityM.A. School CounselingChuck Pistorio, Ph.D.
C-pistorio@neiu.edu
(773) 442-5551
Department of Counselor Education
Northeastern Illinois University
5550 N. St. Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Yes
Northern Illinois UniversityM.S. in Counseling: Career Counseling
Department of Counseling, Adult, and Higher Education
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Yes
Northern Illinois UniversityM.S. in Counseling: Community Counseling
Department of Counseling, Adult, and Higher Education
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Yes
Northern Illinois UniversityM.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy
Department of Family, Consumer, & Nutrition Sciences
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
No
Northern Illinois UniversityM.S. Rehabilitation CounselingLin Shi, Ph.D
lshi@niu.edu
(815) 753-6349
Department of Communicative Disorders
DeKalb, IL 60115
No
Northern Illinois UniversityCounselor Education and Supervision (Ed.D)Deborah Gough, Ed.D.
dgough@niu.edu
(815) 753-6519

Yes
Northern Illinois UniversityM.S. Counseling: School CounselingScott Wickman , Ph.D
swickman@niu.edu
(815)753-9324
Department of Counseling, Adult, and Higher Education
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Yes
Northwestern UniversityClinical PsychologyMark Reinecke, Ph.D., Chief, Division of Psych.
m-reinecke@northwestern.edu
Phone (312) 908-1465
Division of Psychology
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Abbott Hall, Suite 1205
710 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611
No
Northwestern UniversityCounseling Masters ProgramAva Carn-Watkins, Ph.D.
Interim Program Director
Counseling Psychology
counseling-psychology@northwestern.edu
(847) 733-4300
Counseling Psychology
Northwestern University
618 Library Place
Evanston, IL 60201
No
Northwestern University
Online

Olivet Nazarene UniversityM.A. in Professional CounselingRebecca Taylor, Ph.D., Director
rtaylor@olivet.edu
One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
No
Olivet Nazarene UniversityM.A. School CounselingRebecca Taylor, Ph.D., Director
rtaylor@olivet.edu
One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
No
Quincy UniversityM.A. School CounselingLaura Stephens
stephla@quincy.edu
(217) 228-5432
1800 College
Quincy, IL 62301
No
Quincy UniversityM.A. Community CounselingLaura Stephens
stephla@quincy.edu
(217) 228-5432
1800 College
Quincy, IL 62301
No
Roosevelt UniversityCommunity Counseling(312) 341-3500430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605Yes
Roosevelt UniversityClinical Mental Health Counseling(312) 341-3500430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605Yes
Roosevelt UniversityM.A. in Clinical Professional Psychology(312) 341-3500430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605No
Roosevelt UniversityM.A. in Clinical Psychology(312) 341-3500430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605No
Roosevelt UniversitySchool Counseling(312) 341-3500430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605No
Roosevelt UniversityCounseling and Human Services Master of Arts(312) 341-3500430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605No
Rosalind Franklin UniversityM.S. Psychology: Clinical CounselingKenneth Kessler, Ph.D., Program Director
Kenneth.Kessler@rosalindfranklin.edu
(847) 578-8740
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
3333 Green Bay Rd
North Chicago, IL 60064
No
Saint Xavier UniversityCommunity CounselingChicago Campus: (773) 298-3000
Orland Park Campus: (708) 802-6200
Chicago Campus:
3700 West 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60655
Orland Park Campus: 18230 Orland Parkway, Orland Park, IL 60467
No
Saint Xavier UniversitySchool CounselingChicago Campus: (773) 298-3000
Orland Park Campus: (708) 802-6200
Chicago Campus:
3700 West 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60655
Orland Park Campus: 18230 Orland Parkway, Orland Park, IL 60467
No
Southern Illinois University CarbondaleM.S. Ed. School CounselingBrett Zyromski
zyromski@siu.edu
(618) 453-6918
Educational Psychology & Special Ed. Department
Wham Building 223
Carbondale, IL 62901
Yes
Southern Illinois University CarbondaleM.S. Ed. Community CounselingKimberly Asner-Self
kasner@siu.edu
(618) 536-7763
Educational Psychology & Special Ed. Department
Wham Building 223
Carbondale, IL 62901
Yes
Southern Illinois University CarbondaleM.S. Ed. Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling/TherapyTracy Stinchfield
tstinch@siu.edu
Educational Psychology & Special Ed. Department
Wham Building 223
Carbondale, IL 62901
Yes
Southern Illinois University CarbondaleM.S. Rehabilitation CounselingJane Nichols
jlnichols@siu.edu
Rehn Hall, Room 329A
618-453-8291
Educational Psychology & Special Ed. Department
Wham Building 223
Carbondale, IL 62901
No
Southern Illinois University CarbondalePh.D Counselor EducationDr. Debra Pender
dpender@siu.edu
618-453-2311
Educational Psychology & Special Ed. Department
Wham Building 223
Carbondale, IL 62901
Yes
Southern Illinois University EdwardsvilleM.A Art Therapy CounselingMegan A. Robb, MA, ATR-BC,LPC,NCC 
618-650-3198
mrobb@siue.edu
Department of Art and Design
Box 1764
Edwardsville, IL 62026
No
The Chicago School of the Art InstituteMaster of Arts in Art Therapy(312) 899-7481
arttherapy@saic.edu
Sharp building, 7th floor
37 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
No
The Chicago Theological SeminaryMaster of Divinity(773) 752-57575757 S. University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
No
Trinity Christian CollegeM.A. Counseling Psychology(708) 239-3900
graduatestudies@trnty.edu
6601 W. College Dr.
Palos Heights, IL 60463

Trinity International UniversityMaster of Arts in Counseling Psychologycodept@tiu.edu
(847) 317-8045
2065 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
No
Trinity International UniversityM.A. Counseling Ministriescodept@tiu.edu
(847) 317-8045
2065 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
No
University of Illinois-ChampaignM.S. RehabilitationDavid Strauser, Ph.D.
strauser@uiuc.edu
(217) 244-3936
Department of Community Health
1206 South Fourth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
No
University of Illinois-ChicagoClinical Psychologypschinfo@uic.edu
(312) 996-2434
601 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
No
University of Illinois-SpringfieldM.A. Human Development Counseling : CommunityHolly Thompson, Ph.D., Coordinator
hthom2@uis.edu
(217) 206-7568
Dept. of Human Development Counseling
U of I at Springfield
Springfield, IL 62703
Yes
University of Illinois-SpringfieldM.A. in Human Development Counseling: SchoolJames Klein, Ed.D., Coordinator
jklei4@uis.edu
(217) 206-6883
Dept. of Human Development Counseling
U of I at Springfield
Springfield, IL 62703
Yes
University of Illinois-SpringfieldM.A. In Human Development Counseling: Marriage and Family TherapyWilliam Abler, Ph.D., Co-Coordinator
abler.bill@uis.edu
(217) 206-7567
Dept. of Human Development Counseling
U of I at Springfield
Springfield, IL 62703
No
Walden UniversityM.S. Mental Health Counseling1-866-492-5336
Yes
Webster UniversityM.A. in Counselingchicago@webster.edu
(815) 356-9619
Counseling Department
100 South Main Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
No
Western Illinois UniversityCounselor Education Department - Community CounselingDr. Rebecca Newgent - Department Chair
ra-newgent@wiu.edu
Department of Counselor Education
3561 60th Street
Moline, IL 61265
Yes
Western Illinois UniversityCounselor Education Department - School Counseling
Dr. Rebecca Newgent - Department Chair
ra-newgent@wiu.edu
Department of Counselor Education
3561 60th Street
Moline, IL 61265
Yes
Wheaton CollegeDoctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D); Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D)
Benjamin Pyykkonen, Ph.D - Clinical Psychology Program Director
ben.pyykkonen@wheaton.edu
(630) 752-5759

Psychology Department
501 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
No
Wheaton CollegeM.A. in Clinical Mental Heath Counseling
Ki Chae, Ph.D, CMHC Program Director
ki.chae@wheaton.edu
(630) 752-5082
Psychology Department
501 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
Yes
Wheaton CollegeM.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy
David Van Dyke, MFT Program Director
david.vandyke@wheaton.edu
(630) 752-5175
Psychology Department
501 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
No