Wellness Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services

Students can contact CAPS during business hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday at 847-491-2151. When students call in requesting to speak with their counselor or to the on-call counselor, program assistants will take messages and phone numbers and call the on-call or other appropriate CAPS clinician. This clinician will call the student back for a check-in or other assessment.

Students who currently have a provider at CAPS can reach out to their counselor directly by email or calling 847-491-2151 to leave a message for their counselor.

Visit the CAPS website for up-to-date information pertaining to services. The site also includes a referral database. Students who prefer not to contact CAPS for referral support can conduct their own search using the database.

After Hours: If you have an emergency outside the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday call 847-491-2151 - answering service personnel will put you in contact with a CAPS counselor - 24 hours a day, year-round.

Let's Talk: Let’s Talk is a program for Northwestern students that offers drop-in consultations with a member of the Chicago CAPS staff. These consultation meetings are informal, friendly, and confidential. Students can learn more about the drop-in counseling sessions here.

Virtual Workshops and Gathering Spaces: Workshops are designed to help you learn how to best navigate stressful times, get unstuck from negative thoughts and feelings, and find meaning in the midst of chaos, and the virtual gathering spaces are an opportunity to connect to peers and to share experiences, support, and resources.

TimelyCare: TimelyCare is in addition to Northwestern’s existing confidential services, and gives you access to a number of virtual well-being resources, including:

  • Scheduled Counseling: appointment-based, individual mental health sessions with a licensed counselor.
  • TalkNow: on-demand access to a mental health practitioner to talk about anything at any time.
  • Health Coaching: scheduled appointments to help you address and maintain optimal sleep, nutrition, exercise, weight, and stress management strategies for a holistic well-being approach.
  • Group Sessions: weekly guided meditation and yoga group sessions, plus specialized discussions throughout the year.

Religious and Spiritual Life

Center for Awareness, Response, & Education (CARE): CARE's mission is to create a culture of healthy sexuality at Northwestern University where sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking are not tolerated. CARE is a confidential space for students impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence or stalking, including friends or partners of survivors. Care provides crisis services and survivor resources.

Northwestern Law Student Services

Lawyer's Assistance Program: The Lawyers’ Assistance Program is a not-for-profit organization that helps Illinois lawyers, judges, law students, and their families with stress related issues. LAP’s free and confidential services, including consultations, assessments, individual and group therapy, referrals and interventions, are available to all Illinois law students at no cost whatsoever. Law students can call LAP for assistance for themselves and for their classmates. Many law students also come to LAP with questions about how to deal with character and fitness issues. All of LAP’s services are totally free and confidential. Call toll-free at 800-LAP-1233 or the Chicago office at 312-726-6607. Email gethelp@illinoislap.org.

Mindfulness in Law Society: The Mindfulness in Law Society hosts half-hour “virtual sits” every Monday at 2:00 p.m. CST and every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. CST.

Anyone in the legal profession is welcome to attend. The sittings are good for beginners and experienced mindfulness practitioners. The format generally consists of about 20 minutes of guided meditation, with five minutes of gathering time at the beginning and 5 minutes for questions and comments at the end.

Gyms, Workout Spaces, and Intramurals

Apps to Support Your Wellness


Please contact Candace Bergeron, Associate Director of Student Engagement, Community, & Wellness at candace.bergeron@law.northwestern.edu with any questions or inquiries related to wellness at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.