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 (Tele)Talk: Let's Talk is now Let's (Tele)Talk and available for students via Zoom. Students can learn more about the drop-in counseling sessions here.

Virtual Workshops and Gathering Spaces: W orkshops 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.

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.

Weekly Meditation Sessions

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.

Visit the Mindfulness in Law Society website to virtually attend.

Apps to Support Your Wellness


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