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Find Balance and Support through NLU Counseling Services

With the start of a new school year it is important to create healthy beginnings.  Yet, even with good intentions of being productive, procrastination can kill academic success. When we put things off, we become less effective and often stressed at the notion of completing the task at hand. Distractions can creep in and we are left to scramble to stay on track. This pattern can lead to burn out and becoming fried as a student.

It is possible to end this pattern! Connecting to your motivation is the one secret to permanently ending procrastination once and for all. As the school year starts it is important to connect to why you are in school in the first place! Can you clarify what is important to you and why you want to succeed? Reminding yourself of your intentions and staying motivated will eliminate procrastination once and for all!

You don’t have to do it alone. There is help available! The Counseling Center at National Louis University can help with staying focused this school year and help you stay on track.

Interested in new possibilities this year? Check out these free services below:

NLU Student Support Group

Come to The NLU Student Support Group. It is for students interested in building community and connection while learning more about themselves and their relationships with others.

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm.
Starts September 24th
For more information contact

Mental Health and Wellness Workshop Series

The Mental Health and Wellness Workshop Series is an open forum for students to better understand themselves and their relationships with others while improving their student experience. Participants will learn valuable skills which can be applied immediately to raise their academic and personal lives to new heights.

The events are held monthly on Mondays at 4pm and are free and open to NLU students and staff.

The One Secret to Permanently Ending Procrastination: Plus Five Essential Tips for Not Becoming Fried This School Year

Monday, September 29, 2014. 4pm. Atrium Room

Additional Services
The Counseling Center also provides the following services at a cost to the student:
Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy

  • grouptherapyphotoRegular, weekly one-on-one meetings with a trained counselor.
  • Couple or Family Psychotherapy
  • Regular weekly couples counseling or family therapy with a trained counselor.
  • Stress Management
  • Life at NLU can bring its demands and challenges. Managing stress is a key component of success. Counselors are available for regular, weekly one-on-one meetings to develop strategies to manage stress.
  • Substance Abuse Assessment
  • Trained Certified Addictions Counselors are available to help with substance abuse and dependence issues.
  • Eating Concerns Assessment
  • Support and education around issues of body image

How do I seek support?

Getting the support you need is easy!

Simply contact the Counseling Center at to schedule an appointment or to learn more about the services offered to you.

Don’t wait until you feel overwhelmed! Reach out now to get the support you need as you begin the school year.

Danielle Laban

About Danielle Laban

Danielle is the Director of Student Experience at National Louis. She's an experienced student affairs professional who is focused on student success. Danielle earned her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Northern Colorado and her Master of Arts at Roosevelt University.