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Wellness Center

Erica M. Schweitzer, PsyD
Clinical Director and Confidential Advisor for Title IX

We are located by the Sports Complex side of the building where the "HOME OF THE HAWKS" wall is located.  Take elevator #6 or stairwell #5 up to the second floor.  Our office is in RM 2211. Walk right in and someone will always greet you with a smile.  Check us out! We’re friendly, non-judgmental, and know what it takes to be successful in college.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Wellness Centers of the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) is to provide best-practices mental health and psycho-social support services to students, faculty, and staff to:

  • Further the individual’s and community’s well-being
  • Support personal, academic, and professional success
  • Enhance the CCC learning and work environment

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Counseling for Personal Challenges

Counseling can help you address a host of challenges, including life transition; stress and time management; grief and loss; testing and public speaking anxiety; family issues; relationship conflict; veterans' re-entry; anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.                                  

Stress and Time Management Coaching

Being a college student is stressful. Wellness Center staff can help you create a stress and time management plan and develop other personal organizational skills.                                   

Connect to Public Aid & Community Resources

Many students are unaware that they qualify for various public aid programs such as SNAP, subsidized health insurance/Medicaid, unemployment, & supportive and emergency housing. The Wellness Center can help you learn more about these programs and how to apply and also assist you in connecting to low- or no-cost community resources, such as medical and dental care, groceries and hot meals, legal services, and child care.                                    

Drop in Discussion Groups

Drop in discussion groups are offered on topics relevant to college students, such as stress and time management, busy parents, anger management, and veterans issues. Check with your Wellness Center to see what is offered for each term.                     

Wellness Center Art Gallery  
To honor of the intersectionality of diverse identities, life’s challenges, and mental health support at Malcolm X College the Wellness Center is proud to announce the creation of a Wellness Center Art Gallery.  The Art Gallery includes personal stories, cultural expression and information, and visual expression of heritage and mental health issues.  This exhibit is located on the second-floor hallway of the Sports Complex outside of the Wellness Center.


February 2017 - Black History Month
March 2017 - Women's History Month
September 2017 - Latinx Heritage Month
October 2017 - LGBTQIA History Month
November 2017 - Native American Heritage Month 

Forthcoming installations: 
February 2018 - Black History Month
March 2018 - Women's History Month

If you are interested in contributing to the Art Gallery, please contact us at or stop in the Wellness Center.  We welcome written or visual contributions, stories, or any ideas you have regarding the Wellness Center Art Gallery.  Please contact us with any questions or concerns.  We hope you stop by and check it out!            




Faculty & Staff

Ivone Gutierrez, LCPC
Clinical Counselor

Amy Kallenberg, LCSW
Clinical Counselor 

Mercedes Santana
Wellness Center, Coordinator I        

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Contact Information

(312) 850-7122
1900 West Jackson Blvd.
Room 2211
Chicago, IL 60612-3145
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Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


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Wellness Center Home Page                                    

Crisis Services                                     

Counseling Services                                    

Connect to Public Benefits & Community Resources                                    

Sexual Assault/Harassment Support                                    

Evaluation for Learning Disabilities                                    

Workshops and Presentations                                    

For Faculty & Staff

Consultation for Faculty and Staff                                     

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Stress and Time Management                                    

Housing Resources                                    

Alcohol & Drug Info & Support                                    

Affordable Care Act & Insurance Sign-Up                                    

ULifeline Mental Health Screenings                              

Web Resources and PDFs                                    

Graduate-level Training Opportunities

The CCC Wellness Centers Clinical Training Program