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Counseling & Support

The counseling department at Cristo Rey is committed to identifying, processing, and addressing the individual needs of our students, whether they be personal and/or academic.

We provide professional individual counseling services to students while creating a safe, caring and supportive environment. The counseling department aims to breakdown the stigma that surrounds mental health and we promote self-care to students. We teach students strategies to help them understand and cope with issues that may come up during adolescence.

We recognize every student is different and we meet them where they are, therefore we design our goals based on the unique needs of each student.

Mental Health Resources

Suicide and Crisis
National suicide Prevention Lifeline:
1-800-273-8255 or visit: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

The National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1-800-799-7233 or visit: http://www.thehotline.org/

Mental Health Conditions
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
240-485-1001 or visit: https://adaa.org/

Finding Treatment
Psychology Today offers a national directory of therapists, psychiatrists and other treatment facility options. Visit: https://www.psychologytoday.com/

SAMHSA Treatment Locator provides referrals to low cost/sliding scale mental healthcare, substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment.800-662-4357 or visit: https://www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

The City of Chicago's Department of Public Health offers a number of resources: http://cdph.purplebinder.com/


Abigail Backer

Counseling Intern

Joan Brennan

School Counselor

Lorena De Santiago Gilliat

School Counselor

Gabriela Garcia

Director of Counseling

Karen Laureano

School Counselor

Lynn Weishaupt

Counseling Intern