Counseling Center

Contact Us/Emergency Number

Office Hours and Emergency Contact Number

The Counseling Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. In case of an off-campus emergency call 911.

In case of an on-campus emergency:


Brian Kelley, LCPC
Phone: 773-298-3137
Email: kelley@sxu.edu

Brian Kelley is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) with a B.A. in sociology from the University of Central Oklahoma and an M.A. in community counseling from Saint Xavier University. He is also a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
Brian has experience in both higher education and clinical agency settings. He believes that the therapeutic relationship is the single most important factor in how successful counseling will ultimately be. While his approach is challenging, Brian works in a collaborative and non-judgmental way to help clients discover their own answers and to help clients discover their full potential.

Carla Porter-White, M.A., LCPC 
Phone: 773-298-3688
Email: porterwhite@sxu.edu



Carla Porter-White is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a B.A. in psychology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a M.A. in clinical psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Carla has clinical experience in community agency and private practice settings, in addition to working with a wide range of ages and mental health concerns.

A strong therapeutic alliance, an effective technique and the student's desire to participate in counseling are key factors to success in counseling. Carla strives to create this space of success by listening attentively, being non-judgmental and recommending a mixture of therapeutic approaches that will help students progress on their path to good mental health.

Sarah Schulfer, M.S., LCPC CADC
AODEP Coordinator
Phone: 773-298-4045
Email: schulfer@sxu.edu   

Sarah Schulfer is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and a certified alcohol and other drug counselor (CADC).  She has her bachelor's degree in psychology and her master in science in clinical psychology, both from Benedictine University.  Sarah has previous experience in a private practice setting working with a variety of individuals struggling with various issues, as well as experience as a counselor in a methadone clinic, working to help opioid dependent individuals with recovery.

Sarah provides a warm, non-judgmental environment for students to come in and explore the areas of their life they feel need improvement, and she specializes in addiction counseling. She believes that you know your life best, and will be there to walk with you, and provide you with tools to help you achieve your goals and live the life you want to live.

Karen C. Shockley, M.S., LCPC
Counselor, Director 
Phone: 773-298-3134
Email: shockley@sxu.edu



Karen Shockley is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) with a B.A. in psychology from Wheaton College, IL, and an M.S. in clinical counseling from Benedictine University, IL. She has previous experience working in a community agency setting and in a shelter for adolescents, but her preference is working with young adults. 

Karen has experience in issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, relationship difficulty and identity. She approaches the therapeutic relationship from a person-centered perspective, believing each client knows him or herself best, and helping each client discover their own answers. She also utilizes cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal strategies that best fits each client.

To make an appointment with a counselor, click the link below and submit a request for services. 

Request For Services Form

If this is an emergency, please call 911 or 3911 on campus.

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