Embedded Counselors

In 2018, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Counseling Center embarked on a new way of providing counseling and outreach services to students, faculty, and staff. In the embedded model, Counseling Center clinicians are housed in a specific department or college of the university. Embedded counselors primarily offer counseling services to students within the department or college they serve. In so doing, they are able to better understand the unique needs of students in the areas where they are based. Research indicates students feel more comfortable with and find it more convenient to see someone in their own academic unit or residence hall.

By meeting students where they are throughout campus, the Illinois embedded program has received positive feedback from students, faculty, and administrators and has grown each year. Below are our current embedded counselors.

To make an appointment with your college's embedded counselor, please email them or call the Counseling Center at 217-333-3704.


Jen House, LCSW
Gies College of Business
Embedded Program Coordinator





Bryan Deutsch, LCSW
College of Fine and Applied Arts





Juvenal George, Psy.D.
Grainger College of Engineering





Mark Layng, LCPC
College of ACES





Andrew Novinska, LCPC
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences





Kim Peters, LCPC
College of Applied Health Science





Matilda Smith-Thompson, LCSW
Division of General Studies