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Counseling Services

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Your emotional wellness is important to us. That's why confidential counseling is available free of charge to all enrolled Knox students, where you have the opportunity to talk with an objective professional about your feelings and concerns.

Sexual assault response posterHaving a hard time adjusting to college? Classes or relationships leaving you anxious, stressed, or depressed? Not getting along with your roommate? Suffering from an eating disorder or substance abuse? We're here to help. The following services are provided: 

  • Personal Counseling: We offer short term individual counseling. If you require longer term counseling, we will refer you to professionals in the Galesburg community.
  • Outreach: Our staff is available to provide outreach programs on a wide variety of topics, including stress management, time management, substance abuse, procrastination, eating disorders, and more. We also provide outreach to the Knox community on other topics upon request.
  • Consultations: We're available to faculty, staff, and students for consultations regarding how to help a student. On or off campus referrals are also available.
  • Confidentiality: Your right to privacy is fully protected, and counseling is strictly confidential as provided by law. If you want personal information supplied to a psychologist or Knox official, a release form must be signed. Counseling records are not a part of your academic record.

How to Reach Us

  • Appointments: Call 309-341-7492, e-mail Dan Larson, or visit our office at 175 W. Knox Street (south/back side of Furrow Residential Hall across from the soccer field).
  • Hours: We're available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Emergencies: Call Campus Safety at 309-341-7979 on nights and weekends, and they can assist you in reaching a counselor.
    It  is an emergency when a student:
    • Expresses imminent suicidal thought and/or a plan
    • Expresses imminent homicidal thoughts
    • Loses emotional control severely
    • Shows gross impairment in thinking ability
    • Exhibits bizarre behavior
    • Experienced recent domestic or sexual assault

Counseling Staff

  • Dan Larson, Ed.D., Director of Counseling Services, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Allison Schieferle Uhlenbrock, MA, LPC., Staff Counselor Sexual Assault Advocate
  • Kaleena Williams, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Vicki Swedlund, Secretary

More Resources



ULifeline offers information and self-care resources geared toward college students and college living.

  • Alcohol 101 Plus is an interactive program set on a "virtual campus" that addresses alcohol use in college. It gives you a chance to challenge your decision making and knowledge about the influences of alcohol on academics, friendships, and your body.
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) can be reached at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).
  • Virtual Pamphlet Collection includes counseling resources from the University of Chicago.
Wellness Wednesday
This is a relaxing way to gain information about topics that are important to you, the student body. Groups will be help on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month over the noon hour. Meetings take place on the first floor in Alumni Hall, Knight Student Lounge (across from the fish bowl).

Advocacy Hours

These hours are available for students who wish to discuss the sexual assault reporting process in a confidential space. 

Mondays and Fridays 3:30 to 4:30

Please contact Vicki, secretary to schedule an appointment.

Vicki is also available at ext. 7492

Health and Counseling Advisory Board

Health and Counseling services is seeking students who are interested in collaborating on how to best meet the needs of the Knox College Community. Applications are available upon request. The focus will be on identifying strengths and weaknesses and implementing beneficial changes.  For further information contact:


An online resource to help Faculty, Staff, and Students identify, support and refer students who are in need. Koginto is a suite of training videos that provide information, resources, and skills to support students who are enduring stress. 

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