On campus mental health care for students & staff.

Located in Student Advising

Transformative Growth Counseling Foundation (TGC) is now available on campus at Kankakee Community College! We provide community mental health counseling for students and staff, who may be going through variety of stressors at work, school or life. We offer sliding scale services to actively enrolled students, GED participants & their families.   We also accept many types of insurance. TGC works with students (and staff) to make counseling accessible and affordable; and students will not be turned away for inability to pay.

 As experts in trauma and its effects on individuals and their family,  all counselors at KCC are formally trained in understanding and helping people heal from emotional, physical and sexual trauma, repairing attachment & trust in relationships, PTSD and stress-related reactions.

What are some of the areas TGC counselors can help you with? 

  • ADHD.
  • Addictions.
  • Anger.
  • Anxiety.
  • Alcohol use.
  • Depression.
  • Children, ages 5 & up.
  • Communication problems.
  • Excessive self-criticism.
  • Fears of failure, testing or social situations.
  • Family conflict.
  • First generation students.
  • Lack of motivation.
  • LGBTQIA-specific issues.
  • Men’s issues.
  • Mood Disorders.
  • Parenting.
  • OCD.
  • Relationship problems.
  • Self Injury.
  • Sexual Assault
  • Stress Management.
  • Student life.
  • Substance Abuse.
  • Trauma & PTSD.
  • Veterans & their families. 

We offer dynamic, therapeutic  groups on campus that are free of charge.  Using a variety of approaches, group therapy offers you the ability to “self-heal”, find peer support and gain personal insight to your emotions.

 Office Hours:

We are open by appointment, at a time that works for you. Appointments are offered on Tuesday & Thursday’s.  Don’t want to come to the campus? We also offer video-therapy!

Our phones are answered live by staff Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 6:00 pm, excluding Holidays. After hours, please leave a message and we’ll return your call the next business day. Alternatively, you can email us for a faster response after hours/weekends .

Counseling Staff at KCC:

Mary Holmes, BA.
Maryellen Murphy
Maryellen Murphy, BA


Dr. Jessica Norman, LCPC
Jessica Norman, PhD. Clinical Director, Founder.

How do I make an appointment? 

Students and staff  of KCC can make appointments to see a counselor by contacting us via email or phone.

To make an appointment by phone, please have the following items handy, then call 630-423-6010.

  • Your KCC ID Number,  proof of enrollment (OR contact us from your KCC email).
  • Your insurance card, if you have one.
  • Your calendar (for scheduling).

You can also request an appointment online,24/7.

If you have insurance, we are in network with:

Aetna, Allied Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Compsych, HealthLink,  and United Behavioral Health, and Optum.

Even if we are not in network with your insurance, most insurance plans have out of network benefits. Our office will submit claims on your behalf and will look into your out-of-network benefits – don’t let your insurance type get in the way of getting help. Our foundation helps to provide financial assistance for those with high deductible/ insurance related financial difficulties.

No one at KCC will be refused services for inability to pay! 

You can also use your Flex card or HSA, cash, check  or debit/credit card. Payment is due at the time services are delivered. We bill, set appointments and complete intake paperwork through an electronic health platform – you’ll be sent instructions for registering with  us. All your information is 100% confidential, and kept separate from your educational records/files.