Student Counseling | Methodist College - Peoria, Illinois

Student Counseling 

Do you have concerns that are getting in the way of your college success?

  • Anxiety/stress/test anxiety
  • Alcohol/drug dependence
  • Depression
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Grief/loss
  • Homesickness
  • Relationship issues
  • Roommate issues
  • Study skills
  • Workload

On-Site Counseling

Methodist College offers counseling support onsite or through telehealth. Please reach out to Tabatha in the OASIS, office W158, at 309-671-2152, or

Book Time With a Counselor


Students can determine for themselves if they would like to contact the counselor for an appointment. It is also possible for faculty, professional staff, and others to suggest to a student that a counseling/coaching session might be helpful or to make a direct referral.

Refer a Student For Counseling

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Tabatha Poppenga, Counseling Service Coordinator, at (309) 671-2152 or


All contact with the counselor is kept in strict confidence. If the counselor and student think that it would be helpful to share any information with another health provider or family member, the student can choose to give permission by completing a Release of Information form.

According to the Illinois Mental Health and Development Disabilities Confidentiality Act, there are three situations in which a counselor is required to release information even if the student has not given permission:

  • A minor child is at risk of being abused or neglected.
  • A student the counselor is working with is at risk of serious injury to him/herself.
  • A student the counselor is working with is threatening serious harm to another person.

Other Helpful Contact Information

  • National Suicide Hotline: 988 or 1-800-273-8255. A trained helper is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
  • Center for Prevention of Abuse: (309) 681-4111 or 1-800-559-7233. For victims of sexual assault or domestic violence.
  • Emergency Response Service: (309) 671-8084. Trained helpers can transport a person who is actively suicidal.
  • ULifeLine - For information on a variety of topics related to college mental health
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis intervention.