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Carla L. Stewart, Ed.D, NCC, LCPC


Assistant Professor

Programs/Classes Taught:

  • HSM 201 Principles and Dynamics of Interviewing
  • HSC 501 Fundamentals of Counseling
  • HSC 503 Counseling and Human Development in a Multicultural Society
  • HSC 504 Clinical Techniques in Counseling
  • HSC 505 Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Counseling
  • HSC 533 Counseling Practicum 
  • HSC 541 Trauma & Crisis Intervention
  • HSC 543 Introduction to Theory and Practice of Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • HSC 534 School Counseling
  • HSC 581 Internship I 
  • HSC 582 Internship II 
  • LAP 506 Advanced Human Development

Areas of Expertise:

Mental Health Counseling
Mental Health Consulting
School Counseling
Social and Emotional Development
Counselor Education and Supervision
Early Intervention & Early Head Start (Birth to 3)
Head Start (3-5)


Dr. Stewart has been serving the community through mental health and wellness counseling and consulting for sixteen years.  She is a graduate of National Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Sciences and a Master of Science in Counseling.  Her studies culminated with the degree of Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University.  Dr. Stewart holds several professional certifications and designations in the State of Illinois: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor.  To meet the mental health and wellness needs of the larger community, she opened a private counseling and mental health consulting practice, CLS Comprehensive Services, LLC in 2009, located in Flossmoor, IL.  She coined the phrase that is the guiding principle of CLS: “The USE of Knowledge is Power” and is committed to assist her clients in using the knowledge they gain to create the life they desire and deserve!


Licenses and Certifications

  • Critical Incident Response  - June 2015
  • Early Intervention Evaluator  (#CS10850909P)  - May 2014 
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid  - July 2013
  • 40 hour Domestic Violence  - November 2012 
  • Early Intervention Specialist (#CS10850909P)  - March 2011                
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (License #180.007522)  - May 2010 
  • Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor (Certificate #01022)  - March 2009
  • National Certified Counselor (Certificate #214987)  - June 2007
  • Illinois School Service Personnel Type 73 (Certificate #2246885)  - July 2006


Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Conference Committee  - 2011
  • Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society-Phi Gamma Sigma Chapter  - 2009-Present
  • Doctoral Executive Committee Leader  - 2009-2011
  • American Counseling Association  - 2008-Present
  • American Association of Christian Counselors  - 2007-Present
  • American School Counselor Association  - 2007-Present
  • Illinois School Counselor Association  - 2006-Present
  • Illinois Counseling Association  - 2004-Present


Argosy University, Chicago, IL                              
   Ed.D, Counselor Education and Supervision                                                               
National Louis University, Chicago, IL
   M.S., Human Services- Counseling                                                                                    
National Louis University, Chicago, IL
   B.A., Applied Behavioral Sciences                                                                                    


Research and Interests:

The Effect of Role Conflict and Ambiguity on the Job Satisfaction of Elementary School Counselors

This study takes into account counselor satisfaction in conjunction with the perceived role definition and actual duties performed. 
The purpose is to explore the impact of role conflict and ambiguity on the job satisfaction of the elementary school counselor.


Contact Information:

Carla L. Stewart, Ed.D, NCC, LCPC

NATIONAL-LOUIS UNIVERSITY - 122 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603

Office: 3058

Phone/Fax: 312-261-3673






    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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