The mission of the Health & Student Counseling Center (HSCC) is improving the mental and physical health of GSU students as they work towards the pursuit of personal, educational, and career goals.

The HSCC center is comprised of a multidisciplinary team who hold licensures as a nurse practitioner, clinical psychologist and professional counselors. The HSCC staff value an atmosphere that is welcoming for all individuals. Clinicians embrace all diversity including race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual identity/orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, age, citizenship, and ability. Clinicians also promote cultural awareness, understanding, and sensitivity as part of the diverse community at GSU. 

 

To request an appointment, call 708.235.7334, walk-in, or Click Here

 

SERVICES OFFERED

All services are FREE and confidential to enrolled GSU students
 
  • Assessments
  • Crisis Services 
  • Advocacy Services
For information about advising, Click Here

 

The GSU Student Counseling Center is a therapy practicum training site for Masters and Doctoral level trainees. This site follows the Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training (ACEPT) procedures for recruitment and selection of counseling interns. Please visit the ACEPT website for more information: www.aceptchicago.org/

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

On-Campus Emergencies, contact 911 

GSU Department of Public Safety at 708.534.4900

National 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, call 800.273.TALK (8255)

24-Hour Sexual Violence Hotline, call 888.293.2080

24-Hour Addiction and Alcohol Hotline, call 844.244.3171    

24-Hour LGBTQ Crisis Hotline and Services, call 866.488.7386

HELPFUL RESOURCES

Know someone in distress? The Counseling Center has created a quick reference guide for all who interact with students. This handbook is an introductory tool to provide support and information to assist faculty and staff to decide if, when, and how to intervene with a student in apparent distress. The following link will take you to the e-book version of the Helping Students in Distress Handbook.

Have a question about relationships, sexuality, sexual health, emotional health, fitness, nutrition, alcohol, nicotine or other drugs? Go Ask Alice! This is a health Q&A Internet resource. It provides readers with reliable, accurate, accessible, culturally competent information and a range of thoughtful perspectives so that they can make responsible decisions concerning their health and well-being. Information provided by Go Ask Alice! is not medical advice and not meant to replace consultation with a health care professional.
Go Ask Alice-www.goaskalice.columbia.edu

ULifeline is your online resources for college mental health. It is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where you can be comfortable searching for the information you need regarding emotional health. Please visit the ULifeline website to find facts on emotional health and wellness, learn how to help a friend in need, or even complete anonymous self-evaluations by clicking here.

The YWCA South Suburban Center provides affordable and confidential services for survivors of sexual assault and abuse. The rape crisis hotline (708.748.5672) is available 24 hours, 7 days a week for free, confidential crisis intervention and referral services. For more information on the YWCA visit their website by clicking here.

Know Your IX is a campaign that aims to educate all college students in the U.S. about their rights under Title IX. Founded in 2013, Know Your IX is a national survivor-run, student-driven campaign to end campus sexual violence. For more information on your Title IX rights or to learn more about Know Your IX please visit their website here.

For resources on all things related to mental health check out Psych Central http://psychcentral.com/

Learn the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders and others — and find resources that lead to a happier and healthier college career. Top Five Mental Health Problems Facing College Students  - http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/top-5-mental-health-problems-facing-college-students/

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday 9:00am-7:00pm Friday 9:00am-5:00pm Office Location A-1120

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To request an appointment, call 708.235.7334 or

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Non GSU students, contact COE Counseling Lab at 708.534.4545

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