Welcome to the GSU Student Counseling Center
Hours of Operation
*Summer hours Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
After 5:00pm appointments may be available upon request.
Not a GSU student but still interested in counseling services?
Free counseling is available for those who are not currently enrolled GSU students through the University Counseling Lab. For more information, call 708.534.4545 or click here.
Reasons students use The GSU Counseling Center
- Anxiety or stress resulting from academics, coursework, and grades
- Adjusting to social life at college
- Feeling disconnected from support systems at home
- Difficulties communicating with professors, making friends, and developing a support system at college
- Difficulties in relationships with roommates, friends, or partners
- Balancing multiple demands (academic, relationships, and finances)
- Feeling unmotivated or depressed
- Loss of a loved one
- Dating violence or sexual assault
- Other concerns resulting from personal issues
Some concerns students discuss in counseling
- Feeling stressed or overwhelmed
- Difficulties concentrating, feeling confused
- Feeling less self-confident or less sure of your abilities
- Loneliness, homesickness, feeling like you "don't belong"
- Problems communicating with others
- Difficulty managing school and life stress
- Uncertainty about the future
- Feeling sad, angry, anxious or depressed
- Relationship difficulties
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/
Services Offered at the Student Counseling Center
The Counseling Center offers a
variety of services to GSU students. All services are at no additional cost to you (your student fees cover the cost of counseling) and all counseling
and consultation services are confidential. Click here for more information.
Outreach schedule and Information
Check out the scheduled group counseling sessions and outreach events provided by the Student Counseling Center by clicking here.
Click here for further info on how to schedule an outreach appointment with us.
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