Due to current recommendations regarding COVID-19 Governor State University’s Counseling and Wellness Center is currently providing only virtual support services until further notice.Counseling sessions are still available via telephone and online-video counseling. Our counseling office hours Mon- Fri 9am-5pm.

Please contact us at 708-235-7334 to set your appointment.

If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency or crisis please contact: 


GSU public safety: 708.534.4900

24-hour crisis lines:

708.429.7255 or 815.744.5280

Please view GSU website for updates on COVID-19 at:

Please report your status to Governor’s State University using the following:

The mission of the Counseling & Wellness Center (CWC) believes in striving for overall wellness education of the GSU community. Every day we respect the dignity of every individual, group, and community in which we support. Our center promotes and advocates for holistic healing, academic, and professional achievement by collaborating with campus and community partners and providing services to reduce systemic barriers that often stand in the way of success.

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


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:


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


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.
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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

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  -

Hours of Operation

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

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To request an appointment, call 708.235.7334

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Non GSU students, contact COE Counseling Lab at 708.534.4545

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