Currently Enrolled Students
The Counseling Center of the Academic Resource Center at Governors State University (GSU) has a staff of experienced professionals who provide a variety of counseling services for GSU undergraduate and graduate students. The counselors support and adhere to the professional, ethical, and legal standards as described by the American Psychological Association, as well as other professional organizations. Our mission is to contribute to the overall quality of campus life for students, and to support the academic endeavors of our students.
How we can help you
The students at GSU are here to achieve academic goals, but they also have personal, social, and vocational activities that need their time and energy. These other aspects of life can influence the student's ability to stay focused and motivated, as they pursue their educational goals. Students often seek counseling due to increased levels of stress. Some common stressors include pressure from academic courses, difficulties in relationships with children or significant others, health concerns, and other problems that occur in life.
The counselors at GSU facilitate academic progress and help students to achieve their personal and career goals. A counseling relationship allows students to confidentially discuss their personal thoughts and feelings in order to improve problematic life situations and enhance personal potential.
Who we are
- Katherine Helm, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, 708.235.7334.
The Counseling Center is located in the Academic Resource Center, B1215.
Office hours are Monday–Thursday 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
For personal counseling, contact Katherine Helm, 708.235.7334.
Members of the Community
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.
Referrals for Counseling services
Current Referrals for GSU students