Counseling and Wellness Center at GSU

The Counseling and Wellness Center empowers students, faculty, and staff with the tools, resources, and skills necessary to support healthy decision-making and promote mental health and wellbeing.

Office Location: A-1120
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Walk-ins (no appointment necessary): Mon. - Fri., 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Let’s Talk Sessions: Mon. - Fri., 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
*Both in-person and virtual appointments are available

Our Mission

Governors State University Counseling & Wellness Center (CWC), in partnership with Advocate Health Care, provides comprehensive medical, mental health, and case management services. The CWC’s mission is to help improve GSU students’ mental health, academic experiences, and overall well-being through facilitating personal, emotional, and social growth so that they can achieve their goals and aspirations. In order to aid and empower students to address their personal challenges, CWC programs include both individual and group counseling, couples counseling, and mental health crisis services–with a focus on wellness and prevention, services also include consultation, outreach, training, and educational services to students. To this end, the CWC also collaborates with other departments such as academic resources, disability services, career services, and other student service departments.

Our Staff

The CWC is staffed by a diverse and collaborative team from different backgrounds and life experiences, both professionally and personally. We have clinicians that utilize various therapeutic modalities to help you reach your goals, including faith-based counseling, solution-focused, strength-based counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.

Meet our Staff
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Free mental health support options for Governors State University students:

  • • 24/7/365 Counseling Services
  • • 24/7/365 Peer-to-Peer Support
  • • 24/7/365 Mental Health Screeners

For the 24/7 Mental Health Support Line: Call 708-235-7334

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Contact Us

Counseling and Wellness Center

Have any questions regarding the CWC or want to schedule an appointment by phone? Feel free to reach out to us!

GSU Students: 708-235-7334 or
Non-GSU Students: 708-534-4545

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988, or chat

Everything You Need to Know About 988

Local 24/7 Hotline

Crisis Line of Will and Grundy Counties provides support and resources to individuals who are in crisis.

Services provided:

- Telephone counseling and support
- Information and referrals for financial, food, and counseling services
- Suicide prevention and intervention

For services, please contact your closest Crisis Line.