The Counseling Department (also known as the Counseling Center) at Chicago State University (CSU), is a service department within the Division of Student Affairs. We are here to help you be a successful member of the CSU community both within and outside of the classroom. Staffed by tenured and tenure track, licensed and supervised certified mental health professionals as well as master's level interns, the Counseling Department offers individual counseling, crisis counseling, group counseling, couples counseling, academic counseling and career counseling services as well as workshops and consultation. Through our services, we strive to help you grow and develop the skills that will help foster your academic and psychosocial success at CSU and beyond.

Our staff will work collaboratively with you to identify steps that you can take to address any personal, interpersonal, career, and academic concerns you may have. The help available to you through the Counseling Department may be a good fit for you or there may be other more appropriate resources either on CSU’s campus or in the larger community—our staff will work with you to assess what is most suitable for you.

Sometimes students are concerned about seeking assistance at the Counseling Center, feeling it is a sign of weakness that indicates an inability to manage concerns on their own. Also, they may fear being stigmatized. Keep in mind that part of the college experience is expanding strategies and ways to manage the stress routinely encountered as a student and as an individual meeting the standard challenges of life. Our staff is trained to support you and assist you in learning to manage these challenges in more productive ways. The university has a counseling center because of its commitment to foster the development of the whole person. We hope you will take the opportunity to access these services.

All counseling services are confidential with the exceptions identified in state laws and the American Psychological Association code of ethics. Services are free and are not part of your academic record. We hope you will utilize our services to provide you support in addressing any concerns you have and that you will find it a rewarding growth experience. Please have a look at our website and feel free to stop by in person at CRSU 190 or contact us at 773-995-2383, if you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment.