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LGBTQ+ Resources for BenU: LGBTQ+ Mental Health Resources

Chicagoland area Mental Health LGBTQ+ Resources

Mental Health Resources @BenU

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is dedicated to offering a student-centered approach while supporting each student in their pursuit of personal, social and academic goals, and in keeping with the Benedictine University mission. We promote a student’s growth and development in a safe and confidential environment and by encouraging self-reflection.

These goals are achieved by:

  • Individual, couples and group counseling with a licensed professional and graduate level interns
  • Consultation with faculty or staff to support students
  • Crisis intervention
  • Outreach programming
  • Referrals

How to Refer a Student to the Counseling Center

When concerned about a student, we suggest that you encourage the student to visit the Counseling Center to discuss their situation. Here are a few ways you can refer them to the Counseling Center:

  • Speak with the student one-on-one and suggest they visit the Counseling Center.
  • Call the Counseling Center while you are with the student, then offer the phone to the student.
  • Walk with the student to the Counseling Center. Students in crisis will take priority.
We understand that because of your concern for the student, you may want to follow up with the counselor. Please remember that the communication between a counselor and client is confidential. Without written consent from the student, we cannot and will not discuss the details of a student’s session or even confirm that the student in question is in counseling.

Hours of operation for Spring 2023:

Monday through Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and by appointment
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and by appointment

Please call (630) 829-1800 to schedule an appointment or walk into the counseling center in lower level Krasa 010.


Kindlon Hall
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 829-6050


Gillett Hall
225 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 878-7514