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Counseling Center

For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students

Campus Services

  • Counseling Center: The Counseling Center offers individual, couples, group counseling, substance abuse, psychiatric services and referrals to on and off-campus resources.  All services are confidential and most are free. A counselor can help you turn difficulties into opportunities for personal growth and improved self confidence.

Individual/Couple sessions last around 45-50 minutes and vary in frequency. LGBTQI-identified individuals may benefit from talking with a counselor about their coming out process, acceptance from friends/family/peers, internalized homophobia, etc.

Group counseling sessions occur once per week for 90 minutes.

For transgender clients, the Counseling Center can be a support through the transition process and provide referrals to peer support groups and community clinicians who can provide letters of eligibility and readiness for hormone replacement therapy and sexual-reassignment surgery.

The LGBT Student Development Program fosters community development and empowerment for this population through leadership development and student organization involvement, professional/career development, internship opportunities, peer mentorship, and educational outreach. The program also provides programming that explores topics of sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression that speak to dimensions of history, health and wellness, socio-political location, cultural celebration, and community development.

The LGBT Student Development program also serves the larger Towson University community through programming that fosters educational awareness of the LGBT community and exploration of issues affecting this population to ultimately empower all students to be more culturally competent and supportive of LGBT students and create a more inclusive campus climate.

  • Pride Mentor Program: The PRIDE Mentor Program is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students on campus. Our goal is to help students acclimate and experience the most success possible. Pride Mentors support students in many areas, including: adjusting to college; connecting with LGBTQ student life; and, supporting coming out to roommates, friends, or family.

 

To be paired with a mentor, please contact the Mentor Program at towsonlgbtmentor@gmail.com. After a program leader meets with you to learn about you, you will be paired with a mentor who will be most beneficial for your needs.

Off-Campus Services

  • GLCCB (GLBT Community Center of Baltimore): The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB) seeks to achieve equality, understanding, and respect for the diversity of the greater Baltimore GLBT community while also providing quality support services, facilities, and professional resources for the development and well-being of individuals and groups.
  • Chase Brexton Community Health Center: The Chase Brexton Community Health Center is committed to delivering accessible health care throughout the lifespan, providing health care for the LGBT community, and ensuring that all patients, regardless of age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, have access to high quality health care.
  • B’More Proud Queer College Coalition: The B'MORE PROUD Queer College Coalition is the primary intercollegiate network and clearinghouse serving college & university students/faculty/staff in the Baltimore-Metro LGBTQIA community. We seek to promote personal and professional growth of this community through leadership development, academic scholarship, educational programming, and social networking opportunities. In order to direct you to the proper content please enter the site through the link that pertains to you.
  • Equality Maryland
  • Baltimore Gay Life
  • LGBT Community Newspaper (published by GLCCB): offers news articles pertinent to the GLBT community and provides information about daily events in the community.
  • Hearts and Ears: Hearts & Ears, Inc. is a non-profit organization for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning individuals with mental health issues and concerns. Drop-in center and provides weekly support groups that address addictions, mental health, and general concerns
 

Online Resources

  • HRC (Human Rights Campaign) Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Equal rights
  • NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights)
  • PFLAG (Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays: PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, and their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
  • The Trevor Project and Lifeline –866-4-U-TREVOR , 866-488-7386 [U.S. CALLS ONLY]
    The Trevor operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Trevor Project also provides guidance and vital resources to parents and educators in order to foster safe, accepting and inclusive environments for all youth, at home and at school.
  • Suicide.Org, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Suicide resource page
  • GLBTNearME.org: “The GLBT National Resource Database” – Database offering information about many local social resources, community centers, etc.
  • GLBT National Help Center - The GLBT National Help center provides confidential telephone and internet peer counseling.
  • GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network: Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training. The network supports young people in starting, strengthening, and sustaining GSAs and builds the capacity of GSAs to:
    • Create safe environments in schools for students to support each other and learn about homophobia and other oppressions,
    • Educate the school community about homophobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues, and
    • Fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools.
  • National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF): The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, established in 1973, works to build the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up by training activists, organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and building the organizational capacity of the movement. As part of a broader social justice movement, the NGLTF works to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all.
  • Lambda Legal: Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
  • Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN): The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
  • Soulfource: Soulforce, guided by the spirit of truth and empowered by the principles of relentless nonviolent resistance, works to end the religious and political oppression of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning people
  • National Center for Transgender Equality: The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people. By empowering transgender people and our allies to educate and influence policymakers and others, NCTE facilitates a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in our nation's capital and around the country.

Counseling Center
The Health & Counseling Centers at Ward West, 2nd Floor (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2512
E-mail: counseling@towson.edu

 

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Call 410-704-2512

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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at Ward & West (map)



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