Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is offering a full array of services for the fall 2020 term, including after-hours assistance. To protect the health and safety of students and staff, services will continue to be offered remotely.

To reach us, please call 410-704-2512. You can schedule an appointment or get more information during normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm). Immediate crisis support is available by phone at all times outside of business hours.

The Counseling Center is proud to offer care that is flexible, culturally responsive, solution-focused, and tailored to every student’s unique needs.  This Fall semester, the Center will be more available to students than ever before!  Students will have access to same-day appointments so that they can speak with a therapist the very day they seek help.  Students will also be able to receive support in an expanded variety of ways, including workshops, groups, and peer support.  For more information visit our Services page or check out our introductory video below:

What's new at tucc

Post-Election Support And Programming

MOVING FORWARD: WHAT NOW?

Spaces for students to emotionally process, regroup and rethink about ways to move forward with social justice work sustainably, deal with negative impacts of voter suppression and hate speech/actions on wellbeing, and manage political differences in relationships.

  • Nov. 13 at 4 PM
  • Nov. 18 at 4 PM
  • Dec. 4 at 4 PM
  • Dec. 9 at 4 PM

To sign up for any of these spaces, visit http://bit.ly/TUmovingforward! For questions or accommodations, please contact .


Support Groups Now Open To All Current Students!

Check out our Group Counseling page for more information on the various support groups we offer. 

Counseling Center Reaffirmation of Solidarity and Support for Black Members of our Community

The Counseling Center grieves with the rest of the Towson University community regarding the racially motivated violence that has continued to occur across our country. These tragedies, along with voter suppression and racial terrorism, reflect a longstanding and entrenched history of structural and systemic injustice that we condemn and are dedicated to addressing. We also recognize that these tragedies may be especially injurious to members of our Black and African American community. The debilitating psychological effects of centuries of racial oppression cannot be underestimated. Furthermore, these ongoing tragedies only compound the stress of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and its particularly traumatic impact on communities of color. We are here to support our Towson family whose members may be coping with feelings of grief, rage, fear, helplessness, depression, sadness, and guilt. We encourage you to contact our office if you (or someone you know) would like support with coping and healing. We see you and we are here for you.

With love, solidarity, and support,

The Counseling Center Staff

 

#StandingTogether Affinity Video Mini-Series

Videos for Black-identified students:  

This mini-video series was created to serve as a resource for Black-identified students to provide support and acknowledge our commitment to addressing systemic racism directly. Throughout the three videos, students will learn about racism and its impact on the mental health of Black Americans, discover coping strategies and ways to take care of themselves, and explore ways that they can engage in activism and advocacy as we all fight for an anti-racist America. 

 #1: Racism/Racial Trauma within Black Communities (with closed captioning included)

#2: Coping with Racial Trauma (with closed captioning included)

#3: Activism & Facing Racial Trauma in Black Communities (with closed captioning included)

Videos for non-Black students of color: 

Watch this 3-part mini video series created for non-Black students of color about impact of race-based stressors on your mental health, learn ways to cope from racial trauma, and get tips on engaging in meaningful allyship. 

#1: Race-Based Trauma & Mental Health (with closed captioning included)

#2: Coping in the Face of Racism (with closed captioning included)

#3: Allyship to the Black Community (with closed captioning included)

Videos for White students: 

This is a 3-part mini video series that attempts to start a conversation about racial identity and racism for White students. It also seeks to help White students understand what to do as they start to act in an anti-racist fashion. 

#1: White Racial Identity and Defining Racism (with closed captioning included)

#2: What is Colorblind Racism? (with closed captioning included)

#3: Examining Intentions When Moving to Anti-Racist Action (with closed captioning included)

 

Support During COVID-19

We are aware of the potential impact that the coronavirus pandemic has on many in our community at Towson University. Please consider reaching out to the Counseling Center if you are experiencing anxiety, feelings of hopelessness or unhealthy coping behaviors.

For resources related to coping during the COVID-19 pandemic, please check our Mental Health & Wellness Resources for COVID-19 page.

While the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every single one of us, the Counseling Center wants to acknowledge the disproportionate toll it is taking on communities of color. The crisis has highlighted and aggravated the longstanding and stark inequities in access to healthcare and other resources.  As communities of color cope with the economic fallout of the pandemic, they are also grappling with heightened concerns about racialized violence and higher rates of infection and death from the coronavirus. Furthermore, the Counseling Center acknowledges that individuals with multiple intersecting identities, such as being LGBTQIA+ and being part of a community of color, are also experiencing disparities. We have pulled together resources for communities of color and resources for BIPOC LGBTQIA+ that we hope might offer some additional support to our students of color as they navigate the enormous challenges of a pandemic in a world already characterized by severe racial injustices. 

 

Services

If you are unsure if you or a friend needs help, please watch Emotion 101, a video created by the Half of Us campaign to encourage students to get help and remind them that it is okay to seek help.

The Counseling Center also seeks to improve the quality of life on campus as a whole. Recognizing that the university community includes people with a wide range of concerns and needs, we provide programs and presentations by request, and offer a full calendar of events during the academic year.

Counseling Center Diversity Statement

The staff members of the Towson University Counseling Center strive to affirm, promote and celebrate diversity. We are committed to be aware of and understand diversity in its broadest sense.

The staff at the Counseling Center values the importance of diversity for all individuals. People from every background are affected by issues of culture. Multicultural competence is therefore an essential component of our work with every client.

We all benefit from an understanding of how power, privilege, cultural identities (e.g. gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, social class, and many others) and individual differences affect our daily experiences.

We recognize that students come to the center at various levels of comfort with these identities and therefore, make it a priority to meet students where they are. All of our lives are enhanced by a better understanding of the diverse world in which we live.

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