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:

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. We have pulled together resources 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. 

Counseling Center Statement of 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 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, and that 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

 

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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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