Counseling Center

With the recent news about the spread of the novel coronavirus (also known as COVID-19), we are aware of the potential impact 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.

Support During COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, Towson University is open with limited services. Although you can’t visit our office in person, we’re still available during normal business hours by email, 

If you would like to speak with a clinician, call 410-704-2512 and leave a message and include your name, email address, phone number, and TU ID. A representative will respond to your call or email as quickly as possible.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency call TUPD at 410-704-4444 or call 911.

Faculty and staff may consult with the Counseling Center if they are concerned about a student's mental health. You can reach us by phone or email (see above) during normal business hours. A clinician will contact you as soon as possible.

For information about upcoming virtual workshops on healthy coping and other topics, 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 on the Killing of Black People in America

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

 

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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