Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is offering a full array of services, including after-hours assistance. Many of our services are available either in-person or remotely based on student preference.

Need Help?

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

Our policy is that your first appointment at TUCC is in person so that we can best assess your treatment needs.  However, there are certain situations in which we can make exceptions and schedule a virtual appointment.  Please contact us directly (410-704-2512) if you have any questions or need clarification. 

In addition to calling The Counseling Center, you can now schedule in-person same-day appointments online! If you would prefer to have a virtual appointment or change your appointment to virtual and you have access to a private space and webcam, please call the Counseling Center directly (410-704-2512) to inquire about your eligibility for a virtual appointment.

Please visit the online scheduling page and click on the first option labeled: "Same-Day Appointment Scheduling (in person only)". After entering your contact information, you will be able to see all of our available openings for today and you can choose the one that works best for your schedule.

Once you have scheduled an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email with additional information, including instructions about completing the required paperwork that that MUST be submitted by your appointment time. NOTE: By scheduling an appointment online, you are consenting to being phoned or emailed for scheduling purposes.

The Counseling Center is proud to offer care that is flexible, culturally responsive, solution-focused, and tailored to every student’s unique needs.  Students have access to same-day appointments so that they can speak with a therapist the very day they seek help.  Students 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:

TogetherAll!

TUCC has partnered with SGA to bring TogetherAll to campus, a leading online mental health service that provides millions of people throughout the United States, Canada, U.K. and New Zealand, access to community and professional support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Through TogetherAll,  TU students can access FREE, 24/7 online peer-to-peer support, connecting with others who are experiencing similar struggles and support one another through their shared lived experiences with stress, anxiety, isolation and other common mental health challenges. To access the service, go to the mobile-responsive webpage, www.togetherall.com and enter your TU email address to register.

Visit Baltimore Sun article featuring TUCC’s partnership with TogetherAll to provide free online mental health services to all TU students. 

TUCC's Statements of Support

We at the Counseling Center share our grief, anger and heartbreak over the most recent apparent hate crime perpetrated against the LGBTQIA+ community in Colorado Springs, CO. That this act of violence took place on Transgender Day of Remembrance and in a place that was considered a safe space for members of the community makes it even more heinous. Members of our TU community may be having a wide range of reactions, including a resurgence of the reactions you experienced following the shootings at the Pulse Nightclub in Florida in 2016. Know that we are here to provide caring support to members of our TU community in response to this tragedy. You can schedule a same-day appointment by calling 410-704-2512 or by scheduling online here. We also offer 24-hour crisis support at 410-704-2512. We are here with you and for you.
The Towson University Counseling Center wants to express our support and care for our campus community in light of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. We recognize that many students will be having strong emotional reactions of anger, sadness, fear, and even disbelief in response to the change in federal protection for reproductive freedom. Additionally, we recognize that the changing of federal laws usually affects marginalized people the most, and that Black, Indigenous, LatinX, and financially disadvantaged members of our community may be affected in unique and particularly difficult ways by this Supreme Court decision. We further recognize the fear, anger, and uncertainty that members of our LGBTQIA+ community may be holding in light of the statements that marriage equality and other human rights for the LGBTQIA+ community may be under threat. We encourage all students to take good care of themselves and to reach out to their family and friends for support. Know that we are also here to support you with whatever feelings or experiences you may be managing at this time. We offer same-day appointments which you can access by calling us at 410-704-2512 or scheduling online. Our office is open Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm, and we offer 24 / 7 crisis availability by phone through calling our main number (410-704-2512). You can also access peer-to-peer digital support anytime of day or night by registering with Togetherall.

There has been an alarming increase recently in the number of assaults and hate crimes against the Asian American communities. The rise of anti-Asian racism reminds us of the ongoing history of race-based discrimination that serves to distract and divide our communities.  TUCC’s commitment to anti-racism in all its forms – racism against Asian, Black, LatinX, Native American, and other communities – demands that we stand up and speak out.  We strongly condemn this violence. We stand in solidarity with all members of our community who experience marginalization and threat based on any aspect of their identity. 
We at the Counseling Center are committed to providing support for all students who are struggling during this difficult and frightening time.

Coping with Anti-Asian Racism:

Advocacy for Anti-Asian Racism:

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

What’s New at TUCC


International Tiger Topics & Tea--Getting Better Sleep

Tea and discussion related to getting the best sleep possible! International Students can learn how to improve academic performance, relationships, and their overall wellbeing. Please join Dymond Hamlin and Shannon Sterner at the Multipurpose Resource Room in Residence Tower at 4pm on Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 2022.

Sister Circle

Are you a Black-identified woman? Do you have difficulty setting boundaries in your relationships? Are your needs not being met?

Join us on Dec. 7 from 5:30-6:30 pm with TUCC’s Janae Cephas, M.S., for Sister Circle, a space for Black women to gather, reflect, grow, and support one another. Our first Sister Circle will be focused on discussing boundaries. It will be hosted in University Union 325 and light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!


Self-Help Resources

Don't feel like you need an appointment, but you would like to begin to engage in self-help work? Visit our Resources by Topic page for a multitude of digital self-help resources! 

Follow Us On Our Socials

For regular self-help resource posts as well as staying up-to-date on Counseling Center announcements, find us at the following social media platforms:

#StandingTogether Affinity Video Mini-Series

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)

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)

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)

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.