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.

The Counseling Center is closed for a meeting today from 10:30am-3pm but if you need to speak with a counselor immediately, you can call 410-704-2512 to connect with our crisis counseling service. If you want to speak to a Counseling Center clinician or schedule an appointment, please call back after 4pm today or schedule an appointment online.

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.

In addition to calling The Counseling Center, you can now schedule same-day appointments online! Starting January 31st, only in-person same-day appointments can be scheduled online.  If you would prefer to have a virtual appointment or change your appointment to virtual and have access to a private space and webcam, please call the Counseling Center directly at 410-704-2512.

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 pre-session paperwork that you will need to fill out prior to your session.

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

At this point in the semester, students are contending with midterms, exams, and heavy academic workloads. This year, these stressors follow closely on the heels of a string of incidents on and near campus that might have undermined a sense of safety for many students. While these events may have been isolated incidents, we acknowledge that they can evoke painful emotions, questions, and may even spark debates about topics such as safety and how to belong on campus. We also recognize that continuous stressors can take a toll on students' emotional stability and well-being. In the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing trauma or a series of traumatic events, it is normal to experience a wide range of feelings such as shock, fear, helplessness, anger, or sadness. The Counseling Center sees you. We hear you, and we are here to support you as the term presses on. 
 
As a Center, we are committed to affirming and providing care for all students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by the series of incidents on and near campus. We continue to strive for inclusion and believe that safety and wellbeing are basic human rights. As such, we are available for "same-day" appointments Mondays through Fridays, at 410-704-2512 for any student seeking support during this stressful and challenging time. 

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

 

Peer Education Recruitment

We're Recruiting! The Healthy & Diverse Minds and ATOD Peer Education programs are recruiting new student leaders for the Spring 2022 semester. Check out our website to learn more and apply today!

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.