Veterans & Active Military Students

About 326 Towson University students in 2017 were active military personnel, veterans, or affiliated persons (e.g., ROTC), and that number is expected to grow.

You served us, now let us serve you

The Counseling Center promotes personal well-being and the academic success of students by providing comprehensive mental health services. We create an atmosphere where veterans and military students can examine and discuss freely and confidentially personal concerns of any type. Additionally, our therapists are aware of the unique challenges returning veterans may encounter and are ready to offer the support and services that will ease the transition to college life at Towson University.

Our Services

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Psychiatry Services
  • Campus and Community Referrals

Signs that counseling might be helpful

Returning home from deployment or service to a college environment produces a unique set of challenges. Transitioning to academic life is a process that requires support from others, especially if an individual has concerns that start to interfere with academic success. Examples of transitional concerns that are commonly discussed in counseling include:

  • Difficulty relating to students who don't share similar values or life experiences
  • Navigating the cultural differences between the military and higher education bureaucracies
  • Difficulty concentrating in the classroom
  • Balancing multiple roles
  • Feeling a sense of purposelessness
  • Feeling misunderstood by others


Self-Help Apps

  • PTSD Coach was developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs' National Center for PTSD in collaboration with T2.
  • Breathe2Relax teaches breathing and stress management through diaphragmatic breathing exercises
  • Tactical Breather teaches the use of breathing to control stress responses

Campus Services

Military & Veterans Center (Psychology, Room 107; 410-704-2992)

Towson Student Veterans Group (410-704-3583)

  • Tracy Miller () leads and will serve as an unofficial academic adviser to any veteran/active military student on campus.

Self-Help Websites