Counseling Center

Towson University’s Counseling Center is the source of personal counseling and psychological help on campus for students, faculty and staff.

A letter from the faculty and staff at the Counseling Center following recent events:

We at the Towson University Counseling Center are deeply concerned about the potential impacts of recent changes in DACA regulations for members of our university community and their families. We want to reiterate and affirm our support of our students who are undocumented, as well as all students whose family and friends may be impacted by this change in policy. We reaffirm our commitment to support all members of our university community regardless of immigration status. 

For students, staff, and faculty who are concerned about how DACA will affect them, the university is offering resources to help you cope:

  • The Counseling Center provides free, confidential counseling services from 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday. Call us at (410) 704-2512 to set up an appointment.
  • The Center for Student Diversity can provide support and information on resources.

For more information about DACA and the Dream Act in Maryland, click here

upcoming events

PAWS 2 Relax

October 17th, 1pm-3pm

Join the Healthy Minds Peer Educators and come relax, de-stress, and enjoy some time with therapy pets from Pets on Wheels!


General Information

Making An Appointment

It's easy to make an initial appointment to speak with a counselor. Call 410-704-2512 or stop by the Counseling Center to arrange for a private meeting to discuss your concerns.

Our services are confidential and, for most, there is no fee.

Due to the high demand on our services, beginning August 1, 2016, students who miss appointments will be charged $20. For more information, check out student services.

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.


We work with students to resolve emotional difficulties; improve personal skills; overcome the effects of trauma, disadvantage or substance abuse; and achieve personal goals.

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.

Mental Health Screening Tool

Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional - they are a checkup from your neck up.