Resources by Topic

Below you will find useful resources that we have found useful for students facing common struggles as part of their experience at Towson University. Please click on a topic for more information.

Self-Help

Applications

Applications can address a variety of concerns and can be used to supplement the work you do in therapy or used to assist with self-improvement because, like we say, “You don’t have to be sick to get better!”

Check out our self-help apps for a variety of apps for both iOS and Google Play devices that may help you manage your daily stressors more effectively.

Academic Support

Academic Performance

Maximizing your academic performance in college involves a careful balance of many skills. Success is based on the skillful time management, study skills, note taking, resource development, stress management, and maintaining a work-life balance. 

Adjusting to College Life

Leaving for college marks a major transition in your life. For most students, going to college may be the first time living away from home. Adjusting to college means exploring a new place, making new friends, learning new things, and setting your own priorities.

Graduating from College

Congratulations - you made it! The next steps after graduating from collegecan involve a mix of exhilaration, uncertainty, and plenty of trial-and-error. We've compiled some tips to help with the transition.

Money Management

"But nobody taught me about this!" - a phrase often heard on campuses when students discuss money management and financial planning. Healthy financial planning is an important part of wellness and it's never too early to learn more about it.

Mental Health Wellness

Anxiety and Social Anxiety

Stress and anxiety inevitably play a role in our lives at one time or another. We feel stressed when the demands on our life are not met with equally effective coping strategies. Many of us have excellent coping strategies in some areas, but may lack adequate resources in others.

Childhood Trauma / Sexual Abuse

The negative effects of abuse vary widely. Some people who were abused as children experience few negative effects. Others may experience problems with self-esteem, relationships, schoolwork, or sexual intimacy. Some victims may feel guilty or blame themselves for the abuse, whereas others may minimize it or pretend it didn’t happen.

Depression

We all have times when we feel some level of depression - stress from exams, the end of a relationship or friendship, adjustment to college, or even just the season! However, these gloomy feelings will usually pass and there will still be happy times with your friends and family.

eating Disorders & Body Image

It may be that you are concerned that you may have a problem with food or your body. Maybe you worry about food, dieting and changing specific body parts more than you'd like. Or maybe a strict exercise/diet regimen is getting in the way of your schoolwork and spending time with friends.

Grief & Loss

Loss is an inevitable part of life, and grief is a natural part of the healing process. The reasons for grief are many, such as the loss of a loved one, the loss of health, or the letting go of a long-held dream. Dealing with a significant loss can be one of the most difficult times in a person's life.

Internet & Technology Addictions

In the modern world we rely on and benefit from technology in our professional and personal lives. However, it's important to consider the positive and negative impacts of this way of living.

Mindfulness & Meditation

Mindfulness is a way of life, there is both formal and informal elements to the practice.

Psychosis

Issues related to psychosis are often some of the most misunderstood within the psychological community. Early identification of psychotic symptoms are vital for someone to receive the most benefit from treatment.

Relationship

One of the greatest parts of college life is the friendships and romances that are built and one of the greatest tragedies is to see them broken. The experience of learning to relate to new and different people is never easy, but don’t worry; at a university with more than 21,000 people, you will have plenty of practice and opportunity.

Sexual Assault

The Towson University Counseling Center is committed to assisting students who have been recent or distant victims of sexual assault and to working with the University and Towson communities to educate about this issue and prevent future assaults.

Stress Management

Stress is a natural part of life and it's normal for your stress levels to wax and wane throughout your time at university. Let us help you by suggesting some strategies & techniques to manage those times when stress feels unmanageable.

Substance Abuse

 

Maybe you are concerned about your own substance habits (i.e., drinking too much, smoking marijuana) or maybe you are concerned about someone else's habtis. Either way, you can find information and resources for substance use and abuse.

suicide Prevention

Suicide is best conceptualized as something people consider when their pain exceeds their resources to cope with the pain.

If you are personally feeling distressed or are having thoughts of suicide, help is available. If someone you know is in crisis, there are specific actions you can take to help your friend through this difficult time.

Other Self-Help Resources

Not every issue facing college students fits into a specific category, if you have other concerns that are not addressed above, check this space for some other useful resources.