Faculty & Staff Consultation

The Counseling Center offers consultation services to support and advise you when you are dealing with students in distress.

During work hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.), you can contact us at 410-704-2512. We can also consult with your more generally about mental health issues and collaborate with you in our mutual efforts to improve the campus community environment. 

Assisting Students in Distress

A faculty or staff member is often the first person to recognize when a student is in distress. Here are some gentle reminders when reaching out to the person:

Online Resources

Employee Assistance Programs 


GuidanceResources, offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them. Your GuidanceResources benefits will give employees and their dependents confidential support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues. These services are provided at no charge to you. GuidanceResources offers a variety of services including: 

  • Confidential Emotional Support 
  • Work-Life Solutions 
  • Legal Guidance 
  • Financial Resources 
  • Online Support Tools 

Visit GuidanceResources Online. First time users please select register and enter WEB ID: USMEAP. 

Sample Dialogue

The Counseling Center has provided two short videos for ideas about how you might bring up concerns of unhealthy behavior or to see example of how to guide a student toward the Counseling Center:

Faculty/Staff Brief Assessment and Referral

You may be seeking mental health assistance for yourself or family members. Here are some ways we can help you:

  • We can assist you in finding appropriate outside resources.
  • We can remain in communication with you to ensure a successful outcome (with your permission).
  • We can assist with the referral process.