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

During working hours you can contact us at 410-704-2512, and you can reach us in a crisis. We can also consult with you more generally about mental health issues and collaborate with you in our mutual efforts to improve the campus community environment.

Faculty Counseling

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 tips on how to reach out to that person:

  • You are not expected to provide personal counseling to students
  • Encourage the students to use campus resources
  • Facilitate a referral to the Counseling Center, Health Center, and Disability Support Services


Sample Dialogue

The Counseling Center has produced two short videos (video 1) (video 2) for ideas about how you might bring up concerns of unhealthy behavior or to see examples of how to guide a student toward the Counseling Center.

Downloadable Resources

These publications are to help you in assisting students with a variety of problems.

Inova EAP

Inova offers psychotherapy services for a wide range of presenting problems for TU staff, faculty and their family members. Inova also offers a variety of other services including:

  • information about resources for child/elder care and adoption services
  • online savings center
  • legal consultation
  • identity theft assistance

For more information, check out inova.org/eap or call 1-855-MY-INOVA.

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:

  • INOVA Employee Assistant Program
  • The Counseling Center can offer an initial appointment to TU faculty and staff when needed
  • We can assist you in finding appropriate outside sources
  • We can remain in communication with you to ensure a successful outcome (with you permission)
  • We can assist with the referral process