Individual Counseling

The Counseling Center offers currently enrolled students several different kinds of help, starting with a private and confidential initial meeting with a counselor.

Individual Counseling Services

Brief Individual Counseling

Individual sessions can be made with any of our licensed staff members.

Brief individual counseling can help you:

  • increase your self-understanding
  • resolve problems
  • feel better
  • learn new skills

For more information, visit our frequently asked questions page.

Psychiatric Services

Psychiatry consultants are available in case you might need psychiatric evaluation and medication in addition to personal counseling.

Making First Appointment

There are two ways to make an initial appointment: call 410-704-2512 or stop by our front desk. We are located at the Health and Counseling Centers (2nd floor) at Ward and West.

Initial appointments are often available very quickly.

Immediate emergency appointments are available for those who are at-risk or in a great deal of distress.

Mental Health Screening

A brief mental health questionnaire can help you or someone you care about determine if they should connect with a mental health professional. 


Additional Information

Your Responsibility

Please keep your appointments.

Please notify the Counseling Center at least 12 hours in advance if you cannot make your appointment.

Due to the high demand on our services, students who miss appointments will be charged $20. When students do not show or do not give sufficient notice for a cancellation, this impacts our ability to help other students. You must give at least 12 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule, or your Bursars account will be billed.

Questions about this policy may be directed to your therapist or the .


Counseling often deals with very personal and sensitive issues. Successful outcome depends on having a safe place to express your feelings, attitudes and thoughts with a counselor who respects you and your privacy.

Counseling sessions are confidential, and any limits to confidentiality are carefully explained. Information may only be released with your written permission or as may be required by law.

The importance of confidentiality is reflected in the Counseling Center’s adherence to the Code of Ethics of the American Psychological Association.

Initial Assessment of Needs and Goals

Expectations for the first visit:

  • A counselor will help you address your immediate problem(s).
  • A counselor will collaborate with you to determine what further sources of help will be most useful.
  • A counselor will assist you in the referral process (if necessary) to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.