University of Maryland Counseling Center

Welcome to the
University Counseling Center

A photo showing the front of the Shoemaker Building
Welcome to the University of Maryland Counseling Center's website. From here you will be able to access information about the Counseling Center as well as find helpful writings about a variety of issues you or someone you know may be facing. The Counseling Center is located in the Shoemaker Building, between the Chapel and LeFrak Hall. You can reach the Center by calling 301-314-7651. Learn more


Monday through Thursday - 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Appointments can be scheduled in person in Shoemaker Building or by calling (301) 314-7651


In the event of a life-threatening mental health emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

When the Counseling Center is closed, the following resources are suggested:

  • University of Maryland Department of Public Safety
    (301) 405-3333

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Click to view webpage

  • Maryland Crisis Hotline


  • Mental Health Service in the Health Center
    (301) 314-8106

  • Campus Advocates Respond and Educate (C.A.R.E.) to Stop Violence 24-hour Hotline
    (301) 314-2222
    (301) 741-3442 (24 hours)

  • Campus Chaplains
    (301) 314-9893

  • HELP Center (peer to peer support)
    (301) 314-HELP (4357)

On-Line Resources

Disaster Recovery

Grief and Loss


Mass Shooting

Counseling Center Highlights

  • "Paging Dr. WEBster"

    "Paging Dr. WEBster" is the Counseling Center's online Q&A forum. Send in a question or browse the Q&A archive for information!
  • Self-Help Topics

    Looking for some information about an issue you're facing? Check out our listing of nearly 30 self-help articles! Links available to other sites.
  • Research and Development (R&D) Presentations

    During each semester the Center offers brown-bag lunch seminars. Presenters from on and off-campus speak on a variety of issues.
  • Groups at a Glance

    Discover the counseling groups offered at the Center this semester. Structured, theme, and general therapy groups are included.



  • Stress Management Tips

  • Stress Management Tips Handout

  • Wellness at Maryland


    Graduate Assistantships for 2014-2015

    The Counseling Center is accepting applications for graduate assistantships for the 2014-2015 academic year. Please click this link to learn about the various opportunities and how to apply.

    Spring Fling for Transfer Students

    Tuesday, 2/4/14, 3:30pm - 5:00pm at Stamp Union, Prince Georges room. All transfers are welcome. Free pizza and prizes.

    Counseling Center on Facebook

    The Counseling Center now has its own Facebook page. Find information about the Center and helpful tips for being successful on the UM campus. To access, use the link above or the Facebook icon under the calendar of events. See you on Facebook!


    University of Maryland Counseling Center Warmline

    ^ (301) 314-7651 ^

    Disability Support

    ^ (301) 314-7682 ^

    Learning Assistance

    ^ (301) 314- 7693 ^

    Margaretha Lucas Remembrance