Appointments are made by the student. The student can either call the Counseling Center at (301) 314-7651 or come to Shoemaker Building to schedule an appointment.
You can remind your student that seeking help is a sign of strength and that the Counseling Center is one of the many campus resources established to help students achieve success in college. In addition, your student may feel less reluctant to visit the Counseling Center if you point out that counseling services are confidential and free.
Counseling Center records are confidential. The Counseling Center follows professional ethical standards and all state and federal laws regarding confidentiality. Your student’s written permission is necessary before any information about Counseling Center appointments can be released.
Any registered University of Maryland undergraduate or graduate student is able to receive services.
No, the Counseling Center does not prescribe medication. However, we can provide referrals to psychiatrists at the Health Center or psychiatrists in off-campus practices.
Counseling Center services are free to registered UMD students.
The Counseling Center provides evaluation appointments, brief individual therapy, group therapy, and career counseling. Academic skills counseling and workshops also are available. Referrals to off-campus mental health providers are available to individuals who need long-term therapy and specialized care or who prefer to be seen off-campus.
The Counseling Center has a professional staff consisting of 16 licensed psychologists, one case manager, and 4 doctoral psychology interns. The Counseling Center also trains graduate students who provide counseling under the supervision of senior staff therapists.
Students are eligible for up to eight sessions of individual counseling per 12-month period.
There is no limit to the number of group therapy sessions a student may attend. Some groups begin in the fall semester and continue through the spring semester. See the Group Counseling page for groups currently being offered.
A student who needs long-term counseling may be referred to the Care Manager who can help locate a therapist off campus.
Students come to the Counseling Center with a variety of concerns including adjustment concerns, depression, anxiety, loneliness, career indecision, identity concerns, stress management, interpersonal relationship difficulties, grief and loss, procrastination, family issues, etc.
The Counseling Center is located in the Shoemaker Building.