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Director's Welcome

Thank you for visiting the Counseling Center’s website. This website is designed to provide a wealth of information about the Counseling Center and its many services. Located in Shoemaker Building, the University Counseling Center offers comprehensive services to meet the psychological, personal, academic, developmental career, and accessibility needs of students and others in our diverse UMD community.

By exploring our website, you will learn about each of the four divisions of the Counseling Center, which include the Counseling Service, Accessibility and Disability Service, Testing Office, and Research Unit.

Visit our website to:

  • Explore options for obtaining personal, mental health, and career support.
  • Learn about group counseling and the Anxiety Toolbox and Getting Unstuck workshops offered by the Counseling Center.
  • Seek information on how to help students in distress.
  • Learn about WellTrack, the Counseling Center’s self-help app.
  • Acquire information about receiving academic accommodations through the Accessibility and Disability Service.
  • Gather resources for learning about common life problems such as loneliness, stress, anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, grief/loss, and career indecision.
  • Seek information about the GSS program and strategies for enhancing academic performance in courses with high D, F, and W rates.
  • Obtain information about testing options, including career inventories, psychological tests, and educational achievement measures such as the GRE, PRAXIS, MCAT, etc.
  • Learn about recent studies conducted by the Center’s Research Unit.

All counseling services are free and confidential for eligible students. The Counseling Service, which is staffed by licensed psychologists, provides a variety of options for care, such as evidence-based workshops for depression and anxiety, a robust group therapy program, and brief therapy for a variety of presenting concerns. Based on our assessment, the psychologist will determine the best service for a student’s presenting concerns. Issues and concerns that require specialized treatment, long-term counseling, or frequent monitoring or oversight, are best served through our nearby community providers.

Our primary goal is to ensure that students are provided with the services and tools needed to support their growth, development and learning at the University of Maryland. This website serves as one of those tools.

We hope you find this website useful. Please do not hesitate to contact the Counseling Center if you have any questions, at (301) 314-7651.


Dr. Chetan Joshi

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