Counseling Center

Towson University’s Counseling Center is the source of personal counseling and psychological help on campus for students, faculty and staff.

Dear Towson University community,

We at the Towson University Counseling Center are horrified by the senseless killing this weekend of an African-American Bowie State University senior by a white student at the University of Maryland, College Park.  While violence against anyone is abhorrent, the impact is particularly traumatic when it appears to express hatred for a while community.  Our hearts go out to the family and community of Richard Collins III, to Bowie State University, and to the University of Maryland, where the crime took place.

We want to tell the Towson community that we remain committed to promoting healing and ally-ship in the face of all kinds of hatred and oppression.  If this tragedy has evoked feelings in you that you would like to support in managing or if you just need a place to talk, please contact us 410-704-2512.

General Information

Making An Appointment

It's easy to make an initial appointment to speak with a counselor. Call 410-704-2512 or stop by the Counseling Center to arrange for a private meeting to discuss your concerns.

Our services are confidential and, for most, there is no fee.

Due to the high demand on our services, beginning August 1, 2016, students who miss appointments will be charged $20. For more information, check out student services.

Counseling Center Diversity Statement

The staff members of the Towson University Counseling Center strive to affirm, promote and celebrate diversity. We are committed to be aware of and understand diversity in its broadest sense.

The staff at the Counseling Center values the importance of diversity for all individuals. People from every background are affected by issues of culture. Multicultural competence is therefore an essential component of our work with every client.

We all benefit from an understanding of how power, privilege, cultural identities (e.g. gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, social class, and many others) and individual differences affect our daily experiences.

We recognize that students come to the center at various levels of comfort with these identities and therefore, make it a priority to meet students where they are. All of our lives are enhanced by a better understanding of the diverse world in which we live.

Services

We work with students to resolve emotional difficulties; improve personal skills; overcome the effects of trauma, disadvantage or substance abuse; and achieve personal goals.

If you are unsure if you or a friend needs help, please watch Emotion 101, a video created by the Half of Us campaign to encourage students to get help and remind them that it is okay to seek help.

The Counseling Center also seeks to improve the quality of life on campus as a whole. Recognizing that the university community includes people with a wide range of concerns and needs, we provide programs and presentations by request, and offer a full calendar of events during the academic year.

Mental Health Screening Tool

Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional - they are a checkup from your neck up.

 

 

Events