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In light of the recent highly charged events on campus and across the country, The University of Maryland Counseling Center staff wish to convey their commitment to promoting a diverse, inclusive, and socially just community. We also are committed to helping students of all beliefs and identities who may react to such events with feelings that include anger, hurt, confusion, fear, helplessness, loneliness, and hopelessness. If you are interested in speaking individually with a counselor or arranging for a safe and supportive facilitated discussion for your group, please call the Counseling Center in Shoemaker Building at 301-314-7651.

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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.

Please note, our site is currently under construction. If you have questions regarding services offered at the Counseling Center, please contact us at (301) 314-7651.

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

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

Counseling Center Director
Sharon Kirkland-Gordon, Ph.D.
(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) 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)
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