University of Maryland Counseling Center

Counseling Service

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Many students encounter a variety of personal, social, career, and academic issues that call for assistance beyond advice provided by friends and family. Fortunately, the Counseling Center provides free and confidential services by professional counselors to all UM students. The Counseling Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may schedule an appointment by phone (301-314-7651) or in person. Walk-in counseling is available to students of color every day from 3 to 4 p.m. The Center also provides a Rainbow Walk-In Hour (Tuesday - Friday, 3-4 p.m.) for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered students, and for students of LGBT-headed families. For students needing to choose or change their major, or to clarify a career decision, Majors Walk-In is offered to get you started (Wednesdays, 1-3pm). The Center also offers a Walk-In Hour for student veterans looking for a place to talk (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 3-4 p.m.).

Faculty and staff also are confronted with personal and professional issues. The Counseling Center offers free, one-session consultations with all non-students (faculty, staff, non-campus individuals) to aid in resolving concerns and, if appropriate, providing a set of off-campus referrals in order to treat more in-depth issues. In addition, the Center provides, for a fee, a package of career assessment, interpretation and up to five sessions of counseling. The Counseling Center also serves the campus community through its consultation and outreach services.