The University of Maryland Counseling Center staff wish to convey their commitment to helping members of our campus community who are struggling with difficult feelings related to national and international incidents of terrorism, hate speech, violence, and social injustice directed toward members of racial, religious, and sexual minority groups. Many of you may be experiencing anger, despair, hopelessness, fear, confusion, and helplessness. Your reactions are normal, and we encourage you to connect with people whom you trust in your personal and professional networks to provide and receive much needed comfort and support.
Counselors at the Counseling Center in Shoemaker Building are available to students who are seeking a safe and confidential space to express themselves, feel understood, and identify ways to stay emotionally grounded during turbulent times. In addition to scheduled consultation appointments, walk-in consultation is available without an appointment for students of color, international students, LGBTQ students, and veteran students. Please refer to the walk-in schedule.
Discussion groups facilitated by Counseling Center counselors are available to departments and groups by calling the Counseling Center in Shoemaker Building at (301) 314-7651 or by completing an Outreach and Consultation Request.
The Counseling Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. After-hours crisis support is available by calling (301) 314-7651.