What services do you offer?
Individual and group counseling are offered to assist students in dealing with a variety of psychological concerns including depression, academic difficulties, relationship concerns, anxiety, eating disorders, identity confusion, loss, and family concerns, among other things. Other services include crisis intervention, consultation, workshops and educational programs, online resources, the Campus Against Violence Program, the LGBTQ Virtual Center, and the STAND4YOU suicide prevention and mental health promotion program.
Where is your office located?
The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of Guerrieri University Center, room 263 at Salisbury University. Contact the office for directions.
What are the hours of operation?
The Counseling Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Summer hours are 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.
Are there any costs for services?
There are no additional fees for counseling or related services.
How do I schedule an appointment?
To schedule an intake session, either call the Counseling Center at 410-543-6070 or stop by the Counseling Center, GUC, room 263. The student and counselor will determine subsequent meeting times at the end of the initial session.
What do I do in case of an emergency?
Students in crisis during office hours may be seen on a walk-in basis. Calling ahead to notify counseling staff will expedite getting in to see a counselor. After hours, students can call the University Police at 410-543-6222, the Life Crisis Center in Salisbury at 410-749-4357, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, or go to the nearest emergency room, Peninsula Regional Medical Center located at 100 East Carroll Street, Salisbury.
How do I get help for a friend?
While the choice to seek counseling is an individual decision, the Counseling Center staff can provide consultations to family and friends who may be concerned about the mental health and behaviors of a student. Consultations are available by phone and appointment.
May friends or family schedule an appointment for someone other than themselves?
Students seeking counseling services must schedule their own appointments.
How do I receive medication?
The Counseling Center does not provide prescription services. However, Counseling Center staff work closely with other health care providers that may assist with a medication evaluation. More complex symptoms may require psychiatric services from a provider in the community.
May parents be notified of appointments and other treatment services for their child/student?
All client contacts and information obtained in the course of treatment is confidential. No information will be released without the written authorization from the client, except in the rare cases of imminent danger or as required by law when there is a suspicion of child abuse, elder abuse or a court order. While information is not released outside of the Counseling Center without written permission, staff may consult with each other in order to improve the quality of services.
Is group therapy offered?
Yes, group is often the preferred mode of counseling with students because it allows them to share similar concerns and feel supported by others in a safe environment and at the same time learn effective communication and enhance interpersonal relationships.
Are there any online resources available to students and their families, faculty, and staff?
Yes, online resources are available by visiting the the Counseling Center website. Online resources include mental health screenings and address topics including but not limited to mental health disorders, study skills, and wellness. The web address is www.salisbury.edu/counseling.
What are the special interests and qualifications of the staff?
Staff interests vary and include an interest in and commitment to working with college students. More details about clinical staff interests and backgrounds can be found on the website link Meet the Staff. The Counseling Center staff currently includes a psychologist, social workers, counselors, and graduate interns.