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
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
Summer hours are 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.
Are there any costs for services?
There are no additional fees for counseling or related
How do I schedule an appointment?
To schedule an intake session, stop by the Counseling
Center, GUC, room 263 to complete some initial paperwork
and to schedule the
appointment. The student and counselor will determine
subsequent meeting times at the end of the initial
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
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
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.
include mental health screenings and address topics
including but not limited to mental health disorders,
study skills, and wellness.
The web address is
What are the special interests and qualifications of the
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
Meet the Staff. The
Counseling Center staff currently includes a
psychologist, social workers, counselors, and graduate interns.