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Counseling Center

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Counseling Center staff will be working remotely. Although you cannot visit our office in person, you can still reach Counseling Center clinicians by phone or email. If you would like to speak with a Counseling Center clinician, you may call 410-543-6070 and leave a message or email us at counseling@salisbury.edu including your name, email address, phone number, and SU ID. Please speak clearly and slowly so that we have the information we need to be able to reach you. Voicemail and email are checked regularly between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

A representative will respond to your call or email as quickly as possible during business hours.  Please be aware that responses may come via email, so please check your email after requesting to be contacted.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911, call University Police at 410-543-6222, or proceed to your nearest emergency department. If you are calling outside of our normal business hours or need to speak to someone right away, you can find 24/7 crisis response resources on our  Crisis Resources web page.

To find self-help resources visit Coping with COVID-19. For the most up to date information about Salisbury University’s response to the pandemic, please visit SU’s COVID-19 webpage.

How Can We Help?

Our dedicated staff provides high-quality and professional mental health services including prevention, assessment and treatment of psychological problems, emotional concerns or mental conditions of individuals or groups. We also aim to provide mental health promotion, education related to early problem detection and intervention, student advocacy and effective access to services. Our goals are to promote student welfare and psychological well-being, academic success and a safe and healthy campus community. Through a graduate internship training program, we also provide quality education and supervision for master’s students in social work and other counseling programs.

Diversity Statement

The Salisbury University Counseling Center strives to affirm, promote and celebrate diversity. We are committed to be aware of and understand diversity in its broadest sense. We value the importance of diversity for all individuals. People from every background are affected by issues of culture. Multicultural effectiveness and cultural humility are therefore essential components of our work with every client.

Notably, we all benefit from an understanding of how power, privilege, cultural identities (e.g. gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, social class, and many others) and individual differences affect our daily experiences. The Counseling Center recognizes that students come to the center at various levels of comfort with these identities and therefore, make it a priority to meet students where they are. All of our lives are enhanced by a better understanding of the diverse world in which we live. To find self-help resources visit Diversity Resources.

Statement Regarding Race-Based Killing in America

The Counseling Center expresses our grief, sorrow and compassion to all those who have been impacted by the race-based tragedies that have been occurring across our nation. These tragedies reflect a longstanding and entrenched history of structural and systemic injustice that we condemn and are dedicated to addressing. While these tragedies can be traumatizing for all of us, we recognize that they may be especially injurious to members of our Black and African-American community. In the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing trauma, it is normal to experience a range of feelings and emotions, such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, guilt, or helplessness. The Counseling Center is committed to affirming and providing care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by trauma. We encourage you to contact our office if you (or someone you know) would like support with coping and healing. Additionally, and the Counseling center is hosting support group for men of color (Brother’s Keeper) and women of color (Sister Circle) every Thursday at 5pm.

Objectives

  • To provide therapy and counseling services to students who may be experiencing psychological, interpersonal or behavioral difficulties
  • To provide consultation to faculty, staff, parents and students to help foster an environment that is conducive to students’ psychological, intellectual, emotional and physical development
  • To provide training, outreach, mental health promotion, and other programs for students, faculty, and staff
  • To provide education, training and supervision to graduate students to foster their development as competent mental health professionals

The Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services.

How to Initiate Counseling

To schedule an initial appointment (also referred to as an intake appointment), students can either come to the Counseling Center, located on the second floor of the Guerrieri Student Union (Room 263), or they can call the Center (410-543-6070). When arriving at the Center for scheduled intake appointments, students are asked to complete intake paperwork after which they meet with a counselor. This entire initial appointment typically takes between 60 to 90 minutes to complete and so students should plan to be at the Center for a minimum of 90 minutes to insure appropriate service.

Our Services

We provide out-patient therapy to students through a variety of modalities. Out-patient treatment allows you as a student to receive weekly therapy appointments. You can also meet less often depending on your identified goals or may be seen for additional sessions based on counselor recommendations. If you require more intensive or frequent treatment on an ongoing basis, you will likely be referred to another agency that can provide intensive out-patient or in-patient treatment. To learn more about our services please go to our Clinical Services.

Related Campus Resources

In addition to our services and programs, we have provided you with many helpful resources.