Due to applicable mental health licensure laws, please be advised that the Salisbury University Counseling Center can only provide ongoing counseling services to students who are physically located in the State of Maryland at the time of service. If you are located outside of Maryland, we can provide short-term crisis support and/or referral assistance to a provider located within your state.
When the Counseling Center is closed, you still have access to support
If you have mental health concerns outside of regular business hours and wish to speak with someone from our After-Hours Support Line, please call 833-631-1066. The support line is available to support students experiencing any kind of mental health crisis.
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. You can find additional crisis response resources on our Crisis Resources web page.
To find self-help resources visit our Coping with COVID-19 or Self-Help Resources webpages. For the most up to date information about Salisbury University’s response to the pandemic, please visit SU’s COVID-19 webpage.
Statement on Anti-APIDA Attacks
Salisbury University’s Counseling Center staff members stand in solidarity with the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American community in the face of the most recent attacks and expressions of anti-Asian bias. These acts of hate, in the context of the global pandemic, the attack on the US Capital, and acts of racial violence against African-Americans are undoubtedly impacting the mental health and well-being of our communities. Direct and indirect exposure to such events can be traumatizing and result in many varied emotional reactions. As always, students in distress are reminded that the Center is here to help. 410-543-6070.
TAO (Therapy Assistance Online)
TAO is as an online library of engaging, interactive programs that help you learn life skills and bounce back from disappointments or obstacles. TAO includes over 150 brief, effective, educational sessions covering over 50 common topics and skills related to mental health, wellness, and substance use issues. TAO also has interactive sessions, mindfulness exercises and practice tools all aimed at helping you achieve your goals.
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.
The Counseling Center's Statement on U.S. Capitol Breach
The Counseling Center condemns the violence and threatening acts that occurred at the United States Capitol. We recognize the emotional and psychological impact that riots and violence can have, even when we are not physically present or directly involved. Take time to tend to your own well-being. If you need support or would like a space to process and explore how current events are affecting you, please contact the Counseling Center at 410-543-6070.
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.
- 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.