Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is here to provide you with effective mental health services to foster a healthier campus community. You may contact us at 410-543-6070 or stop by our office in the GUC, RM 263. Our office is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. You are also welcome to stop by the office and utilize our self-help library.

Diversity Statement

The Salisbury University Counseling Center is disheartened by the racially derogatory graffiti incidents in Henson and Fulton Halls. We, as a Center, condemn all form of physical and psychological violence and discrimination, including intolerance and hate. We believe safety and well-being are human rights, and we recognize the psychological and emotional impact that these events have on our campus community. These values remain at the heart of our work with our students, faculty, and staff. The Counseling Center stands with all our Black students as well as other students of color and all those in the Salisbury University community who have been affected by this hateful acts. We are available by appointment and emergency services at 410-543-6070 for anyone seeking support during this challenging time.

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.

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 begin counseling services, start by scheduling an intake appointment.

Our Programs

We have several exciting and informative programs to support students the best we can and promote mental health awareness.

Resources

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