Life at TU

Counseling Center

Student Services

The Counseling Center offers currently enrolled students several different kinds of help, starting with a private and confidential initial meeting with a counselor.

How to decide whether to get services at the TU Counseling Center or see an outside provider?


Scheduling Your First Appointment

Stop by or call the Counseling Center at 410-704-2512, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to arrange your first appointment with a counselor. Initial appointments are often available very quickly. Immediate emergency appointments are available for those who are at risk or in a great deal of distress.

Your Responsibility

Because our resources are limited, it is important for you to keep the appointments you schedule. If you cannot keep an appointment, notify the Counseling Center as soon as possible to help us use our time well, and to assure your continued eligibility for our services.


Counseling often deals with very personal and sensitive issues. Successful outcome depends on having a safe place to express your feelings, attitudes and thoughts with a counselor who respects you and your privacy. Counseling sessions are confidential, and any limits to confidentiality are carefully explained. Information may only be released with your written permission or as may be required by law. The importance of confidentiality is reflected in the Counseling Center’s adherence to the Code of Ethics of the American Psychological Association.


Initial Assessment of Needs and Goals

In your first visit, your counselor will help you address immediate problems and will collaborate with you to determine what further sources of help will be the most useful, whether they are available at the Counseling Center or elsewhere.

Brief Individual and Couples Counseling

Brief individual counseling can help you to increase your self-understanding, resolve problems, feel better, and learn new skills. Brief couples counseling can provide a safe atmosphere for you and a partner to examine and improve your relationship.

Career Counseling

Choosing a career that reflects your interests, values, and talents is an important goal for most college students, and is a part of personal counseling. We are able to assist you with career exploration in addition to suggesting that you visit the Career Center, the primary office on campus for your career development.

Psychiatric Services

Psychiatry consultants are available in case you might need psychiatric evaluation and medication in addition to personal counseling.

Group Counseling

Counseling groups are particularly helpful for many concerns and goals, giving members an opportunity to share experiences, solve problems and practice new skills. You might be ready to join one of our counseling groups right away as your first ongoing service, or you might consider group counseling after having had a few individual counseling sessions.

Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Specialized services are available if you are troubled either by your own or someone else’s abuse of alcohol or drugs. Various individual and group counseling programs are offered, including a court-approved program for those who have received a DUI citation.


If services are needed that are beyond the scope of what we offer, we can assist you in finding appropriate outside sources of help. With your permission, we will follow up with you to ensure a successful outcome and to make the referral process as positive and easy as possible.

First Year Students is a useful resource for first year students that may find the transition to Towson University challenging.

Counseling Center
The Health & Counseling Centers at Ward West, 2nd Floor (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2512

Make An Appointment


Call 410-704-2512

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

or visit the Counseling Center

at Ward & West (map)



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