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About Us

We’re glad that you are checking us out! Over the course of your college years, you will encounter many challenges and opportunities, both academically and personally. At the Counseling Center, we are here to help you successfully navigate those challenges and take advantage of opportunities to make the most of your experience. We provide counseling services designed to enable you to understand yourself and your situation in ways that prepare you to deal with the challenges of college life and create opportunities for personal development. We offer support to UMBC students to assist with a variety of personal, academic and career concerns. Our approach is collaborative, goal-oriented, and multiculturally sensitive. We are here to help you develop more personal awareness, learn the skills you need to be successful, help you achieve your personal goals and make the most of your UMBC experience. We are also here to assist faculty, staff, and students to assist students they are concerned about and to help students make the most of their time at UMBC.

The Counseling Center offers free and confidential services to all registered UMBC students in the form of individual, couples, or group counseling as well as workshops, campus presentations, consultation and self-help resources.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Counseling Center is to foster students’ psychological development and emotional well-being and to support students in attaining their academic and personal goals. Our multidisciplinary staff work with students, faculty, staff, families, and administration to support students and to create a healthy, diverse, supportive and inclusive multicultural learning community. This is accomplished through counseling and psychotherapy, preventive and educational programming, consultation and outreach. We also strive to contribute to the training and development of multi-culturally competent mental health professionals.

The Counseling Center exists within and has responsibility to the academic institution. Given this unique relationship, the Center attends to the academic imperatives of the institution in all of its programming and functions. Toward this end, Center staff members serve on university committees, provide consultation to faculty and staff regarding mental health concerns around students, faculty and staff, and provide limited instruction within academic courses.

The Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services Inc. (IACS) and provides all services within the guidelines adopted by this agency.

Location & Hours

Student Development & Success Center
(in between Chesapeake Hall and Susquehanna Hall across from Erickson Field)

We are located on Center Road between Chesapeake and Susquehanna Halls, in a one-story, pale yellow building (the only one in the vicinity not made of bricks). If you are unsure how to get here, call us and we’ll be glad to help.

During the academic year:
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

During the summer:
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.