Mission Statement

Since emotional growth and personal well-being contribute significantly to a positive, holistic educational experience, Goucher College offers professional counseling services to all students within the Goucher community.


For information about our staff, click here.

Get Help

If you are experiencing a clinical emergency:

  • Contact the Office of Public Safety at 410-337-6112
  • Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room
  • Call the Baltimore County Crisis Hotline at 410-931-2214

If you are experiencing an urgent crisis:

  • Attend the Urgent Walk-in Hour: Monday - Friday at 1:00 PM

Regular appointments may be scheduled Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

  1. Call 410-337-6481
  2. Leave a message, including:
    1. Name (spell last name)
    2. Phone number
    3. Reason for seeking treatment
  3. Print and complete the Counseling Pre-Intake Packet

For messages left before 5:00 PM Monday - Friday, calls will be returned on the same business day.


Counseling services provided on campus are free, confidential, and do not require a referral. 

Initial Assessment of Needs and Goals

In your first visit, your counselor will help you address immediate problems and develop a treatment plan. You and your counselor will collaboratively determine what further sources of help will be most useful, whether they are available through Health & Counseling Services or in the community. For more information, please refer to Understanding Campus and Community Counseling Services (PDF).

Brief Individual Counseling

Brief individual counseling typically ranges from 1-12 sessions. The goal of brief psychotherapy is to increase self-awareness, resolve problems, and learn adaptive coping skills that may be used in the future.
Individual counseling is available for a variety of issues including, but not limited to:

  • adjustment to college (or other new situations)
  • crisis management
  • stress management
  • anxiety, depression and anger
  • chemical dependency
  • academic concerns (test anxiety, motivation difficulties, career decisions)
  • relationships with friends, roommates, significant others, parents
  • eating disorders
  • sexuality
  • self esteem
  • grief and loss
  • sexual abuse/assault

Couples Counseling

Couples counseling can provide a safe atmosphere for couples to examine and improve their relationship.

Group Counseling

Group counseling may be offered throughout the academic year on various topics. The group milieu provides an opportunity to share experiences, obtain peer support, and gain/practice new skills.

Outreach and Consultation

The counseling staff is available to consult with students, faculty and staff on a variety of issues related to their roles in helping and working with other members of the Goucher College community.
Programs can be scheduled for residence halls, academic classrooms, wellness classes and student organizations. Areas of interest might include:

  • sexuality
  • test anxiety
  • stress management
  • culture shock
  • how to help a friend
  • drug and alcohol issues
  • body image/eating disorders
  • sensitivity to individual differences

If you have a particular interest that is not listed, ask!