Overview of Counseling Services
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.
Are You in Crisis?
- Urgent Walk-In Hour
- Monday - Wednesday and Friday at 1 p.m.
- Thursday at 2 p.m.
- Urgent call-in hours are available on Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m.
- Counselors will return phone calls within the hour of the call.
- If you are experiencing a CLINICAL EMERGENCY when our office is closed:
- Contact the Office of Public Safety at 410-337-6112
- Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room
- Call Baltimore County Crisis Hotline at 410-931-2214
To Schedule Your First Appointment:
- Call 410-337-6481 Monday - Friday
- Leave a message including
- Name (spell last name)
- Phone number
- Reason for seeking treatment
- For messages left before 5p.m. Monday - Friday, calls will be returned on same business day.
- Appointments may be scheduled
- Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Print and complete Counseling Pre-Intake Packet
To learn more about our clinicians, click here.
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.
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
- self esteem
- grief and loss
- sexual abuse/assault
Couples counseling can provide a safe atmosphere for couples to examine and improve their relationship.
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:
- 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!