Student Counseling Center

Any students in need of immediate mental health support by a licensed mental health clinician by phone can call our mental health line 24/7 at 855-236-4278.

All counseling services will be offered virtually for the Fall 2021 semester.

For students wanting to request an appointment with the student counseling center please complete the appointment request form. After completing the request form, a student counseling center staff member will contact you.

To schedule an urgent appointment, call the Counseling Center’s main line (410-337-6481). Students will be assessed during this initial conversation. The student can expect an appointment within 3 – 5 business hours or the following business day.

For students who need assistance finding off-campus mental health services please complete the case management form. After completing the request form, the Clinical Case Manager will contact you. All students are still able to utilize online mental health resources located here.

For more information about mental health services during the fall and spring academic semesters, please visit our FAQs.

Mission Statement

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

Emergency Contact Information

Goucher College 24/7 Mental Health Line: 855-236-4278

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 or click HERE to chat.

Request an appointment with the Student Counseling Center

Request an Appointment Form

You may request an appointment by using the request appointmen form. 

Appointment request form

Making an Appointment

To make an appointment call 410-337-6481or complete the Appointment Request form. You will be contacted shortly thereafter by a staff member to have a conversation about your clinical needs and verify your current location.

What Happens During Your First Appointment? 

The goal of the first session is to figure out what is going on in the "here and now" and develop a treatment plan best suited for the individual student. For those who can benefit from a short-term treatment model, follow-up sessions will be scheduled with one of our center's mental health clinicians. When specialized, intensive, or long-term treatment is indicated, referrals will be made to licensed counselors in the Towson area.

Community Mental Health Services

It is recommended that current and prospective students in need of ongoing, long-term mental health support (including psychiatric medications) familiarize themselves with their insurance benefits, particularly with regards to authorization of ongoing mental health services in the state of Maryland. A list of off-campus providers can be found in the Community Mental Health Resources document.

Counseling Center Response to the Deaths of Black People

The Student Counseling Center wishes to express our grief, sorrow and compassion to all those who have been impacted by the race-based tragedies that have been occurring across our nation. 

As the Derek Chauvin trial concludes, emotional reactions abound. The world experienced the guilty verdict of Chauvin on all three counts, offering a brief, and far overdue, semblance of justice, while witnessing the loss of another innocent life, Ma’Khia Bryant, 20 minutes prior at the hands of Columbus, Ohio police. The tragedy of this is immeasurable and the reactions cannot be addressed properly through these departmental statements.

Please know we are here to support you through these times, however support may look for you. We are still accepting new clients and will continue to do so through the end of the semester. You may either complete an appointment request form or leave a voicemail at 410-337-6481 for a clinician to contact you. You may also speak with a licensed mental health provider 24/7 at 855-236-4278 or utilize these resources in the Black community.

Most importantly, we would like to express our continued empathy and support for all of those who have been experiencing violence and marginalization, including, but not limited to, our BIPOC, AAPI, LGBTQIA+, Latinx, and Native American students. Please know how much your presence and contributions at Goucher College are seen and appreciated.

We at the Student Counseling Center are deeply committed to supporting, protecting, celebrating, and honoring the diversity of our students. We also realize that there are times when our students may prefer to speak with a therapist with specific demographics or personal experiences. If this is the case, we are more than happy to help you find the right fit, as this is so central to the vulnerability that therapy thrives on.

 In solidarity,

The Student Counseling Center

Curious about your mental health?

Take a few minutes to complete this self-assessment to better understand your mental and emotional wellness needs and recommendations that can be offered. This assessment is confidential and only used to help guide you in your decision-making for your own self-care.


Counseling services provided on campus are free, confidential, and do not require a referral. Services include brief individual counseling, group counseling, and outreach and consultation.

Download a copy of our one-page brochure (PDF) for quick and easy reference.