Counseling is a private, confidential personal discussion with a mental health professional whose purpose is to enable clients to explore and express feelings, examine beliefs and ways of thinking about the world, reflect on patterns of behavior, improve personal skills, develop increased confidence, overcome barriers to personal effectiveness, and acquire a more mindful awareness and appreciation of their uniqueness in relationship to others. Social workers, psychologists and professional counselors usually provide counseling.
Psychiatry focuses on the biochemical causes of problems with thoughts, emotions and behavior. Psychiatrists use a variety of medications to alter an individual’s biochemistry to create specific changes in thoughts, emotions or behaviors. Counseling and psychotherapy are interchangeable terms.
Counseling services are provided to students who are currently enrolled at the University of Baltimore. Counseling services are not provided to Web-based students living outside of the State of Maryland.
Consultation services are available to all faculty at the University of Baltimore.
Yes. All enrolled students are eligible for a maximum of 10 sessions per academic year.
The cost for counseling services is included with student fees.
In the Academic Center, Room 111.
It is preferred that students schedule appointments by calling the office at 410.837.5159. Scheduling will not occur via e-mail.