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Counseling Services

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Contact the Counseling Center
Phone: (301) 447-5003
            (301) 447-5288

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

120 McGowan Hall

In an Emergency:
Call Public Safety at (301) 447–5911
and they will contact a counselor.

Counseling provides services to enable students to address behavioral and emotional concerns so they are able to take full advantage of the academic and social opportunities of their college experience.

The Counseling Center staff offers crisis intervention and short-term counseling. If a student needs intensive counseling or medication, they will be referred to off-campus resources.

Crisis Resources

Student health is very important to us, if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, you can:

  • Call Public Safety at 301-447-5911 (24 hours per day)

  • Come to Counseling Services during business hours for a walk-in crisis appointment

  • Talk to an RA or Residence Life staff member

24-hour Crisis Hotlines

Suicide Prevention

  • Frederick County, Md. Hotline: 301-662-2255

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

  • Press “1” if a veteran in crisis

  • Crisis Text Line: Text “START” to 741-741

  • The Trevor Line (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth): 1-866-488-7386

Substance Abuse Treatment

  • Treatment Referral Hotline: 1-800-662-4357

Sexual Assault/Dating Violence

  • The Heartly House (Frederick): 301-662-8800

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673

  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-800-331-9474


Counseling services abide by state laws and professional ethical standards in maintaining confidentiality.
These standards prevent us from releasing information to anyone without the written consent of the student. Disclosure of information may be made if, in the professional judgment of the counselor, the student presents a danger to themselves or others or if the counselor has reasonable belief of abuse or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult.

For parents

We welcome your calls if you have a concern about your child, however, your child will have to contact us to initiate services.

Contact a Counselor

Gerald T. Rooth, M.S., L.C.P.C.
Director of Counseling Services
(301) 447-5003

Sarah Deysher, M.A.
Assistant University Counselor
(301) 447-5002

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