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The Counseling Center offers experienced professionals who can help you explore many different concerns. We value each person for their unique personality, perspective, background, and culture. Learn more about us.

Fall 2021 Services at the Counseling Center

For the Fall 2021 semester, the Counseling Center will resume offering in-person services. Telehealth sessions will also remain available.. Check out our Available Services to learn more. Beginning Monday, 11/29, all Initial Appointments will be Let’s Talk sessions given the limited time remaining in the semester. Emergency services remain available, M-F 8:30 am-5 pm EST in the Counseling Center, and 24/7 through the Counseling Center Crisis Line at 410-617-5530. The Crisis Line remains available when the Counseling Center is closed for the winter break. Both Initial Appointments and Let’s Talk appointments will be available at the start of the Spring 2022 semester.

To maintain the health and safety of students and staff, masks are required to be worn in the Counseling Center, including during counseling sessions. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, have been recently exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or have been asked to quarantine, please call the Counseling Center prior to your appointment to discuss options for rescheduling or telehealth sessions.

Online scheduling is now available for enrolled full time undergraduate and graduate students who currently reside in Maryland to schedule non-crisis Initial Appointments only. Our online scheduling system is available during business hours only, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5 pm EST. For all other appointments, please call the Counseling Center at 410-617-2273. If you are needing immediate crisis support, contact the Counseling Center during business hours (M-F, 8:30 am-5 pm EST) or the After-Hours Crisis Line at 410-617-5530. You always get a live counselor, every single time after hours at 410-617-5530. But if call volume is high that means you might wait a few minutes for the next available counselor. Don’t hang up, your call is important and will be answered.

Concerns we address


The Loyola Counseling Center recognizes the impact of the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse for the deaths of Jospeh Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and the wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz. We also acknowledge that the murder trial for Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William Bryan, the three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery as he was out for a jog has started. We would like to support the members of the Loyola community affected by this trauma and offer some supportive resources.

We offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and the entire Loyola community as we mourn the loss of David Guadiana, Class of 2024.  During this painful time, we have compiled important information on coping with grief.

"The Retreat" Newsletter

Year in Review 2020-2021

Read our 2020-2021 Year in Review to check out some data we collected over the past year, as well as the trends we've seen.

All-Gender Housing Now Available On-Campus!

After much effort and advocacy from many members of the Loyola community, students now have the opportunity to choose housing outside of the gender binary!  Learn more about All-Gender Housing.

Counseling Center Statement on Ongoing Racial Injustice and Violence

The Counseling Center joins the rest of the Loyola community in expressing our grief, sorrow and compassion for the racial injustices and tragedies that have been occurring across our nation. These events have impacted all of us and reflect a longstanding and entrenched history of structural and systemic injustice and racism that we condemn and are dedicated to addressing. 

We would like to recognize the reports of hate crimes experienced by the Asian community - particularly in light of COVID-19, locally and nationally. In the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing this trauma, it is normal to experience a range of feelings and emotions, such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, helplessness, or guilt. 

Please consider Racial Violence & Injustice resources for people of color and those seeking to promote anti-racism and engage in allyship. You can also find additional resources on Anti-racism and White Accountability and from the Office of Equity and Inclusion

Students may contact us by phone to speak with a counselor or schedule an appointment, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 410-617-2273. For support outside our business hours, please call 410-617-5530 to speak with an after-hours counselor. 

Loyola Counseling Center Land Acknowledgement

The staff at the Counseling Center humbly acknowledges and honors the Indigenous communities whose ancestral homelands and resources were stolen and colonized in the creation of this nation, state and campus. We recognize the Piscataway, Nanticoke and Lumbee as past, present, and future caretakers of this land.

A land acknowledgement is a small and insufficient step towards correcting the narrative and injustice of colonialism both past and present. While this small act will never erase the atrocities that have been endured by Indigenous peoples both locally and around the world, it is a part of our ongoing commitment to uplifting the sovereignty of Indigenous communities. We are therefore committed to resisting the oppression that takes many forms, including the attack on mental health, threat to the environment, and continued violence caused by systems of racism.

The Counseling Center is excited to offer new drop-in support space(s) for students:

Let’s Connect Now: drop in affinity spaces for BIPOC students and LGBTQIA+ students.