Loyola University Maryland

Counseling Center

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We offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and the entire Loyola community as we mourn the loss of Nick Myers, class of 2023.  During this painful time, please click here for important information on coping with grief.

COVID-19

While students are away from campus due to the coronavirus response plan, the Counseling Center is committed to offering support to students and the Loyola University community as we navigate this campus closure. Please consider the resources and information highlighted below:

How can I access support?

  • Remote services will be offered to undergraduate and graduate students. Please click here to learn more about this resource or call the Counseling Center at 410-617-2273.


How can I manage the impact of COVID-19 on my emotional wellness?

  • The Counseling Center recognizes that with constant media coverage and changing information related to the COVID-19 pandemic, some students may experience an increase in health-related anxiety. Learn more here and view resources related to the possible effects of the coronavirus on mental health.

What are some ways that I can engage in self-care in the coming weeks?

  • Feelings of frustration, uncertainty, worry, and loss for canceled events, distance from friends or family, and other significant and unexpected changes are normal reactions to COVID-19. Click here to learn more about self-care options as we work to create new routines amidst current public health recommendations.

What can parents and caregivers do to support students in managing COVID-19 related stress?

  • Click here to learn ways to support your student during this unsettling time.

Anything else I should keep in mind?

  • Additional relaxation and mindfulness resources can be found here.
  • Additional crisis resources are available here.


We are here to help you succeed

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There are many reasons why someone might seek counseling. It is not always sought in times of crisis. Seeking counseling is a sign of strength that you have insight into matters that you would like to improve.

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. Many students visit the Counseling Center to explore life transitions and their own identities.

We encourage students to use our free, confidential services. Our counselors provide safe, supportive, and caring relationships for exploring your concerns. Understanding a situation before it reaches a stage of crisis can make a big difference. We encourage you to come in, even if you are not sure if counseling is what you need. With a counselor's help, you can discuss alternatives and decide the best way to proceed. Learn What to Expect when you schedule an appointment at the Counseling Center. 

If you feel that you are being treated unjustly by others, we would like to offer our help. Insensitivity to others and discrimination in any form is inconsistent with Loyola’s mission and values. Our counseling services and programs actively promote an awareness of and sensitivity toward differences of race, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, national origin, culture, sexual orientation, age, physical and mental abilities, religious/spiritual beliefs, financial status, and size/body shape among members of the Loyola community. We are here to help you or your student group explore the impact of cultural differences among students, faculty, administrators, and staff.

In addition to seeking support through the Counseling Center, you may anonymously report bias-related incidents to the Dean of Students Office.

Counseling Center's Mission Statement

The Counseling Center is Accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. 

Important note: This site is not designed to respond to personal concerns or emergencies. In addition, since e-mail is not checked regularly when the Counseling Center is closed, please see our list of emergency contacts in the case of an emergency.