Loyola University Maryland

Counseling Center

Comprehensive Referral Assistance

When off-campus therapy is recommended or preferred by students, a counselor will support the student through the process of getting connected.  We will help to identify several referral options selected specifically for their personal situation. We can help with accessing health insurance benefits and navigating transportation options. Local counseling options include some providers within walking distance to campus and some that provide low or sliding scale fee services. It is our goal to insure that students are connected with the treatment that will best fit their particular needs, and we will continue meeting with you during this transition.

Connecting with a health or mental health professional in the community, whether in Baltimore or back home during semester breaks, is a new process for many students. Our counselors will offer support, assistance, and referrals to empower students to connect with the best treatment option for them. Below are some additional resources that are useful in making this connection.

Provider Directory: the Loyola University Counseling Center maintains a network of local mental health providers for students seeking services off-campus. This directory is provided as a free community service to streamline the process whereby students seeking mental health care can connect with providers that meet their needs. While the providers have generally been screened regarding their clinical practice, neither Loyola University MD nor the Counseling Center is endorsing the providers listed. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all providers in the area and that insurance coverage should be verified with the provider and individual's insurance company prior to initiating services. For questions, concerns, or assistance with this directory, please contact the Counseling Center at 410-617-2273.

In addition, the Counseling Center has partnered with The Shrink Space, a HIPAA-compliant referral service designed specifically for college students. The Shrink Space network includes providers within Loyola’s local network, as well a nationwide network of providers developed by other University Counseling Centers. The Shrink Space aggregates real-time information about a private therapist’s practice, including payment and insurance preferences, location, and availability among other information in a searchable online database that allows students to seamlessly search for, connect with, and schedule appointments with private therapists. Sign-up with your Loyola email at.

Considerations in Off-Campus Counseling: a guide to seeking services off-campus that includes information on contacting providers, verifying insurance benefits, and local transportation options.

Locating Mental Health Providers: a list of referral sources

How to determine if a Counselor is the Right Fit: information to consider when connecting with a new provider

Please watch this video for more information about our referral services.

Please note that access to the Counseling Center for an emergency meeting, and assistance with navigating on or off-campus resources remains available to all students throughout their college career, regardless of whether they have been referred to an off-campus provider for on-going treatment.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to discuss what treatment options are best for you, please call 410-617-CARE (2273).