UM Student Counseling Center
We provide professional counseling and psychiatric services for currently enrolled full and part-time UM Students.
Our goal is to help promote and maintain the emotional wellbeing of UM students and serve as a resource to the entire University community.
Mindfulness Meditation and Stress Reduction Series
Mindfulness meditation is a unique way of paying attention that involves full awareness of the present moment and open-minded acceptance. Research has shown that mindfulness can be used to reduce stress & anxiety, promote clear thinking, enhance concentration, skillfully regulate emotions, and boost creativity among other benefits. This series will focus on utilizing mindfulness meditation techniques in order to reduce stress. The series will start February 4th, so please contact Dr. Amanda Skowron at 410-328-8404 to register!
Group Counseling Spring 2013
The Student Counseling Center will be offering two support groups this spring called Understanding Self and Others on Monday 4:00-5:30 pm and Thursday from 3:00-4:30 pm. The Monday group will begin meeting the week of February 11th, and the Thursday group will begin meeting February 21st. For more information, please contact Dr. Jenna Silverman at 410-328-8404. A Grief Group will also be offered on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:30 pm beginning February 20th. For more information about the Grief Group, please contact Dr. Mandy Howard-Pileski at 410-328-8404. >> Learn More
The Student Counseling Center would like to welcome Amanda Skowron, Psy.D., as the newest member of our clinical team. Dr. Skowron is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and Maryland and recently started her position at the Student Counseling Center. Amanda completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh and went on to receive her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from La Salle University. Most recently, she completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, where she received additional training in the use of mindfulness meditation with college students. Her clinical interests include mindfulness based interventions, group psychotherapy, stress management, and the treatment of anxiety, interpersonal relationship concerns, and grief and loss. She currently leads the Counseling Center’s Mindfulness Meditation and Stress Reduction Series.