Consultation and Referrals

Consultation

We provide consultation services to those who are not sure what they may need or to those who have concerns about others. During business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm), we encourage you to reach out to us regarding any mental health concerns about yourself or others (410-328-8404). Please inform the administrative staff if you are experiencing a crisis situation and need immediate assistance from a counselor. Outside of business hours, you may call our After Hours services (410-328-8404) and click on option 7) to speak with a counselor. For more information on what constitutes a crisis or an emergency, please click here. If you are not sure, please call to consult with a clinician.

Referrals

Sometimes students find that our services at the Student Counseling Center may not meet their needs. Some students may feel more comfortable seeking services outside of the University, some may want more sessions than what SCC can provide, and some may have been recommended by an SCC counselor for long-term or more specialized care.

If the SCC determines during the In-Person Assessment or over the course of treatment that a student’s needs exceed our scope of services, the student will be provided appropriate referrals to community resources. The SCC can provide the student with assistance in the transition. However, the student will be expected to play an active role in making and keeping an appointment with an outside provider within a reasonable period of time.

If a student holds a faculty or staff position, the student may be referred to an outside provider. If the previous sentence applies to you, please ask to speak to one of our counselors before scheduling an appointment or use the SCC’s walk-in consultation services (daily at 1:30 p.m.) to determine eligibility.

SCC Referral Assistance services begin with an appointment with the Referral Assistance Coordinator. During your meeting, the Referral Assistance Coordinator will gather information necessary for a successful referral, such as health care needs, location, gender/race preferences, and insurance coverage. If you are already receiving SCC services, please ask your counselor to schedule an appointment for referral assistance. If not, please call us at 410-328-8404 and ask for an appointment with the Referral Assistance Coordinator.

If you are interested in reviewing outside information on your own, please check out these pages: Wellness Hub “Emotional Wellness” and Find a Therapist (under Resources to help self)