Washington College’s Counseling Center is structured to provide short term counseling. The duration of treatment varies according to students’ needs, but counselors work to provide relatively brief treatment in order to facilitate adjustment, successful functioning, problem resolution, and symptom relief as soon as possible.
A short-term approach also enables the Center to offer services to as many students as possible. All services are provided without charge to students and are confidential. All information remains in the Center and is not shared with parents, faculty or other staff of the College without written permission from the student.
Group Counseling Proves Highly Successful
- when students are thinking about harming themselves or others,
- when students feel unable to function,
- when students have experienced a traumatic event, or
- when members of the campus community are seriously concerned about a student’s welfare or safety.
If the emergency is life-threatening, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
During Business Hours (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) call 410-778-7261 or come to the Counseling Center at 300 Washington Avenue, in Queen Anne and let the receptionist know this is an emergency. Do not use email in an emergency situation.
If you or someone else is in physical danger, call Public Safety at 410-778-7810.