Offices & Services

Health & Counseling Services

Our Services

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

Research and our own experience reveals the power of group counseling in addressing many of the most common core themes and clinical concerns found in a college setting. Throughout the academic year, you will receive announcements about new groups that are forming. If you have an idea for a particular group, please feel free to let us know!

Consultation Services 

Faculty, staff and family members are often in a unique position to assist students in distress. Unfortunately, many students fail to get the professional help they need. The Counseling Center staff welcomes the opportunity to consult with families or members of the campus community to assist you in your work and interactions with students.

Emergency Services

The Counseling Center is available to respond to crises and critical incidents affecting the Washington College community. Some examples of emergencies include, but are not limited to the following:
  • 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.