Contact the Counseling Center:
Phone: (301) 447-5003
Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
120 McGowan Hall
In an Emergency:
Call Public Safety at (301) 447–5911
and they will contact a counselor.
Counseling provides services to enable students to address behavioral and emotional concerns so they are able to take full advantage of the academic and social opportunities of their college experience.
The Counseling Center staff offers crisis intervention and short-term counseling. If a student needs intensive counseling or medication, they will be referred to off-campus resources.
Student health is very important to us, if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, you can:
Call Public Safety at 301-447-5911 (24 hours per day)
Come to Counseling Services during business hours for a walk-in crisis appointment
Talk to an RA or Residence Life staff member
24-hour Crisis Hotlines
Frederick County, Md. Hotline: 301-662-2255
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Press “1” if a veteran in crisis
Crisis Text Line: Text “START” to 741-741
The Trevor Line (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth): 1-866-488-7386
Substance Abuse Treatment
Treatment Referral Hotline: 1-800-662-4357
Sexual Assault/Dating Violence
The Heartly House (Frederick): 301-662-8800
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-800-331-9474
Counseling services abide by state laws and professional ethical standards in maintaining confidentiality.
These standards prevent us from releasing information to anyone without the written consent of the student. Disclosure of information may be made if, in the professional judgment of the counselor, the student presents a danger to themselves or others or if the counselor has reasonable belief of abuse or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult.
We welcome your calls if you have a concern about your child, however, your child will have to contact us to initiate services.
Contact a Counselor
Gerald T. Rooth, M.S., L.C.P.C.
Director of Counseling Services
Sarah Deysher, M.A.
Assistant University Counselor