The Counseling Center will be closed on January 20th, 2020 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Drop-In Hours—Access to Counseling Center Counselors
The Counseling Center offers Drop-In Hours every weekday (plus Mondays 9:00am-12:00pm at Peabody – PLC 108), allowing students to drop-in at their convenience and meet with a counselor for a consultation. Students should allow at least an hour when coming to Drop-In Hours for the first time. All first-appointments are drop-in appointments, so there is no need to schedule a first-appointment. When a student arrives for a drop-in consultation, they complete a series of questionnaires before meeting with a counselor for a 20-30 minute consultation. Students typically wait 10 minutes for the next available counselor; however, wait times vary depending on the volume of students seeking drop-in services. Please note that wait times tend to be shorter in the morning than in the afternoon.
Drop-in consultations enable students to meet with a mental health professional when they need to talk about an issue in a safe and confidential space, when they need some support or when it best fits their schedule, without needing to schedule an appointment.
Semester Drop-In Hours
- Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 9–11 a.m. and 1–4 p.m.
- Wednesday: 3–4 p.m.
- Friday: 9–11 a.m. and 1–3:30 p.m.
Peabody – PLC 108:
- Monday: 9a.m.–12p.m
- No Drop-In hours at Peabody December 16, 2019 through January 20, 2020
College is a time of major transition, change, and growth. It is both an exciting and stressful time in your life. At times, the challenges of college life may feel overwhelming and the stress may impact your mental health, making it difficult to manage the daily demands of school.
The Counseling Center is here to help!
The Counseling Center provides a safe, confidential, nonjudgmental space where students can feel free to explore a wide variety of concerns and issues. We offer a wide variety of services to assist students including drop-in hours, workshops, group therapy, brief individual therapy, couples counseling, psychiatric evaluations and medication management, substance use assessments, eating assessments, and 24/7 crisis intervention services. These services are available to all eligible Homewood and Peabody undergraduate and graduate students. All counseling services are offered free of charge to students. In addition, self-help resources are available to assist students in understanding and addressing common concerns.
The Counseling Center workshops and outreach programs are designed to help students learn to better manage their stress and develop lifelong health and wellness skills. Counseling Center staff members are also available to consult with concerned faculty, staff, parents and/or students who are looking for guidance about how to handle a mental health issue involving a JHU student.
The Counseling Center staff is committed to enhancing the well-being and personal development of all JHU students. We strive to be sensitive to the diverse needs of our student body and specialize in treating the mental health concerns that are prevalent in a diverse university population. Our goal is to assist students in addressing the difficulties they encounter, empowering them to make the most of their educational opportunities.
If you feel that you or someone you know could profit from our services, please call our office. We will either provide the help that you need or help you find someone who can.
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