After-Hours Crises

To reach the after-hours counselor, call 410-516-8278 and press 1.

Counseling Center Messages Regarding COVID-19

Counseling Center Services – Changes in Response to Covid-19

The Counseling Center has been working to provide remote services to protect the health of students, staff and our communities. We are introducing a variety of online services to meet student needs. Click here to learn more.

Message and Resources for International Students Regarding COVID-19

When the world feels overwhelming amidst these very unique times, our hearts go out to the JHU international student community and their families around the world. We know that it can be challenging to navigate all of your academic, personal and professional responsibilities. We want you all to know that the Counseling Center is here to support you and to provide you with resources and guidance. § Counseling Center (JHUCC) – serving Homewood and Peabody students

o Individual Counseling or Brief Consultation: for international students who experience emotional distress, adjustment, race-based stress, concerns of home country and family or any related mental health concerns.

o Group Counseling: for Homewood and Peabody international students who hope to get weekly support and stay connected, especially for those who stay on campus.

o Workshops: for students who want to build skills in mindfulness, stress management and wellness topics.

o Virtual Discussion Spaces: for international students seeking one-time discussion to get connected, share emotions and feelings, hear from others and discuss tips for coping. Some discussion spaces are for general students, some discussion spaces are specifically for international students. o Free Online Self-Help Tools for Coping: free for all JHU registered students.Free Online Self-Help Tools for Coping: free for all JHU registered students.

On the Homewood and Peabody campuses, many offices have physically closed their locations but the staff continue to work remotely and are available to assist you. Below are selected campus resources for international students:

o COVID-19 Immigration-Related (VISA) FAQs
o Updated message for F-1 student regarding remote instruction

  • Office of Multicultural Affair (OMA) : Connection, Socials, and Community.
  • Student Outreach & Support @ Dean of Student Life: interventions, advocacy, referrals, family emergencies, financial issues, emergency/medical leave of absence or other obstacles that may impact wellbeing and academic success.
  • Office of Institutional Equity (OIE): Investigation and resolution of harassment and/or discrimination in the workplace or educational environment whether committed by managers, faculty, administrators or students.
  • Office of Graduate Academic Affairs: provide support, resources, and information for graduate (international) students who want to make the most of their academic and research careers at the Whiting School, including navigating appropriate boundaries or conflicts with professors.
  • JHU Student Health and Wellness Center: provide confidential health care to international students. Providers include board-certified physicians, nationally certified nurse practitioners, a licensed dietitian, registered nurses, medical assistants, and a women’s health nurse practitioner.

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 1–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 3–5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9–11 a.m. and 1–3:30 p.m.

Peabody – PLC 108:

  • Monday: 9a.m.–12p.m

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.