Chat with a Counselor

“Chat with a Counselor” is an online drop-in mental health service that offers informal, confidential, and one-on-one visits for students to meet with a Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center staff member. If you have questions about mental health, want to get strategies for managing stress/academics/life, want to find resources that fit your needs and identities, come chat with us!

Chat with a Counselor is not a substitute for counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment. Chat with a Counselor can listen to specific problems, help explore solutions and introduce you to what it’s like to speak with a member of our staff. Anyone with an immediate, urgent situation or crisis concern should not utilize Chat with a Counselor but instead contact the on-call counselor by calling 410-516-8278 and pressing “1” at any time 24/7. Learn more about the Chat with a Counselor program through the PDF Document: FAQ’s.

Ready to visit Chat with a Counselor? Pick a day, time and a counselor from the options below
(times shown reflect Eastern Standard Time /EST).

*New* Spring 2023 Drop-in Hours

Chit Chat with a Kit Kat (and a Counselor)

Chit Chat with a Kit Kat

Chat with a Counselor will being offering in-person drop-in hours starting Spring 2023. These will occur from 12-1pm on the first and third Thursdays of each month in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion space (3003 N. Charles St, Suite S-100). Come by alone, or with a friend, meet the Counselors, and try different international varieties of Kit Kat! Just drop by or click here to reserve your spot.

Spring 2023 Chat Semester Hours

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Chat with a Counselor for Asian, Asian-American and/or Queer students

Chat with a Counselor for Bisexual students

  • Tuesdays 5p-6m with Sophie Schuyler (she/her/hers). Sign up here.

Chat with a Counselor for Black Students

  • Wednesdays 4-5pm (every 2 weeks) with Dr. RaiNesha Miller (she/her/hers). Sign up here.

Chat with a Counselor for FLI (First-year, Limited Income) Students

  • Wednesdays 4-5pm with Dr. Morgan Christie (she/her/hers). Sign up here.

Chat with a Counselor about Geek Culture

  • Thursdays 5-6pm with Dr. William Nation (he/him/his). Sign up here.

Chat with a Counselor about Food and Eating Concerns

  • Mondays 2-3pm with Dr. Tristan Barsky (he/him/his). Sign up here.

Chat with a Counselor for International Students from Africa or Men of Color

Chat with a Counselor for International and Bi-Cultural Students (also known as the Friday International Coffee Break)

  • Fridays 10:30am-12pm with Wenjui “Maggie” Hsu (she/her/hers). Sign up here.

Chat with a Latinx Counselor

Chat with a Counselor for LGBTQ+ Students

  • Tuesdays 3-4pm with Dr. DeVonna Jacobs (she/her/hers). Sign up here.

Chat with a Counselor about Body Image Concerns

  • Thursdays 1-2pm with Dr. Tristan Barsky (he/him/his). Sign up here.

Chat with a Counselor for Asian & Asian-American Students

Chat with a Counselor about Social Isolation Concerns

  • Thursdays 5-6pm with Dr. William Nation (he/him/his). Sign up here.

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Are you interested in Chatting with a Counselor but don’t see available times? Email counselingcenter@jhu.edu or call the office at 410-516-8278 for more information.

The staff at the Counseling Center come from a variety of different backgrounds and are all trained to listen, support and help guide students to resources. If you would like to engage in ongoing counseling or join one of our groups, click here to learn more.