Chat with a Black Counselor
Chat with a Black Counselor is an online drop-in service 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. These hours are open to students who identify as members of the African diaspora, to meet with a Black counselor who can talk with you about mental health, strategies for managing stress/academics/life, and resources that fit your needs and identities. Dr. Shemika Brooks will be on Mondays from 3-4pm EST on October 18, 25, November 29, and December 13. Sign up to chat with Dr. Brooks here.
Chat with a Counselor is not a substitute for counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment. The 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 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 here.
Don’t have time for a drop-in visit? You can reach out to Chat with a Counselor at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can expect a response within 48 hours.