Counseling Center Services during Summer 2021

The Counseling Center is committed to supporting students wherever they may be through remote and phone services. While we are not offering walk-in or drop-in services to our physical office at this time, we continue to provide a variety of online services to meet student needs.

Current JHU students who are eligible for Counseling Center services, and are registered for the Fall semester, are eligible for services over the Summer. New JHU students, and students who are returning to JHU after not having been registered for the Spring semester, become eligible for services with the start of the Fall semester.

Last Updated May 2021

Individual Counseling & Psychiatric Services

The Counseling Center is providing all individual counseling and psychiatric services remotely. Please contact the Counseling Center to discuss your counseling and psychiatric needs. You can call us at (410-516-8278) and press “2” to speak with someone. We will arrange a phone or Zoom call for you to speak with a counselor to discuss current options for remote treatment or to make arrangements for referrals near where you are now. You may be eligible for video telehealth sessions with a CC clinician depending on your geographical location. During this appointment, the CC clinician may also recommend a referral to a CC psychiatrist. Please note that long distance telehealth is not an option in many states, and it is not the best form of treatment for everyone, so you and your CC provider will work together to determine the option that makes the most sense for you.

Group Therapy

During the summer, some groups will be on break, while others will continue. All Counseling Center groups are offered remotely and are facilitated or co-facilitated by Counseling Center counselors. Click here for more information about our group program.


Our mental health workshops have transitioned to Zoom and are offered online to students who register! During the summer, we will not be offering ongoing workshops. To learn more about workshops that will be offered in the fall, click here.

Virtual Drop-In Groups

As we continue to navigate these new and confusing times, the Counseling Center wants to support students in their efforts toward mental, physical, academic and social well-being. In this time of physical distancing, it can feel isolating to be removed from our typical school, work and social environments. In an effort to build community and connection, the Counseling Center will be hosting several online spaces to allow students to gather, share emotions and feelings, and discuss tips for coping.

Drop-In Groups are open to the JHU community, unless otherwise noted. For a listing of drop-in groups offered this semester, click here.

* NOTE ABOUT ELIGIBILITY: Students do not need to be clients of the Counseling Center to join these virtual drop-in groups. These discussions are open to students on the Homewood and Peabody campus. Students living anywhere, whether in Maryland, in the US or in another country, may join the discussion.

Chat with a Counselor *now fully online, with new expanded hours*

“Chat with a 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. 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! Click here to learn more.

Self-Help Resources

Counseling Center staff have put together a comprehensive list of information, resources and tools to help students manage and cope with the ongoing pandemic. PDF Document: Emotional Self-Care During Covid-19 Pandemic

In addition, student can access the Stress and Depression Questionnaire- an anonymous, online tool that generates a confidential assessment of how stress and depression may be affecting you. A JHU counselor will evaluate your responses and provide personalized feedback. You will also have the option to anonymously exchange brief messages with a counselor to learn about available resources and options for treatment at Johns Hopkins and in the community. Click here to access the questionnaire or to learn more.