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Counseling Services

  • We will be offering telemental health services in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. Telemental health services are available via phone or a secure video platform to currently enrolled UMES students.  If you need urgent support or are interested in scheduling a counseling appointment, please call our office at 410-651-6449.  Please click here for more information.

    Welcome to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Counseling Services

    The Counseling Services staff are trained, thinking, feeling, caring individuals who have developed the capacity to share their knowledge and skills with those who need help. If you are experiencing emotional distress, please contact Counseling Services at (410) 651-6449 or you can use the SAMHSA referral and provider link to find mental health services near you: After business hours, If you are in crisis or need immediate help please call Campus Police at (410) 651-3300, dial 911 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text "START" to 741-741, or go to the nearest Hospital Emergency Department. 

    Building Healthy Relationships Workshop

    Active Listening Skills * Basic Communication * Managing Conflict * Boundaries * Handling Rejection
    Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
     11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
    Presenter: Kate Kent, LCSW-C, Counselor Email:
    If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodations that we need to
    provide in order to facilitate your full participation in this program/event, please
    contact Student Accessibility Services at (410)651-6135
    Please allow 3-5 days to arrange accommodations.


    Freshmen Peer Group Counseling

    What: Freshman Peer Group Counseling
    When: Tuesdays @ 11AM
    Where: Google Meets
    Topics: Building Relationships - Sept 22
    Self-care - Sept 29
    Improving Focus - Oct 6
    Stress Management - Oct 13
    Mindfulness - Oct 20
    Boosting Confidence - Oct 27
    Happiness - Nov 3
    Body Positivity - Nov 10

    If you are interested in signing-up, Please e-mail Kandyce
    Group counseling is safe and confidential-sign up today!

    Contact Information

    Counseling Services title above the doorway

    Student Development Center
    Second Floor, Suite 2260

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday through Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Phone: (410) 651-6449


    Types of Services
    Services include individual counseling, group counseling, couples counseling, psychiatric services, referral services, and consultation.

    Make an Appointment
    Appointments can be made by phone or in person.

    Faculty and Staff Resources
    Information that may be helpful to you in your role as a faculty member at UMES.

    Information for Parents
    Services and the ways in which we can be helpful to you and your UMES student.

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    Suggestions on Academic Success Strategies and Managing Academic Success.