About the Center
To receive assistance, call Counseling Services at 301-860-4164 or visit the Third Floor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bldg. to schedule an initial appointment.
Walk-in or emergency appointments are also available. Counseling services are free to BSU students. Psychiatric evaluation and medication management may be available to students being seen by a counselor. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Evening hours may be scheduled by appointment. If you are unable to keep an appointment, please notify your counselor as soon as possible. In an emergency after 6 p.m. or on weekends, please contact Campus Police at 301-860-4040.
Counseling often deals with very personal and highly private issues. A successful outcome depends on a feeling of freedom on the client's part to express feelings, attitudes, and thoughts with people who respect them and their right to privacy. Interviews conducted are confidential, and information is not released except with the client's written permission or as may be required by issues of safety or law. Confidentiality is an important component of the Code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association.