*Welcome our new staff to the Center: Min and Monique! Meet Our Staff*
SPRING 2023 Hours
Monday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ||
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ||
Wed. through Fri.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed weekdays: noon to 1 p.m. ||
Drop-ins accepted: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Instagram at @mica_studentcounseling
Life has its ups and downs. SCC is here to help you successfully navigate college life. We want you to have the best possible learning and growing experience at MICA, and we are here to help.
Spring 2023: The Student Counseling Center is requesting that students wear masks for in-person sessions. We are located on the lower level of the Heath and Wellness Center in 1501 West Mount Royal. If a student prefers not to mask, a virtual session can be scheduled.
Did you know?
The Student Counseling Center (SCC) is here to serve and support the emotional and psychological well-being of MICA students. In doing so, SCC is comprised of a team of professional licensed and experienced clinicians. Students may come to the SCC for various reasons. These reasons include, but not limited to upsetting events, normal developmental challenges, difficulty adjusting to the demands of college life, grief or loss, partner, social or family relationships, emotional crises, and mental health concerns. All student counseling services are free and confidential, available to any MICA student enrolled in a full-time undergraduate, graduate, or post-baccalaureate program.
SCC is dedicated to promoting the psychological wellbeing of MICA students. As a result, SCC provide a broad range of high quality, relevant, and ethical services and resources to the MICA community.
- Individual Counseling: Short-term therapy where sessions can be conducted either in-person (primarily) or virtually based on student need and therapist recommendation.
- Case Management Services: SCC staff can meet with any MICA student to assist in finding mental health services. This includes referrals for therapy and psychiatric (i.e. assessments, medication) providers in the local community.
- Group support: SCC is offering various groups and one-time group events. SCC will post these groups on the MICA app and events page on MICA’s website.
- Outreach program: SCC facilitates, collaborates and participates in a variety of programs and events that are intended to promote wellness and the well-being of the MICA student. SCC will post these events on the MICA app and events page on MICA’s website.
Having a mental health emergency?
A mental health emergency is a life-threatening situation in which an individual is suicidal or threatening immediate harm to self or others, is severely disoriented, or appears not in touch with reality.
If you or someone you know is suicidal, in immediate danger of hurting themselves or others, having hallucinations or delusions—Do Not Wait: Contact Campus Safety at 443-423-3333, call 911, or go to your local hospital/emergency room. You may also call Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc. (BCRI) 410.443.5175.
*Please note SCC does not maintain 24-hour services or access.
Visit our Get Help Now section for crisis helpline numbers and additional information.
Many times a friend or family member may notice signs of concern in a student. Visit our How and When to Refer a Student to Counseling page to review signs that you may see that indicate counseling here at MICA might be helpful.
Please see our Well-being Tools and Resources page for information on a variety of wellness and mental health issues.
Want to initiate an appointment?
SCC is committed to providing quality and timely services to the MICA community. SCC welcomes students to initiate services by way of an appointment or during SCC’s drop-in hours.
- The first step-Contact the Center via email, phone, or office visit. Students can receive individual services from SCC by attending drop-in hours (20-minute sessions) offered Monday-Friday at select*** times during the fall/spring semester (first come first serve) or schedule an appointment:
Single session appointment-a one-time solution-focused appointment
Initial intake appointment-new to SCC and the first scheduled appointment in pursuit of receiving short-term therapy from the Center.
Individual counseling appointment-this appointment type is for ongoing short-term therapy appointments in which a student has already initiated and attended the first appointment of the current semester.
Case management appointment-scheduled appointment for the specific purpose of receiving referral services to a mental health provider in the community.
***SCC Drop-In Hours for Spring 2023 are Monday-Friday, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Initial Appointment-Student will be requested to complete intake paperwork. The role of counseling and confidentiality will be disclosed. All information shared by the student to the Counselor is protected by and kept under the confines of confidentiality.
- Initial Appointment-Students can openly speak with a Counselor about any issues and/or goals that want to be addressed or accomplished in counseling. Referrals may also be made if requested and/or needed.
- Initial Appointment-At the end of initial session, it is the student’s decision whether to continue counseling, no obligation. If student agrees to continue, scheduling and objectives are established with Counselor and student.
- If you are considering or initiating counseling for the first time, SCC invites you to explore these resources about treatment and expectations for counseling - How and When to Refer a Student to Counseling https://www.nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/Treatments https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/counseling/what-to-expect-in-a-counseling-session/ https://jedfoundation.org/resource/what-to-expect-from-therapy/
To get started
Scheduling an Appointment
We are happy to get you scheduled to meet with a therapist as soon as possible. To get started, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org containing the information below. (Please DO NOT include the reason why you want to visit us, or any other private correspondence in this email.)
Is it OK for us to text reminders to this number? (Y or N)
Date of Birth:
Is it OK for us to email reminders to this email address? (Y or N)
Campus or Local Address (with room no. for a dorm or apt. no. for off-campus, if in bldg):
Local/On-Campus Emergency Contact (Name and Number):
Days and Times Available (for all 5 days Mon.-Fri.):
Type of Appointment Requested:
*SINGLE SEASON APPOINTMENT-a one-time solution-focused appointment;
*INITIAL INTAKE APPOINTMENT-new to SCC and the first scheduled appointment in pursuit of receiving short-term therapy from the Center;
*INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING APPOINTMENT-ongoing short-term therapy appointments in which you already initiated and attended the first appointment of this current semester; or
*CASE MANAGEMENT APPOINTMENT-specifically want to receive referral services to a mental health provider in the community.