Personal Counseling

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Counseling Services
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

Counselor Ann Penick meets with a student

Counseling Services

Your time at college can be a positive and rewarding experience. However, it can also be a time of stress and challenge. To make the most of your college experience, CSM Counseling Services are available at all campuses to help you deal with your stresses and challenges. Counseling is confidential and free of charge to all currently enrolled CSM students.

Counseling at CSM is short-term with eight sessions per semester. It is a wellness approach to ensure mental health and well being as well as confidence in academic achievement. Services include:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Individual personal counseling
  • Support groups
  • Couples counseling
  • Faculty and staff consultation
  • Referrals to other resources within the college or in the community

These services are designed to help you become more knowledgeable about the issues with which you may be dealing.


If you feel you are in immediate danger to yourself and/or others, call 911. For mental health assistance in a crisis, call: Walden 24/7 Helpline at 301-863-6661. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.

Statement of Confidentiality

CSM Counseling Services has a strong commitment to keeping the information you share confidential. Beyond our own commitment to confidentiality, Maryland law requires it. At all times your privacy and care will be treated with the highest regard.

Statement of Values

CSM Counseling Services upholds the values of integrity, diversity, confidentiality, and unconditional positive regard. No services will be denied based upon race, gender, age, religion, ethnic background, marital status, sexual orientation, political persuasion, or disability.