Mental Health Services

Welcome to Counseling Services!

Whether you are a new or returning Hood student, the counseling services staff are SO glad you’re here! We know you will find Hood to be a challenging, welcoming and diverse environment that offers innumerable opportunities for personal and academic growth. It is our mission to serve as an essential resource to all students to help you maximize benefit from both your academic experiences and out-of-class learning opportunities by providing short-term, solution-focused mental health services. 

Did you know?

There is no charge for students to talk with a counselor through the Hood College Counseling Center. See below to learn more about visiting the Counseling Center, how to make an appointment at Counseling Services and other mental health resources available in the community.

Appointments

Email HOODCOLLEGECOUNSELING@Frederick.Health or call 301-698-8374 press 1 for Hood College Health & Counseling Services and then select option 1 again for Counseling Services.

Please leave a voicemail with your name and call back phone number and a counselor will return your call within 2 business days.

Prior to your first appointment, please complete these intake and privacy forms. You can email completed forms to hoodcollegecounseling@frederick.health or bring them with you to your first appointment.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and are unable to reach the Counseling Center, please go to the nearest emergency room immediately, call 211 to connect with a community resource specialist, or contact the crisis text line by texting HOME to 741741. Other crisis numbers ton contact in an emergency are: 

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
  • The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Suicide Hotline): 1-866-488-7386
  • Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
  • Crisis Text Line for Students of Color: Text STEVE to 741741

Location

Counseling services signWe’d love to see you!

To access the Health Center, use the sidewalk between the Volpe Athletic Center and the athletic fields to exit the gate at 7th Street; proceed to the right along the 7th Street sidewalk to the crosswalk at Toll House.

Address: Counseling Services are located within the Frederick Health Toll House Urgent Care facility, alongside Hood Health Services.

Hours

Hours of operation for Hood Counseling Center during the Fall & Spring semesters

Monday-Thursday 10a-6p. Fridays 10a-2p. 

Walk in hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-2p.

*After hours and weekend services can be accessed via Mental Health Association of Frederick listed in Community Resources below!*

There are many mental health providers in the Frederick community that provide services to Hood College graduate students. These services are not covered by Hood College, but most providers accept numerous insurance providers including Medicaid.

  • The NeighborHood Counseling Training Clinic (NCTC) is another counseling option available to Hood graduate students. More information on the NCTC can be found on their website. Please note the clinic is staffed by counseling students in their graduate field experiences. 
  • Advanced Behavioral Health (ABH) is located across from campus and can provide psychological and psychiatric services. ABH accepts insurance.
  • Thriving Campus is an online resource that allows individuals to search for mental health providers in the Frederick community. You can filter the list of providers by insurance accepted, gender, race or area of practice. 
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) helps to locate mental health and substance abuse providers across the United States.   

In Case of Emergency

Call 9-1-1 For emergency response

Call 211 A toll-free call to 211 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services that can improve—and save—lives. 211 can be accessed by phone or computer.

National crisis hotlines and online services:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
  • The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Suicide Hotline): 1-866-488-7386
  • Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
  • Crisis Text Line for Students of Color: Text STEVE to 741741

Hood College's Assisting Students in Distress Flow Chart

Call 9-1-1 For emergency response

Call 211 to be connected to a community resource specialist who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services that can improve—and save—lives.  

National crisis hotlines and online services: Put these numbers in your phone contact to use to help a friend in crisis!

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
  • The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Suicide Hotline): 1-866-488-7386
  • Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
  • Crisis Text Line for Students of Color: Text STEVE to 741741