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. 

Schedule your intake session by accessing the Client Portal!

Learn more about Hood Counseling Services on the Counseling Services page. There you will also find other mental health resources in the Frederick community!

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.  

Call or text 988 to be connected with help and support during a mental health, substance use, or suicide crisis. 988 is available nationwide!

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