Counseling Services

Whether you are a new or returning Hood student, the counseling services staff would like to welcome you!

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. There is no charge for students to talk with a counselor. 

Scope of Service

Virtual counseling appointments are now available.  If you would like to meet with a counselor:

  • Call 301-698-8374 option -1 to schedule a virtual counseling appointment.
  • Or email a counseling appointment request to:
  • Or call between 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Mondays - Thursdays for a virtual "drop in" session.

Contact or Visit Us!

Hood College Health and Counseling Services, Frederick Health's Toll House Site
501 West 7th Street
Frederick, MD 21701


Phone: 301-698-8374 option -1
Hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. while classes are in session

Other Counseling Resources

For mental health referrals in the Frederick community, Advanced Behavioral Health is an option close to campus that accepts insurance.

Thriving Campus is an online resource that lists many mental health providers in the Frederick community. 

In addition, SAMHSA is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The site will help to locate providers across the United States.   

In Case of Emergency

Call 9-1-1 For emergency response Find more information on what to do in a crisis.

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.

Accessing other crisis resources: you can find urgent care units, hospitals and community clinics in your immediate area who offer care for urgent mental health issues as they come up.

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