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Counseling Services

As a college student, you may be faced with some problems that are more difficult to resolve. Perhaps your traditional way of dealing with your problems is no longer effective. AACC’s Counseling Services provides you with an opportunity to discuss these problems with a professional, and when necessary, receive assistance in finding a referral.

Counseling Services

In conjunction with Counseling, Advising and Retention Services (CARS), and the Career and Transfer Resource Center (CTRC), services include the following:

  • Individual counseling
  • Referral to college/community resources
  • Career counseling
  • Pathways to Success Workshops
  • Self-help resources

Individual Counseling

AACC Counseling Services allows you to speak individually with a counselor about an issue that concerns you: 

  • It is basically a collaborative effort between you and your counselor and our goal is to provide an open, supportive, and confidential environment for you to address personal issues or concerns that may lead to academic difficulties. 
  • It is a process that can assist you in identifying strategies to cope with a difficult situation so you can achieve your goals. 
  • It is focused on you dealing with normal life events with an objective, non-judgmental listener to help you visualize alternatives. 

Our services are time limited to a maximum of three visits, 50 minutes each. Individual counseling appointments are available on the Arnold Campus, Student Services Center Building, second floor, in Counseling, Advising and Retention Services (CARS). Please call 410-777-9111 for an appointment.

Referral to College/Community Resources

There are times when Counselors refer students to other resources at the College or in the community. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis and is determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to, issues requiring more time to be addressed adequately than the office allows, the expertise of staff in addressing your problem, and the availability of staff and other resources.

Career Counseling

Exploring a major or career options can be both overwhelming and exciting, and AACC’s Career and Transfer Resource Center (CTRC) offers a variety of services that can assist you in your career-exploration and decision-making journey. Career counseling is a method that assists with career development, a life-long process that involves self-exploration, understanding career options, and developing short- and long-term goals. To help you with your self-exploration, the CTRC offers a variety of assessment tools. Visit the CTRC located on the second floor of the Student Services Center Building or visit www.aacc.edu/careers and www.aacc.edu/transfer for Vault online career library and other career exploration resources. You can also make an appointment with a career counselor by calling 410-777-2307, option 1.

Pathways to Success Workshops

Counseling, Advising and Retention Services (CARS) offers a variety of workshops PDF designed to improve your chances of academic success.  Many of the workshops provide information and skills that can be used in non-academic areas and  include a variety of topics such as time-management, test anxiety, math anxiety, and choosing a major.  Watch for announcements detailing the workshop series each term on college monitors and through your MyAACC student e-mail.

Self-Help Center

In conjunction with Health Services and the Andrew G. Truxal Library, Counseling Services offers a number of helpful websites and written resources, accessible through our self-help link, that provide services and information to assist in resolving issues or concerns.