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Your college years can be among the best years of your life.  They also can be stressful and challenging, both academically and personally. If this happens, you might benefit from additional support, which AACC offers through personal counseling.

Simply defined, counseling is an opportunity to talk over what’s on your mind in a safe and confidential environment. Counselors are professionally trained, objective and unbiased listeners who can help you figure out what might be getting in the way of your feeling successful and happy. They can help you learn new skills and develop different perspectives in looking at situations, so that you will be more capable of solving problems on your own. Counselors often can help you:

  • Manage stress, anger and anxiety.
  • Improve self-care and wellness.
  • Cope with grief, loss and transitions.
  • Improve communication and relationship skills.
  • Provide new perspectives for self-doubt, self-esteem and self-awareness.
  • Identify self-defeating behaviors and thoughts.
  • Explore sexual and gender identity concerns.
  • Help you manage depression, suicidal thoughts and self-injury.

Services

Counseling Services is now providing services remotely.

 What can we do? 

We provide free, personal counseling to registered students in a remote setting using HIPPA-compliant video conferencing platforms.

 To make an appointment email or call us and a counselor will get back with you as soon as possible.*

Email: counseling@aacc.edu

Phone: 410-777-7111

*Emergency/Crisis Due to remote access and counselors fluctuating availability, if there is a concern of safety to self or others, call 911 or the Anne Arundel County Warmline at 410-768-5522 immediately.

A word about confidentiality

AACC’s counseling staff are master’s-level, Maryland-licensed, clinical counselors legally and ethically required to maintain the confidentiality shared by students with few exceptions. These exceptions include:

  • When disclosure is necessary to prevent serious, foreseeable and imminent harm to a student or other identifiable person
  • When there is apparent or suspected indication of physical abuse of a child (either current or past, including disclosure by adults of their own past childhood abuse) or a vulnerable adult
  • When required to disclose confidential information on the basis of a legal requirement

Please note that on occasion, in order to best serve you, it is possible that more than one representative of the counseling staff will have access to your records. While we do everything we can to preserve your privacy, be aware that there are limitations and risks associated with the use of communication using electronic methods such as email.

Emergency

If you’re afraid you won’t be able to avoid hurting yourself or someone else, call 911 or go to the emergency department of the hospital nearest to you.

For other mental health emergency assistance:

Anne Arundel County Crisis Response Warmline
410-768-5522

Maryland Crisis Hotline
Seven days a week, 24 hours a day
800-422-0009

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741-741

Questions?

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