As of Monday, March 16th, 2020, the Student Counseling Center staff will be working remotely in accordance with President Hoi's directives.
Counselors can still be reached by phone or email. If you would like to speak with a counselor you may call 410-225-2367 and leave a message or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org including your name, phone number and MICA ID. This voicemail and email are checked regularly between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. A Student Counseling Center staff member will respond to your call or email as quickly as possible during business hours. Please be aware that a return call may come from a blocked or private number so please but sure to answer these calls if you have asked for someone to contact you.
If you are experiencing significant emotional distress and need to speak with someone right away, please contact Campus Safety at 443-423-3333 and ask to speak with the Counselor on Call. If you you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact Campus Safety at 443-423-3333 of call 911.
Check our website regularly for updates.
Here are links with tips for taking care of yourself right now:
Life has its ups and downs. The Student Counseling Center is here to help you successfully navigate college life. We want you to have the best possible learning and growing experience at MICA, and we're here to help.
Upsetting events, normal developmental challenges, difficulty adjusting to the demands of art college, emotional crises and mental health problems are some of the reasons students may come to the Student Counseling Center.
Use the Self-Evaluator to determine whether you may benefit from a consultation at the Student Counseling Center. (HTTP://WWW.ULIFELINE.ORG/MICA/
How Does it Work?
The Student Counseling Center (SCC) staff is highly experienced in assisting students with these difficulties. In doing so, the SCC staff will provide an assessment of the problem, collaborate with the student in establishing goals, and offer a thoughtful strategy to achieve these goals. MICA counseling services are available to any student enrolled in a full-time undergraduate, graduate or post-bac program.
The SCC offers the following services: individual therapy, stress reduction through meditation and yoga, and some therapy groups. We offer training and outreach to students, faculty and staff.
SCC will provide referrals for services off-campus if it is determined that the student's needs are outside of the Center's scope of practice. Office hours are not available during holidays or when the college or SCC is closed.
All Student Counseling services are free and confidential.
Coping with Crisis and Tragedy
The following links contain information to help with coping with crisis and tragedy in our lives:
How and When to Refer a Student to Counseling
At times everyone feels stressed out, depressed, angry, anxious or confused. Sometimes a good friend or relative can help. However there are times when these problems do not go away or become overwhelming. These are the times when a student should seek professional help.
If you or someone you know has been...
drinking too much or taking drugs (illegal/or abusing prescribed drugs)
eating or sleeping differently
feeling helpless or hopeless
having dramatic mood swings
so anxious, afraid or depressed that everyday activities & relationships have been affected
performing poorly at work or school
physically, sexually or emotionally abused
experiencing a crisis or stressful event, like a death in the family, a divorce, or the break-up of a relationship
thinking about suicide or using self-harming behaviors to calm down
...then talking to a professional counselor may be just the choice to make.
It is always best if the person needing counseling makes the call him or herself. By taking the initiative the person is taking the first step to increased feelings of well being and health.