Student Counseling Services


Student Counseling ServicesStudent Counseling Services

The mission of Student Counseling Services (SCS) is to promote the academic success, personal growth, development, health and well-being of all Marymount students. We provide comprehensive mental health  services, to include treatment, case management, education,  and campus wide programming.  Consistent with the RSHM mission to “serve those who are most in need of justice,”  we are unwavering in our goal of meeting the diverse needs of the Marymount community, including students of diverse racial & ethnic backgrounds, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, religious/spiritual beliefs and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

If you would like to speak with a counselor, please contact us at (703) 526-6861 or by email at If you would like to begin the process of scheduling an appointment, please click here. We are open 9am-5pm throughout the year, including summer. If you are in need of services after hours or on the weekends, please call Campus Safety or your CA to be connected with the counselor-on-call.  If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

How Counseling Can Help. The demands and expectations of school, work, activities, and relationships can feel overwhelming. Our counselors can help you identify and solve problems, increase self-understanding, adjust to college, improve academic performance, manage distressing feelings and experiences, and develop and maintain healthy relationships.

How it Works. When you meet with a counselor for the first time, you will fill out initial paperwork and a counselor will determine the best treatment for you. This may include individual counseling, group counseling, or a referral to an outside specialist. All of our services are free and confidential; except in rare and clearly defined situations involving serious risk, no client information is shared with anyone outside SCS without the client’s written permission. We also provide preventative outreach on mental health topics as well as consultations with faculty, staff, parents, and friends concerned about a student in distress.

Please let us know how we can help you!