The Johns Hopkins School of Education is committed to assisting our students during challenging times.

Balancing the demands of school, family, and work can be overwhelming. Managing life events can be even more challenging when our time and energy is heavily committed to multiple priorities. As a result, students can experience significant amounts of stress during their education.

Johns Hopkins Counseling Center

Students enrolled in in-person programs at the School of Education (SOE) are eligible for Counseling Center services located at 3003 N Charles St. S-200, Baltimore, MD 21218. The Counseling Center also provides onsite mental health support to in-person SOE students at the Education Building several days a week for individual meetings with a mental health clinician. Individual appointments can be either scheduled in advance or conducted through open drop-in sessions. Days and hours vary each semester. Additional services and resources can be found on the Student Health & Well-Being website.

Mental Health Services (MHS)

MHS provides support to students dealing with pressures and problems they encounter during their academic careers. Students in online SOE programs can access this free, confidential mental health support by calling Mental Health Services (MHS) Consultation Services. To make a virtual or in-person appointment in East Baltimore or Washington, D.C., call 443-287-7000 or email [email protected].

What is MHS?

MHS is a life management tool that can help students identify stressors and manage them in healthy ways before more significant problems develop. Some common concerns are:

  • Family/marital
  • Depression
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Life transitions
  • School and work troubles
  • Adapting to a new environment
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Academic performance
  • Grief and mourning


All counseling sessions, except as required by law, are confidential. No one will know you are using the Student Assistance Program unless you share this information with others, either by verbally discussing your participation or by signing a release of information requesting the program to share information with another party. MHS carefully follows state and federal guidelines pertaining to confidentiality whereby if a counselor becomes aware of harm to self or others, a duty to warn and/or protect may be applicable.

Eligibility and Cost

Services are offered to all active, for-credit students of the Johns Hopkins School of Education. Student eligibility is confirmed by checking JHED. There is no cost to students for using the Student Assistance Program, and there is no limit on the number of times you may access services. Each time you contact the program, a counselor will listen to you and assess your concerns. Together you will develop a plan to address the concerns. If longer term assistance is appropriate, you may be referred outside of the program for additional support; this can be through your health plan or community resources. In these circumstances, there may be fees associated with the other services and resources to which you are referred.

Other free resources available to JHU students include scheduled mental telehealth appointments and TalkNow 24/7 support via Timely Care.

Please visit the Johns Hopkins University Student Well-Being website for a full list of resources and details.


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