On-Campus Resources

Private Space for Community-Based Mental Health Appointments

The Center for Well-Being and Erickson Hall have reservable, private spaces from which students may participate in virtual appointments with their community-based mental health providers. These are available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday when the campus is open. To reserve a space, please send an email with your desired reservation date and time to privatecounselingspace@umbc.edu. If we cannot accommodate your request, we will get back to you to discuss other available times. All reservation requests should be made at least 72 hours in advance.

Mind Spa

The Mind Spa is a space curated to help you relax, improve concentration and memory, and be a successful student. For full details learn about the Mind Spa on the Office of Health Promotion site.


Online Interactive Self-Help Therapy (WellTrack)

Breathing/Relaxation Exercises

Below is a list of websites that include tutorials for breathing/relaxation exercises. Please note that these sites are not maintained by the Counseling Center and include external resources.

These resources are not meant to replace treatment and we encourage you to visit the Counseling Center should you have questions or need support with engaging in these exercises.

Self-Help Book Nook

We have a number of self-help books available for students to enjoy in the Mind Spa. Grab a book and a seat on the meditation cushions or in the massage chair.

  • Children of Alcoholics by Ackerman, Robert
  • How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Bloomfield, H., Colgrove, M., McWilliams, P.
  • A Queer & Pleasant Danger by Bornstein, Kate
  • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by Burns, David D.
  • Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life for Teens by Ciarrochi, J., Hayes, L., Bailey, A.
  • Becoming a Master Student by Ellis, Dave
  • The Verbally Abusive Relationship by Evans, Patricia
  • The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety by Forsyth, J. & Eifert, G.
  • Answers to Distraction by Hallowell, E. & Ratey, J.
  • Driven to Distraction by Hallowell, E. & Ratey, J.
  • Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life by Hayes, Steven
  • Wherever You Go, There You Are by Kabat-Zinn, Jon
  • The Assertiveness Workbook by Paterson, Randy
  • Handbook of Minority Student Services by Taylor, Charles (ed.)
  • Hope & Help for Your Nerves by Weeks, Claire
  • Shyness: What It Is; What to Do About It by Zimbardo, P.