Personal Counseling Personal Counseling

Personal Counseling

If you are experiencing a life-threatening mental health emergency, call 911.


Our counseling services assist students in managing personal problems which may impact their ability to meet their academic and career goals. We provide short-term solution-focused counseling, crisis intervention, assessment and referrals to mental health resources.


Personal Counseling appointments can address issues related to:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Abuse and violence
  • Gender and cultural identity
  • Rape and sexual assault
  • Substance use
  • Balancing family life, work, and academics



Jennifer McAninley Kathryn Manwiller, M.S.W., LCSW-C
Specializes in Personal Counseling


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External Personal Counseling Resources


Counselors serve as a resource for students in crisis; however, students who have on-going, long-term, or therapeutic counseling needs are referred to agencies in the community. Contact information for some Frederick County counseling resources is listed below:


Helpful resources


Visit JED's Love is Louder Action Center at: for tips, tools and resources for staying calm, kind, active and connected while we stay in and stay safe!

You don't have to face pandemic-related stress alone! AWAY FORWARD TOGETHER: Your online resource for college mental health and screening tools!

LGBTQ resources:

Mental Health resources:

The Mental Health Association Walk-In Crisis Clinic:

CRISIS Text Hotline: Text 4HOPE to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources:

Info on Pandemic Impact and PTSD:
Protecting and Supporting Your Mental Health in Challenging or Uncertain Times:
Seven ways to stay positive during a crisis:
Guides for Covid-19:
What does Mental Health Mean to you? An open conversation with students about the intersection of kindness and mental health:
Virtual help for College students with Substance Use, Mental Health issues and Depression :
A great screening tool for depression:
For 24 Hour help for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault:

FCC has many supports in place to help students succeed and thrive academically in this online environment. These include: