Support Groups

The following groups and services are offered through the UMD Counseling Center. If you are looking for a group focused more on socializing rather than counseling, check out our Student Groups.

LGBTQ+ Support Group

Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm or Fridays, 1-2:30pm. 

To join the Tuesday group, contact Dr. Darren Freeman-Coppage at  To join the Friday group, contact Dr. Michelle Farrell at

A supportive discussion group for students to discuss lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and asexual issues. Individuals representing the diverse gender and sexual orientation continuum are invited to participate in co-creating a brave space to discuss identity, coming out, transitioning, relationships, struggles, and victories; a space to decompress, share what's on your mind, and find support.

For additional group counseling opportunities, click here.

Rainbow Walk-In Hour

Monday through Friday from 3pm-4pm

While classes are in session, LGBTQ students have access to free unscheduled time with a counselor during the Rainbow Walk-In Hour, . Students must state that they are there for the Rainbow Walk-In Hour and they will be asked to complete several brief surveys prior to meeting with a counselor within an hour of arrival.