Stress Management


  • Stress Management Consultation
  • M and W: 9:00am-3:00pm
    Tu, Th, and F: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Relaxation Training
  • M-F: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wags for Wellness Therapy Dog Visits
  • 1st Monday of every month: 11:00am-1:00pm
    2nd Thursday of every month: 11:00am-1:00pm
    3rd Friday of every month: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • See locations below


  • Health and Wellness Coordinator

    (301) 314-1493

  • Health Promotion and Wellness Services

    (301) 314-8128




Stress is a part of life. Small amounts of stress can actually serve as a helpful motivator for accomplishing goals. It's not uncommon, though, for stress to become overwhelming, creating unpleasant symptoms and sometimes impacting our daily life. In fact, according to the National College Health Assessment, stress is consistently ranked the number one impediment of academic success at the University of Maryland.

Attending programs, services or events aimed at reducing stress or meeting with a health educator can be a helpful step for many as they work to better understand their individual sources of stress, their own body’s stress response, and ways to manage stress. Free services for students include:

  • Therapy dog visits

  • Individual Stress Management Consultations

  • Individual Relaxation Training

Before You Visit

Appointments are required for Stress Management Consultations and Relaxation Training services.

Drop-ins are welcome for Wags for Wellness Therapy Dog Visits.

If you are experiencing a crisis or urgent concern, or mental health emergency during regular business hours, please visit Mental Health Services at the Health Center or University Health Center or Counseling Center. For after hours assistance you can call (301) 314-7651


Wags for Wellness, Therapy dog visits

testudo with a therapy dogWags for Wellness sessions feature registered therapy animal teams. Each team consists of at least one dog and one human. Each of the volunteer teams has been trained by People. Animals. Love. (PAL) to provide love, connection, companionship, and stress relief.

These therapy dog visits also serve as a great outlet for emotional wellbeing while connecting with other loving pets for our students who may be missing their childhood or family pets.

May 6th. 2019 11:00am-1:00pm The Stamp Student Involvement Suite
May 9th, 2019 11:00am-1:00pm University Health Center, Ground Floor
April 19th, 2019 1:00pm-3:00pm McKeldin Library Second Floor
May 17th, 2019 1:00pm-3:00pm McKeldin Library Second Floor

Stress Management Consultation

Individual consultations, with a health educator, are available to address issues related to stress. Appointments include identifying sources of stress, learning ways to manage stress, goal setting, and skill-building.

Relaxation Training

Meet one-on-one with a health educator to discuss your specific mind and body concerns and practice relaxation techniques. The relaxation techniques that you learn will teach you how to better cope with daily stressful situations. Some of the techniques covered during the appointment include: deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided imagery. Biofeedback is used to show immediate results after practicing relaxation techniques.

Health and Wellness Presentation

The Stress Management unit offers both peer educator and professional staff presentations.

  • Visit our Peer Programs page for more information about scheduling a Peer Education presentation or workshop (at least 2 weeks’ notice required).

  • For a professional staff presentation, program, interview, or consultation regarding stress, mental health, or wellness programing or outreach please email (at least 2 weeks’ notice required).