Counseling & Wellness Services Counseling & Wellness Services

Counseling & Wellness Services

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


Our Counseling & Wellness 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.


Counseling & Wellness Services 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 Counseling & Wellness 


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Emily Gebhart, MSW, LCSW-C
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Specializes in: Anxiety, Trauma,
Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence,
Sexual Assault, and Child Welfare

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External Counseling & Wellness 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


Virtual Calming Room:- Developing resilience is one of the best ways to minimize the impact that stress has on us. Here are links to resources that will help you build that resilience and manage the stress that you are experiencing. Most just take a few minutes. Try a quick guided meditation, or check out a live stream or a cool aquarium. It's free!

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!

Feeding Frederick

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:

Grief Resources

Help for Online Gaming Addiction:
Online Gamers Anonymous

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:

Contacts and Hours

Kathryn Manwiller, LCSW-C
Counseling & Wellness Services
Pronouns: she, her, hers
Office: Student Center H103B
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 301.624.2757

Schedule Appointment

Emily Gebhart, LCSW-C
Counseling & Wellness Services
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Specializes in: Anxiety, Trauma,
Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence,
Sexual Assault, and Child Welfare
Office: Student Center H103A
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 301-624-2785


Schedule Appointment