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The Counseling Center serves all enrolled FSU students. Costs are covered through tuition and student fees, so there are no "out of pocket" expenses. Following the initial consultation and depending on the student's needs, a student may receive services at our center, be referred to another campus service, or be referred to an outside mental health provider.


Common Concerns

Students come to the Counseling Center for a variety of reasons. If you are in distress or if life is not working out the way you planned, it has been shown to be very beneficial to speak to someone about it. Some common concerns include:

- Adjusting to college life
- Transitioning into or out of college
- Stress
- Family problems
- Relationship problems
- Feeling sad or depressed
- Feeling anxious or overwhelmed
- Problems with drugs or alcohol use
- Identity issues (sexuality, gender, race, religion, disability)

 


Confidentiality 

The FSU Counseling Center respects and upholds student's confidentiality as outlined by legal, ethical and professional standards. Confidentiality means that the personal information a student shares with us will not be disclosed to anyone else without his or her consent. Students visits and conversations do not become part of their educational record. Any services provided will not be discussed with family, friends, or a student's professor or advisor without direct written authorization by the student. There are state mandated exceptions to confidentiality specifically dealing with safety concerns for the student and others, which will be discussed in detail when you first meet your counselor. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us.

 


Current Services Offered 

Individual Counseling
Individual Counseling is a collaboration between a counselor and a student to promote health growth and development while addressing roadblocks in academic or personal success. To make an appointment, you can call 304-333-3661 or make a online appointment request.

Group Counseling
Group counseling involves a gathering of individuals who experience similiar issues or have similiar interests led by a counselor. Not all groups require registration and groups vary by semester. You can check out current groups or contact us for more information. 

Education Seminars and Trainings
The Counseling Center offers a variety of trainings and education seminars for students, classes, student organizations as well as RAs and dorms. Check out our Educational Catalog for more information. Contact us with questions, recommendations, or to schedule an upcoming training.  

 

Office Information

Location
Suite 316 Turley Student Services Center
 
Phone
(304) 333-3661
 
Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm
 
Mailing Address
Fairmont State University
Office of Counseling and Disability Services
1201 Locust Avenue
Turley Center, Suite 316
Fairmont, WV 26554
 

Counselors

Andrea Pammer, MA
Director of Counseling & Disability Services
Licensed Psychologist
Phone: (304) 367-4686
 
Tom Hill, MA, LPC, NCC, CTT
Mental Health Therapist
Phone: (304) 367-4792