Counseling Services

Welcome to Counseling Services

The primary mission of Counseling Services is to assist Fairmont State students in defining and accomplishing personal, academic, and career goals. To accomplish the mission, Counseling Services strive for high-quality provision of:

  • Individual and group counseling services to students who may be experiencing psychological, behavioral, or learning difficulties.
  • Programming focused on the developmental needs of students to maximize their potential to benefit from the academic environment and experience.
  • Consultative services to the institution to help foster an environment supportive of the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical development of students.
  • Advocacy for a healthy and diverse learning community.
  • Assessment services to identify and address student needs through appropriate services and referrals.      
  • Crisis response, including threat assessment.

Counseling Services provides assessment, supportive and psycho-educational counseling, brief psychotherapy, workshops, consultation, and referrals as appropriate to Fairmont State students. 

Counseling Services are available to students only – employees, please contact our Employee Assistance Program for free and confidential counseling. Information regarding this service can be found in the employee handbook (page 24).

Fairmont State is proud to host a chapter of Active Minds on our campus. Visit their Facebook Page and learn how you can help decrease stigma and promote mental wellness!

 

Helpful Resources:

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis, please contact our office at (304) 333-3661, campus security at (304) 367-4357, or dial 911 for immediate help.

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
 
Andrea Pammer, MA
Director of Counseling & Disability Services
Licensed Psychologist
Phone: (304) 367-4686