Appointments, Services, & Programs

Individual, group, and outreach/prevention services are offered by licensed and supervised clinical professionals as well as interns from graduate programs in counseling.

Class/group presentations and workshop are available by request and as time and staffing permits and can be requested here.  Our LibGuides provide a wealth of additional information and resources for faculty, staff, and students.

To schedule an appointment please call our office at 304-333-3661, email us at access@fairmontstate.edu, or complete the online Appointment Request Form.  Please do not send any confidential information via email.

To ensure that treatment is received in a timely manner we work closely with community resources. We adhere to ethical principles that may necessitate referral off campus should a potential conflict or limits to our scope/competency, or capacity arise. 

A list of area mental health service providers can be found here.

There are no additional fees associated with receiving counseling services at Fairmont State.  

Fall 2017 Programs:

Daily Meditation - MWF 8:15; TR 3:15 in Suite 316 Turley Center

Mindfulness meditation is the practice of intentionally focusing on the present moment, accepting and non-judgmentally paying attention to sensations, thoughts, and emotions that arise. Learning mindfulness is a great way to strengthen focus and concentration, quiet an overactive mind, and help manage anxiety.                

Alcohol and Other Drugs 

Students mandated to attend psycho-educational counseling for drug and alcohol infractions must contact our office to schedule five individual meetings with clinical staff.

Self-Empowerment Series (must register a week prior to event - events will not be held if less than 5 students register)

  • Healthy Sleep - Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 12:30 pm in Room 215 Turley Center

We are just now beginning to understand the many vital roles sufficient and high quality sleep play in our lives.  Learn the basics of sleep, the effects of too little, too much, or sleep at the wrong time, as well as simple strategies that can go a long way in improving your sleep even while living in circumstances that might seem challenging. 

To protect others and ourselves from relationship violence and sexual assault, we must first understand what these are, how to recognize warning signs and risks, and then acquire practical strategies for intervention. Learn how to empower yourself and others!

Many students fair worse than they hope due to test anxiety and the stress surrounding performing well on exams.  Learn how to minimize the negative effects of this common issue and how you could even use it to your advantage!

Seeing those we care for struggle with emotional pain can leave us feeling helpless, frustrated, and at times even angry.  Learn how to explore in a more methodical way what is happening in your friends’ and family member’s lives, and how you might be able to provide practical and realistic help.

This training will teach participants: How to question, persuade and refer someone who may be suicidal; the common causes of suicidal behavior; the warning signs of suicide and how to get help for someone in crisis.

This presentation describes a variety of techniques, attitudes, and activities that can help you minimize the impact of stress and anxiety on your life and maximize your enjoyment and productivity in college. Common sources of anxiety and stress will be discussed. Practical suggestions for prevention and coping will be offered. Information about when and how to seek help with also be provided.

Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health challenges faced by students – almost three quarter of students report feeling an overwhelming sense of anxiety during the academic year. Learn the underlying mechanisms and what you might be able to do once depression and/or anxiety have found their way to your doorstep.   

Learn how to become an integral part of our campus’ commitment to create a safer, more welcoming, and inclusive environment for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and asexual community. You will learn about their own identity and preconceptions, and how fostering a willingness to have a positive and accepting attitude towards all can contribute increased connections and understanding.

Grief and loss can have profound effects on our lives. Join us for a conversation about the commonalities of dealing with grief and loss, as well as exploring the many different ways we might deal with death and loss, as well as the many different paths to healing.

 

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.