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.
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: (Check out free apps to assist with many of these)
- Adjusting to college life
- Transitioning into or out of college
- 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)
The FSU Counseling Center respects and upholds student's confidentiality as outlined by legal, ethical, and professional standards. Clinical staff adheres strictly to the APA Code of Ethics. 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 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 involves a gathering of individuals who experience similar issues or have similar 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.