The FSU University Counseling Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Askew Student Life Center (same building as the movie theater).
Any currently enrolled FSU student can take advantage of our counseling services provided at no additional charge to the FSU student fees.
Entering counseling is a personal choice; however sometimes it may be helpful to encourage a student to speak with a counselor about his or her concerns. The following guidance may help a student who is unsure whether they wish to seek counseling:
At one time or another, everyone feels upset. However, when some of the following are present, your son or daughter is probably in distress:
Any one of the above signs present in someone does not absolutely indicate serious distress. Many disturbances during college are relatively transient. However, you may become alarmed by changes which are extreme or by significant changes that last longer than is typical. If there is doubt about the seriousness of the problem, consult a UCC staff member about evaluating the situation and taking the most appropriate steps.
If a student is in crisis during FSU UCC business hours s/he should visit the Counseling Center for a walk-in appointment. If a student calls in crisis when the Counseling Center is closed, s/he needs to follow the prompts on the message to obtain phone numbers for emergency services or call 211 (24/7 telephone support), the FSU Police, or 911.
Please call us at 850-644-TALK(8255) during regular business hours to speak with a counselor.
This is not possible without the student’s permission. Federal and state laws require that counseling conversations and records remain strictly confidential. We realize that not knowing what your son or daughter is discussing in counseling can be frustrating, especially when you are concerned about his or her well being. However, it is important to understand that confidentiality is an essential element of the counseling process, as it creates a safe environment for students to discuss their personal concerns openly and honestly.
Other faculty and staff will not be informed unless the student is having a mental health emergency or the student provides consent to speak to a faculty or staff member.
No. Our records are confidential and are kept entirely separate from student’s academic records.