While the college experience is often exciting and enjoyable, it can be quite stressful. OCS offers a variety of programs and services which include:
Individual counseling is available to help students address a variety of issues and concerns. Students receive individualized face to face short-term therapy. Our services are available to currrently enrolled FAMU students only.
Top five reasons students seek our services are:
1. Relationships (35%)
2. Depression & Anxiety (25%)
3. Stress (20%)
4. Academic (10%)
5. Trauma (10%)
The Office of Counseling Services offers groups during the Fall and Spring Semesters. Please check back in August to see what groups are being offered for Fall Semester 2017. Groups recently offerered have been: Wind Down Wednesday, Emporwering You, RAD (Rattlers Against Depression), Man Talk (male only), MOST (male only). If you would like to suggest a group you feel would be beneficial for yourself and others, please call (850) 599-3145.Couples Counseling
Couples counseling is offered to address a variety of issues that may develop in the relationship, including communication skills, problem solving, and trust. In order to be eligible for couples counseling, one person in the relationship must be a currently enrolled FAMU student. Psychiatric Consultation
A psychiatrist is available to meet with those students who would like to discuss the option of medication. This service is provided free to students and is voluntary. As part of the policy of the Office of Counseling Services, those students who are interested in medication as an option must
also meet with a counselor at least once a month.