While the college experience is often exciting and enjoyable, it can also be quite stressful. The Office of Counseling Services is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). OCS offers a variety of programs and services which include:
The Office of Counseling Services is here to listen. Individual counseling is available to help students address a variety of issues and concerns. Students receive individualized face to face short-term therapy and services are available to currently enrolled students at FAMU.
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 in the Fall and Spring Semesters of the academic year. Please check back in August to see what groups are being offered for Fall Semester 2016. Groups recently offerered have been: Wind Down Wednesday, Life Class (female only), 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 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 registered 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.