Office of Counseling Services

Our Services

Top five reasons students seek our services are
 
Anxiety
Depression
Relationships
Academics
Trauma
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

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. 

Group Counseling

The Office of Counseling Services offers groups during the Fall and Spring Semesters.

Please click here to see a list of our groups. 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.

Crisis/Emergency Intervention

Counselors are available to assist with crisis/emergency situations. If your concern is urgent (i.e. suicidal thoughts or attempt, experiencing hallucinations, experienced a trauma within the last seven days), you may walk-in for an appointment. After completing crisis/emergency paperwork, you will be seen by the next available counselor. 

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

OCS counselors are certified QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Gatekeeper trainers. Our goal is to train as many FAMU administrators, faculty, staff and students as possible how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer a person to help.

WellTrack Interactive Self-Help Therapy

WellTrack is designed to help students understand their mental health and to provide them with the help that they need right now. WellTrack is a suite of online tools and courses that uses aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help students identify, understand and address issues that they are having.

Download the WellTrack App at www.welltrack.com and register with your famu.edu email or use access code FAMUOCS18. 

Workshops

Workshops are four to six weeks long and psycho-educational in nature. They are offered during fall, spring and summer. Please click here to see a list of our workshops.

If you would like to suggest a workshop that would be beneficial for you and others, please call (850) 599-3145.

How can I make an appointment?


To schedule an appointment, students can walk-in or contact the office by phone at (850) 599-3145. You may choose a specific counselor or allow the administrative assistant to choose a counselor for you.

For after-hours counseling, call (833) 848-1765 (for counseling only; not for making appointments).

Contact Info

636 Gamble Street
Tallahassee, FL 32307

P: 850.599.3145
F: 850.599.8481

E: counseling@famu.edu