Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Frequently Asked Questions

Counseling is a relationship with a person who is professionally trained to help discuss concerns in a way that clarifies one's thoughts and feelings. This helping relationship leads to increased self-understanding and more effective behavior.

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The Office of Counseling Services is located at 1735 Wahnish Way Suite 304 (CASS Building).
Students currently enrolled for classes are charged a student health fee (currently $6.91 per credit hour) along with their tuition. This health fee entitles students to access mental health and physical health services. Students not enrolled for a summer term or recent graduates may pay a health fee (currently $103) that will allow them access to our provided services for one semester.
Ordinarily, scheduling of sessions, including length of time, is done on a case-by-case basis.
While the college experience is often exciting and enjoyable, it can also be stressful. It is important to address the stressors and concerns in your life to focus on being academically successful.

The Office of Counseling Services offers a wide variety of services to meet the needs of the students. Our services include individual counseling, group counseling, couples counseling, psychotropic medication consultations, academic support, workshops, and presentations.

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Some of the reasons students seek our services are but not limited to Relationships, Time Management, Self Esteem, Social Isolation, Stress, Grief, Anxiety, Sexual Orientation, Depression, Study Skills/Academics, Anger Management, Sexual Assault/Rape, Alcohol/Drugs, and Family concerns.

Students will meet with a counselor to discuss options for addressing their areas of concern.

As required by law, counseling sessions at the Office of Counseling Services are confidential. No information is disclosed to anyone (e.g. parents, professors, administration) in any identifiable manner without prior written consent from the student. The exceptions are when a student is under the age of 18, when the student is in danger of harming self or others, when there is suspected abuse of a disabled person, an elderly person, or child abuse, or when a judge mandates disclosure to a court of law.

Counseling sessions are confidential. Your participation in counseling is not recorded on your transcript or school records.

The Office of Counseling Services has two consulting psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners that meet with students. This service is provided for students who feel they might benefit from discussing medication options.

Yes, you need an appointment to see a counselor. To schedule an appointment, students can walk in or contact the office by phone at (850) 599-3145.

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 do not have to have a scheduled appointment; you can just walk in.

If you need to speak with a counselor under these circumstances, call BetterMynd at (844) 287-6963.



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1735 Wahnish Way Suite 304 (CASS Building)

To speak with a counselor after-hours, call BetterMynd for free at (844) 287-6963
In Case of Emergency, call FAMU Police Department at (850) 599-3256 or Dial 911
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