Welcome to the FSU Counseling Center
The FSU Counseling Center staff are happy to serve you and hope that you will see us as a friendly and useful resource. If you are a student, we are eager to help you develop or maintain life skills that will help you succeed at FSU and beyond. For parents and families, faculty, and staff, we are happy to offer consultation and action planning for any student you are concerned about.
The mission of the Counseling Center is to support the psychological and emotional well-being of students. The Center joins the mission of the University by fostering a positive educational and co-curricular experience for students by supporting diversity in all its forms, promoting free inquiry and respectful exchange of ideas, supporting critical and creative thinking and ethical decision making.
The staff at the Counseling Center are a group of highly qualified and dedicated mental health practitioners and support staff who strive to provide effective and compassionate mental health care to any matriculated undergraduate or graduate student. We hope that your experience with us will be productive and helpful and we welcome your feedback at any time about how we might improve our services.
On behalf of the FSU Counseling Center staff, we wish you all the best during your time at FSU. Please let us know if we can help.
Paul Welch, MSW, LICSW
Director, FSU Counseling Center
Counseling, Health, & Wellness Center - Foster Hall
100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Monday - Friday
9 am to 5 pm
How to make an appointment:
Call 508-626-4640 or drop by the office during office hours or after hours leave a message and we will return your call the morning of the next working day.
Students should arrive between 2:15 and 2:30 pm in order to be seen on a walk-in basis.
A counselor is always available during walk-in time and you don't need an appointment.
Our services are available at no cost to all matriculated FSU students.
Crisis/Emergency Support & Resources
If you are struggling emotionally or thinking about suicide, help is available.
If you feel suicidal or are in a crisis please call or come by the Counseling Center immediately - you do not need an appointment. We are here: Monday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm
If you feel suicidal or are in a crisis and we are not open, call:
Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Services 508-872-3333
Residence Hall Staff and Campus Police (508-626-4911) are also available to provide assistance.
Suicide Prevention Resources
Samaritans 24-hour Suicide Prevention HelplineCrisis Text Line
877-870-4673Text "START" to 741-741
National Suicide Prevention Helpline
CALL2TALKTransgender Suicide Hotline
Free 24/7 confidential mental health & emotional support call line877-565-8860Open 18 hours every day 11 am to 5 am Eastern time
Mental Health Screening
Click here to take an online anonymous self-assessment for:
- Eating Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
Find out in a few minutes whether counseling might be helpful for you.
This service is available to all FSU students. If after taking the screen you wish to speak with a counselor, call us at 508-626-4640 to make an appointment.