For Parents and Families

The Counseling Center at FSU is committed to providing the highest quality mental health care to FSU students. As part of that mission, the Center offers consultation services to assist parents and families with any mental health concern you might have about your student.

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FSU Parent Handbook
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The Staff at the Center will be happy to assist you in the following ways:

  • Consult with you regarding your students’ adjustment to the university and what services or programs might be useful to help with that adjustment.
  • Consult with you regarding your concerns about your students’ functioning in school and how we might assist you with getting him/her appropriate mental health care.
  • Consult with you regarding assessing mental health care in your community for your student.

Please contact the Counseling Center at 508-626-4640 and we will be happy to assist you.


Confidentiality Information for Parents, Family, and Friends

Thank you for contacting us or referring students to us who are of concern to you. We are happy to consult with you related to any concerns you have about a student’s well-being. You may give us any information about the student that you feel would help us understand the current situation so that we can try to be as helpful as possible. Confidentiality dictates that we cannot share any information that we may have about the student, including if the student is known to us or in treatment with us. When you contact us, we will listen to you and work with you to come up with a plan that addresses your concerns about the student. We may make recommendations and or provide referral information for additional supports on or off campus.