Counseling Center

Important Notice Re: Counseling Center Services

Dear Students

We want to communicate our best wishes to you, your family, friends, and community, as your life is likely disrupted and adversely effected by the COVID-19 epidemic, or the response to it. 

Though the University has moved to remote learning, the Counseling Center is open. We are available for FSU students who have or have not previously used our services.

We are engaging in teletherapy, that is, we are doing therapy sessions only by phone. We are reaching out to students at their scheduled session times via a private line (you will see no phone number for the incoming call). If a student is unable to answer, we will leave a voicemail and will send a secure email message via our Electronic Health Record system alerting you that we tried to connect with you via phone call.

You can be in touch with us by leaving a voicemail on our office phone number or emailing us with your message. We will be checking these frequently, throughout the day. 

You can use the above phone number or email to set up appointments, cancel appointments, or to let us know that you missed our call and wish for us to call you back. We are not currently available for foot traffic to our Center.

If you are having an emergency, please call 911 or if you are in crisis and need immediate attention, please use the following resources to find the psychiatric emergency services team in your area:

https://www.masspartnership.com/pdf/MBHPESPDirectory.pdf

Or, call:  877-382-1609, 24/7 and enter your zip code to find out the phone number of the team that covers your area.

We look forward to connecting with you, soon.

Sincerely,

The Counseling Center Staff

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.

Best Wishes,

Andrew Lipsky, LICSW

Director, FSU Counseling Center

Counseling Center
Counseling, Health, & Wellness Center  - Foster Hall
100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701

Phone: 508-626-4640
Fax: 508-626-4628

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

How to make an appointment:

Call 508-626-4640 or email us at counselingcenter@framingham.edu and we will respond promptly during business hours.

Walk-in hours have been suspended until further notice. 

Our services are available at no cost to all matriculated FSU students.

If you are concerned about a student and would like a consultation please contact the Counseling Center or the  Student Assistance Team (SAT).

Crisis/Emergency Support & Resources

  • Crisis/Emergency Support

    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 8:30 am to 4:30 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 Helpline
    877-870-4673

    Crisis Text Line
    Text "START" to 741-741

    National Suicide Prevention Helpline
    800-273-TALK (8255)

    CALL2TALK
    508-532-2255
    Free 24/7 confidential mental health & emotional support call line

    Transgender Suicide Hotline
    877-565-8860
    Open 18 hours every day 11 am to 5 am Eastern time
  • Mental Health Screening

    Click here to take an online anonymous self-assessment for:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Alcohol
    • PTSD
    • 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.