• Psychological Services, Academic Assistance, Enhancement of well-being

Office of Student Counseling Services

Updates to Services due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

The Office of Student Counseling Services prioritizes the health and safety of all FSU students, faculty, staff, and our families.  Our office is currently not holding any in-person appointments, due to the recent COVID-19 (coronavirus) guidelines mandated by the university, Florida Governor, and CDC.  Our office’s psychologists and staff will be working remotely until further notice.  We are now offering telepsychology appointments via the secure, confidential Zoom HIPAA. If you would like to schedule a telepsychology appointment with Drs. Painter, Porter, or Taylor, please email us at psychappt@med.fsu.edu.  

If you are in crisis, please contact the FSU University Counseling Center or call 850-644-TALK (8255) for Telephonic Crisis Support (provide by the FSU UCC). For additional local and national resources, and information on general coping skills, please visit our Resources website.

Please note that this situation is fluid and our office policy may change based upon announcements made by the university or CDC guidelines.  

Stay healthy and well!

The FSU CoM Office of Student Counseling Services


Office of Student Counseling Services

The College of Medicine Office of Student Counseling Services offers on-site psychology services for academic and mental health needs. This office has no involvement in the academic evaluation or promotion of students. All services provided by this office are free of charge to current CoM students, including those enrolled in the MD, Bridge, PA, and Biomedical Sciences programs. Confidentiality of student concerns and records are maintained at all times, with the exception of those instances when information must be legally and ethically reported. The office consists of three licensed psychologists and an administrative specialist. The licensed psychologists are available to work with individuals and small groups of students with concerns related to academic improvement and personal issues.

Services offered by all providers include academic consultation for those wishing to improve their academic performance and/or mental health therapy for those who have any personal difficulties that have the potential to impact overall well-being.

Academic Assistance:

  • Increase effectiveness and efficiency of study skills
  • Improve exam performance and test-taking skills
  • Time management and academic planning
  • Step 1 Planning
  • Help coordinate accommodations and services with the FSU Student Disability Resource Center

Psychological Services:

  • Stress and general anxiety reduction
  • Test or performance anxiety reduction
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Family, relationship, or identity issues
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Trauma
  • Evaluate, diagnose, and plan treatment for learning disorders and attention difficulties

Enhancement of Well-Being:

  • Life Balance
  • Relaxation and Recreation
  • Mindfulness