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

Office of Student Counseling Services

Services during Covid and Remote Learning:  

All services are provided via telepsychology appointments via Zoom HIPAA.  Schedule an appointment by emailing 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.

To Our Students:

We are appalled by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others and support equality, equity, and the elimination of systemic and institutional racism.  Black lives matter.  
 
While we agree with suggestions in the recent town hall that it is helpful to look at progress that is being made, we know that what little progress we’ve made pales in comparison to the trauma, pain, and blood that has been spilled due to the systemic racism in this country. It is not healthy to simply ignore these negative emotions and experiences. We encourage you to look for safe places to verbalize and process these events and your own feelings about them. If you would like a safe place to process your grief and lived experiences or if you want some ideas for how to manage these feelings and experiences while continuing your medical education, we are here for you. We do not promise to have all of the answers; how could we?  What we can offer is a safe space where you can expect support, empathy, and solidarity. 
 
We are ready to listen and support you.  Please feel free to let us know what you need, whether it be with our office or outside our office.  We understand if you prefer to meet with someone outside of the College of Medicine. If so, we will work with you to identify others at FSU or in the community to meet with you.  
 
If you would like to make an appointment with us, or ask about other resources or providers, please email us at psychappt@med.fsu.edu, or feel free to email us individually.  
 
We support you and grieve with you.
 
The 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 Office of Accessibility Services

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