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Counseling Services

Availability of Counseling Services During Remote Instruction (Spring, 2020)


Our office is now operating with staff providing services remotely to enrolled students at the university.

While these are most certainly challenging times, with significant disruptions in our lives, our staff remains committed to your success and encourages you to reach out and connect with us if you believe we can be of assistance.

The best way to arrange a meeting with one of our clinicians is to e-mail  healthwellness@fitchburgstate.edu and expect a response with details about how to access counseling. 

You can also call the main phone line in the Counseling Services Office (978.665.3152) and leave a detailed message, but the response time may be significantly longer than is typical, as messages are being checked remotely throughout the day.

And we encourage you, if you haven't already, to check out the Counseling Services Office Instagram page. Staff are updating the content there regularly, with important tips for self-care during this difficult time.

Be well.

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The Counseling Services Office offers a range of services including:

  • Individual, couples and group counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Psychoeducational programming
  • Outreach workshops
  • Community referrals

Counseling services are confidential and are offered at no charge to all enrolled students. Staff at Counseling Services are also available for consultation to faculty, staff and students.

Counseling Services is located in the Hammond Bldg., 3rd Floor, Room 317.

Phone

978.665.3152

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
To make an appointment: Stop by our office or call us at 978.665.3152

Hotline Numbers

  • Pathways for Change (Rape Crisis Center of Central Massachusetts) Hotline: 1.800.870.5905
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.7233
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1.800.273.TALK

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Additional Resources
 

In the meantime, should you need assistance or support there are options.

Reach out to your support network. Fortunately, we have options to text, video chat, or call. Social distancing is only meant as a physical safety mechanism. It may be more important now to not socially isolate. Remember that though it is okay to talk about your worries or concerns, it is also important to talk about the other areas of your life. You can say “no” to talking about coronavirus stuff all the time.

Engage in some guided breathing/relaxation exercises. Journal. Draw. Dance. Read. Take a bath. Use this time to nurture yourself and practice self-care.

If you are feeling distressed, ask yourself, “how upset am I right now?” If you feel like you can address your concern by talking to your support network, engaging in self-care, or distracting, then try it. If you feel like that is not enough and you need more help, here are some resources:

  • University Police Department: 978-665-3111
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK
  • Call 2 Talk: 508-532-2255, or text “C2T” to 741741
  • Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

External Resources 
 

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