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Counseling Services

FALL 2020 UPDATE: The Office of Counseling Services will continue providing services to enrolled Fitchburg State University students using a "telehealth" platform. Office hours for Counseling Services will remain the same as in prior semesters, during telehealth provision, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm.  Appointments to meet (virtually) with a counselor can be made by calling 978-665-3152, or by sending an email to In emergency situations, students should contact University Police at 978-665-3111, dial 911, or seek out emergency care at their local emergency room.

Notes Regarding Service Provision - Summer, 2020

As is typical, the Counseling Services Office maintains limited staffing in the summer months, and provides services to those students who are currently enrolled in Summer Session coursework. 

At present, students enrolled in summer session(s) can access (remote) services by e-mailing, or by calling 978-665-3152, and leaving a sufficiently detailed message that includes information so that you may be called back.  Please be advised that there may be some delay in getting back to you, as staff remain in "remote operations" at this time.

In an emergency situation, please call 911, or access other emergency mental health care in your local area.

Counseling staff will make efforts to assist students with referrals for services in their local area, for those students who wish to seek care during the summer months.  You can e-mail, and provide information (your location, your insurance carrier, your wishes regarding care), and our staff will do our best to recommend appropriate mental health service providers in your area.

During the Spring, 2020 semester, Counseling Services staff assembled a number of resources that can be accessed remotely (e.g., self-care, mindfulness, relaxation, managing emotional balance during a pandemic).  Click here for this list of resources.

Below are some additional resources that may be of benefit to you:

Call2Talk : 508.532.2255
Text2Talk : Text "C2T" to 741741
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800.799.7233
Pathways for Change (Rape Crisis Center of Central Massachusetts) Hotline: 1.800.870.5905
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK
Trans Lifeline 877.565.8860