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Counseling Center

Statement Regarding the Dual Impacts of Racism and COVID-19

The Furman University Counseling Center stands with President Davis and our colleagues in expressing our grief, sorrow, and compassion to all those who have been and continue to be impacted by COVID-19 and the race-based violence occurring across our country.

We are committed to deep reflection about the structural and racial inequalities that are both apparent during this pandemic and exacerbated by it. This commitment informs our work with students in processing the traumatic losses they have experienced and continue to experience. We are a diverse group of multidisciplinary helping professionals, all with backgrounds in trauma care and cross-cultural awareness.

Experiencing or witnessing trauma often results in a range of feelings and emotions such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, helplessness and guilt. We encourage you to contact our office, at (864) 294-3031, if you (or another student you know) would like support with coping and healing. Please also visit our Virtual Barbershop, where you’ll find regularly updated information and inspiration from across the black diaspora.

Remote Mental Health Resources

We have created a page of remote mental health resources, including videos from your counselors, to support you.

Remote Mental Health Resources

College life can be exciting and rewarding, but it can also be overwhelming. It’s common to feel like you need help. In fact, by the time your class graduates, more than 37% of you will walk through our doors and find support.

We offer an evidence-based, stepped care model that includes services that range from least to most intensive. This model allows students to step up and down the levels of care based on their needs.  It empowers students to manage their own mental health.

Our services are free and confidential, and include self-help resources, groups, single-session counseling, crisis counseling, consultation, individual counseling (including substance use counseling), community referrals, adjunct psychiatric support, and nutrition counseling.

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All Are Welcome

The Furman University Counseling Center provides a safe, supportive space for students of all backgrounds, opinions and concerns, especially during times of uncertainty in our country and the world.

Services and Scope

We offer services that range in intensity from self-help to individual sessions; medication management to community referral.

Learn about our services and scope
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Schedule an Appointment

Call us, e-mail us, or walk in.

Schedule an appointment with the Counseling Center

Emergency Care

Your health is our priority, even when our office isn’t open.

Learn more about emergency options
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Connect with resources on campus and in the community.

See our resources

Helping Students in Distress

Worried about a student?

Find out how to help students in distress
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If you have questions, please contact the counseling center.

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Confidentiality and Information Release Forms

Your privacy is our priority.

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