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Psychiatric Emergency
Suicide Prevention

If you're struggling emotionally or thinking about suicide, help is available:

Monday-Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
FSU Counseling Center

After hours & on the weekends/holidays:
Advocates Psychiatric
Emergency Services

24 hours/day:
Samaritans 24-hour
Suicide Prevention Helpline

National Suicide
Prevention Helpline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Free 24/7 confidential mental health & emotional support call line

Text "Start" to 741-741

Free 24/7 confidential emotional support text service

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Click here to take an online anonymous self-assessment and find out in a few minutes whether counseling might be helpful for you.

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The staff at the Counseling Center are trained to address a wide range of mental health concerns using a variety of counseling strategies. Each staff member brings his or her unique style to the therapeutic relationship with the primary goal of helping students function at their best.


Paul Welch
Paul Welch, LICSW  Paul has been at the Counseling Center since 1992, first as a graduate intern, then as a staff therapist, and now as the director. He is a 1993 graduate of Simmons Graduate School of Social Work.


Andrew Lipsky
Andrew Lipsky, LICSW  Andrew first joined the Counseling Center in 2002 as a graduate intern, then as a staff member in 2004, and now as assistant director. He is a 2003 graduate of Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.


Rupal Bhatt
Rupal Bhatt, Psy.D.
  Rupal joined the staff of the Counseling Center in September 2011. She received a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford in 2003 and graduated with a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford in 2010.

Kim Charneski
Kim Charneski, LCSW
  Kim returned to the Counseling Center in November 2010. She is a 2001 graduate of Boston College School of Social Work. During her graduate studies, she worked as an intern at this Counseling Center and has also worked here previously as a staff counselor.

Jeanne Haley
Jeanne Haley, LICSW  Jeanne joined the Counseling Center in August 2008 and is a 1985 graduate of the Boston University School of Social Work.

Marie Margulies-Ellias
Marie Margulies-Ellias, LICSW, BCD  Marie has been with the Counseling Center since 1990, first as the Director until 2002 and now as a staff counselor. She is a 1976 graduate of Smith College School for Social Work.


Rebecca and Coley

     Rebecca and Coley

Nicole Barry
Nicole is in her final year at Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work and will graduate in May.

Rebecca Minor
Rebecca is in her final year at Boston University Graduate School of Social Work and will graduate in May.


Christina Garbarino
Christina Garbarino, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Christie joined the Counseling Center in September 2008. She received her Master of Science in Psychiatric Nursing from Boston College in 2005. She offers psychiatric consultation and medication management for students who might need those services as part of their care at the Counseling Center.


Bonnie Lewis-Gentry
Bonnie Lewis-Gentry
Bonnie joined the Counseling Center as office manager in February 2004.

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220