The college experience impacts every student, and it is likely to alter family dynamics as well. There may be times when parents and family members feel anxious, frustrated, or challenged by events in a student’s life. Sometimes, these events may involve the student’s health or well-being.

Student Support

A student may benefit from counseling if they experience:

  • An overwhelming and possibly prolonged sense of sadness and helplessness
  • Emotional difficulties that make it hard for them to function day-to-day or affect academic performance
  • Actions that harm themselves or others
  • Distress about confronting family members or close friends
  • Just needing someone to talk with

What if your student is reluctant to visit the Counseling Center?

Entering counseling is a personal choice, although information and encouragement may benefit students who are unsure. The following points may help:

  • Information shared during counseling is confidential
  • Just as it is common to visit a doctor when one has a medical problem, there should be no shame in meeting with a counselor to discuss a personal issue or concern
  • A student can meet with a counselor for one session without committing to ongoing counseling
  • Suggest the student visit the Counseling Center's ERNIE site to learn more about the services offered


Contact Us

Counseling Center
Wellness Center Complex, Bldg. 502
Daytona Beach Campus,

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

24-Hour Emergency Assistance

  • Campus Safety:
    386-226-SAFE (7233)
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline: 
    800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Rape Crisis Hotline: 
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: 
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 
  • Crisis Text Line:
    Text HELP to 741-741