Professional counseling provides an objective, confidential, and nonjudgmental quality of listening. It offers expertise in getting to the core issues of problems, generating solutions, assisting self-exploration, and evaluation of present coping methods. Counseling helps to learn new skills that enable the ability to solve problems.

Individual Counseling

  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Depression
  • Disabilities
  • Eating Disorder
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Roommate Concerns
  • Separation
  • Stress
  • Substance Usage/Abuse

Group Therapy

  • Residence Hall Groups
  • Class presentation relating to certain concerns
  • Grief

Couple & Family Counseling

  • Child Rearing Differences
  • Communication Differences
  • Domestic Violence
  • Relationship Values

Crisis Intervention

  • Emergency psychological care and training is provided to Residential Life, clubs/organizations and student aimed at assisting individuals in a crisis situation to restore equilibrium to their normal functioning and to minimize the potential trauma.

Screenings/Mental Health Awareness

The Student Development Center-Counseling Services participates in National Screening Days as well as administers local assessments to gain statistical information regarding the population of Florida Memorial University. Activities are conducted to gain data as well as bring awareness of the many mental health issues on college campuses.

  • National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD)- Observed during the first week of April, NASD collects data regarding the usage/abuse of substances.
  • National Depression Screening Day (NDSD)- Observed the first week of October. This assessment identifies and provides treatment of students who exhibit signs and symptoms of mental health disorders.
  • National Domestic Violence Month- Observed the month of October, several programs and services are offered/conducted related to the topic of domestic violence.
  • National Eating Disorder Screening (NEDS)- Observed in the month of February, NEDS enables Student Development Center to reach out to the college community and identify the eating habits of the population served.

Educational Programs

A variety of programs are conducted throughout the campus and surrounding community to cover selected topics as it relates to current issues and needs of service populations.

Programs included but not limited to:

  • “Can I Kiss You?!?!” – Learning to create healthy dating/mating relationships
  • “It’s Okay to Be Me” – Addressing the diversities of campus (LBGTQQI)
  • “Drinks Are On Us” – Creating a social atmosphere that mimic’s one of a happy hour to discuss the safety of substance use and abuse.
  • Clothesline Project – Creatively allowing the campus to craft t-shirts that promote loving oneself and stopping domestic violence
  • “You Touched Me” – Creating a safe environment for peers to discuss sexual abuse (rape, childhood abuse).
  • And many more…