Counseling Center

We are here for you.

Your college years are filled with life-changing events – from leaving home and moving into your new college home to graduating and finding a job, and everything else in between. Florida Southern’s Counseling Center offers students free counseling, helping students maintain their emotional well-being in order to achieve their educational goals.

The Counseling Center provides a safe, nurturing environment. Services include individual, couples and group sessions. Qualified counselors conduct a variety of personal screenings including alcohol, eating disorders, and depression. The Center is also a location for daily meditation and weekly support groups, such as Art Group.

When to seek help

Whether you’re making an important decision, resolving a personal issue, or working through relationship difficulties, a few sessions of confidential personal counseling are often just what you need.

Your first appointment will be scheduled promptly, usually within a week from the day you call. Allow approximately an hour for your counseling sessions. Students in crisis are seen as quickly as possible.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides a safe, nurturing environment. Services include individual, couples and group sessions.

Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Contact Us

Phone 863.680.6236

Find Us

The Counseling Center is located in the Thrift Building, 1st floor.

Emergency Numbers

Campus Safety: 863.680.4305

Peace River Center: 863.519.3744

National Suicide Hotline: 800.273.8255


Our Counselors

Our counselors offer you the opportunity to talk things over with a caring professional whose training and expertise will help you find your way through those tough times.

Carol Ballard

Carol Ballard, Psy.D.
Director and Counselor
863.680.6236
cballard@flsouthern.edu

Tom Norman

Tom Norman, MS
Counselor
863.680.6236
tnorman@flsouthern.edu

We are also active participants in the campus community providing workshops, training, teaching, and outreach to students, and consultations to administrators, faculty, staff, and parents.

It is our goal to help create and maintain a healthy and diverse community through relationship building, education, and crisis prevention.

Our Mission

FSC's Counseling Center supports the academic mission of the College by providing services and programs that help students maintain their emotional well-being in order to achieve their educational goals. When crises do occur, it is our mission to provide timely intervention and garner community support to help alleviate any far reaching after effects.