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Student Counseling Center

Palm Beach State College students who need mental health counseling now have access 24/7 with a phone call.

Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, or griefCall 800-878-5470 for help 

Are you struggling with any of these issues?

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Abuse


(561)868-3980 (Mon to Fri: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

(800)878-5470 (nights & weekends)

Less urgent need?

Email (nights & weekends)


Please call 911

On campus and need counseling?

Visit or call to make an appointment at the following counseling centers on Lake Worth, Palm Beach Garden or Boca Raton, for:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Mental health assessment
  • Brief therapy (4-6 sessions)
  • Community referrals

Lake Worth

Lake Worth Campus

Location: SCA 103 (across from Public Safety Bldg)

Monday - Thursday:  9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Palm Beach Gardens

Palm Beach Gardens campus photo

Location: Wellness Center, SC 123

Appointments Only
Call 561-868-3980 to schedule

Boca Raton

Boca Raton campus photo

Location: BT 125.2

Appointments Only
Call 561-868-3980 to schedule


Confidentiality & Consent

As a client of the Counseling Center, you have the right to strict confidentiality and no information about your case will be released without your prior written authorization.  The right to confidentiality may be waived, in your counselor's professional opinion, if you meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Your counselor believes that you pose a serious & immediate danger to yourself or others; he/she will take protective actions.  These actions may include seeking hospitalization for you, notifying any potential victim(s), and/or notifying the police.

  • Your counselor has reason to believe that a child or vulnerable adult is being neglected or abused.  The law requires that the situation be reported to the appropriate state agency.

  • The issue of your mental health is raised in court proceedings.  In this case, your records may be ordered to be released by a judge.

  • You are under 18 years of age.  In this case, please be aware that the law provides your parents the right to examine your treatment records.  Before giving your parents any information we will discuss the matter with you, if possible, and do our best to handle any objections you may have with what we are prepared to discuss.



 Panther Care Team confidentiality

Confidentiality may be extended to the Dean of Students or Threat Assessment Committee under circumstances warranting such discussion for the purpose of Threat Assessment or Safety Concerns as described in the Student Handbook.



 Community Resources 

Resource | Contact number | website
Company Name Number Website
211 Phone: 211
Alcoholics Anonymous Phone: 561-655-5700
Anger Management Phone: 561-832-3828
Comprehensive AIDS Program Phone: 561-472-2466
Domestic Abuse Phone: 800-403-9353
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Phone: 561-688-3000
Psych Center (on-line assessment)
South County Mental Health Center Phone: 561-737-8400
Narcotics Anonymous Phone: 561-881-2690



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