Daytona State College Counseling Services goal is to support the College mission statement by providing confidential short-term counseling services to students, and link them to local community mental health professionals for long-term counseling, treatment, or therapeutic intervention. Counseling Services helps ensure that students are able to cope with the many demands of student life. They are also assured that under the ethical and privacy legal guidelines they will receive professional treatment. Counselors are licensed and experienced mental health professionals. Services are available to all students on the Daytona Beach campus and all regional campuses.
Counseling services are short-term and focused on helping students continue or return to the college when possible. Services include assessments, crisis stabilization, and community referral. Registered students at Daytona State College can seek free counseling on a wide variety of subjects, such as family concerns, adjustment to college, depression, loss of a loved one, lack of motivation, and much more. Students are given three individual sessions, those that require long-term treatment will be referred to a mental health community provider.