Student Counseling Services

Henderson Student Counseling Services (HSCS), a division of Henderson Behavioral Health (HBH), is comprised of three programs that provide dedicated behavioral health services to the student body of Broward College, and Nova Southeastern University for both part-time and full-time enrolled students. Henderson Behavioral Health is a leader in behavioral healthcare providing comprehensive, recovery-focused services.

Henderson Student Counseling Services programs:

  • Broward College Student Assistance Program
  • NSU Center for Student Counseling and Well-Being

Services provided by HSCS range from stress management and coping strategies to psychiatric assessment and crisis intervention. Henderson is accredited at the highest level to provide Student Counseling Services by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Henderson Student Counseling Services provide the student with an assessment, counseling, consultation, psychiatric services, wellness and recovery education and when needed case management services and linkage or referral. In addition, HSCS provides outreach services to the school campuses and environment.

Mission / Philosophy

College is an exciting transformative time, but along with these changes often comes a variety of challenges and concerns that are new and unique to the student population. Stress, anxiety and a range of other emotions are normal reactions to the demanding school programs and transition to college life. When these emotions become difficult to deal with alone, Student Counseling Services provides the student with an opportunity to benefit from working on personal issues with experienced and licensed professionals.

Henderson Student Counseling Services serves as the higher learning institution’s primary behavioral health provider for its students and/or campus community. The mission of the program is to collaborate directly with students to reduce barriers that stand in the way of the definition, implementation and accomplishment of their educational, personal, and or career goals. The HSCS staff will provide students with an opportunity to develop personal insight, identify and solve problems, and implement positive strategies to better manage their lives both academically and personally. They will be sensitive to issues of cultural diversity including but not limited to age, race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality and religion. In addition to working directly with the student, the program’s mission will be realized through outreach, partnerships, and consultation initiatives with faculty, staff, parents, and other university/college entities.

Students are afforded privacy and confidentiality when seeking counseling, however, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) permits a covered entity to disclose patient health information, including psychotherapy notes, when the covered entity has a good faith belief that the disclosure: (1) is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the health or safety of the patient or others and (2) is a person(s) reasonably able to prevent or lessen the threat. This may include, depending on the circumstances, disclosure to law enforcement, family members, the target of the threat or others who the covered entity has a good faith belief can mitigate the threat.

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