Student Assistance Program (SAP)
As you pursue your education, you will encounter challenges that may affect your ability to achieve your goals, however, you can learn to be resilient and turn your challenges into SUCCESS.
Concerns about relationships, family, stress, body image, and drug and alcohol abuse can cause distress and problems with day-to-day living.
Are you dealing with… ?
- Alcohol or substance abuse
- Violent thoughts
- Suicidal thoughts Anxiety
- Sexual assault
- Low self-esteem
- and more…
WELCOME to the Broward College Student Assistance Program (SAP) provided by Henderson Student Counseling Services. The SAP provides individual mental health counseling, assessment, consultation, and campus outreach services to the Broward College community. Feel free to use these services to help you cope with the issues you may encounter. Henderson Student Counseling Services is a leader in behavioral healthcare providing comprehensive, recovery-focused services. Services range from stress management and coping strategies to psychiatric assessment and crisis intervention.
About the services
Students who use these services are eligible for up to six counseling sessions free of charge. If your concerns cannot be resolved in six sessions, continuing mental health services based on a sliding fee scale shall be made available through referral to appropriate community resources. Your counseling is confidential by law. Information about your treatment will not be released without your written permission.
To schedule an appointment, call 954-424-6916 or log in to our registration portal and REGISTER HERE for your first appointment.
- 24-Hour Hotline
- Six free visits with a licensed mental health professional
- Referral for additional sessions priced at your ability to pay
- Full- or part-time students are eligible for services
- Comfortable, confidential environment
For 24-hour crisis support, please call (954) 424-6916 and follow the prompts to reach a live counselor.
What to expect at your first appointment(s):
If coming into the office, located on the three main campuses, there will be a comfortable, therapeutic environment where you can explore your current challenges. A counselor who is professionally trained and licensed will discuss with you the reasons you chose this service. Your counselor will be respectful and attentive, will listen and ask questions, and will address your concerns with you.
Should you participate via the HIPPA compliant telehealth option, please make note of the following:
You will need a computer, laptop, or smartphone with a microphone, speakers, and a camera for audio and/or videoconferencing. You will need to use a reliable and secure internet connection rather than public or free wifi. You will need to have space that ensures your privacy (you are alone in the room and others cannot hear you), has enough lighting, and is free from distractions and/or interruptions.
Individual counseling focuses on the exploration and resolution of the student’s personal problems or issues according to his/her needs.
Counseling the parties of a relationship (couples, family members, and friends) to help them better manage troublesome differences.
Session(s) with the psychiatrist for evaluation and determination regarding medication management.
If you are looking to have us come out to do either a presentation or an informational session please email Angelica Aristizabal, the center’s Assistant Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to include the following items in the email: Your name, credentials, and your program. The date and time and location (including if it will be via zoom) for the requested session and if in person – the number of students who will be present.
Registration for New Students:
Please complete the registration form before your appointment by clicking the button below.
Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
***Appointments available Monday – Thursday until 8pm***
***Weekend appointments available by request***
BROWARD COLLEGE CAMPUS CLOSURES: Please note that staff will NOT BE LOCATED on campus.
Staff will temporarily be located out of Henderson Student Counseling Service’s administrative office:
3301 College Ave.
Student Affairs Building, 3rd Floor, Davie, FL 33314
Monday, November 21 – Wednesday, November 23, 2022 8:30am-5pm
Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2022 CLOSED
Day After Thanksgiving, November 25, 2022 CLOSED
Observance of Christmas Day – Monday, December 26, 2022 OFFICE CLOSED
Tuesday, December 27 – Friday, December 30, 2022 8:30am-5pm (campus closed)
Observance of New Year’s Day – Monday, January 2, 2023 OFFICE CLOSED
Phone (954) 424-6916
Fax: (954) 424-6915
Student Assistance Program Description: Individual, couples, and family counseling is provided for all full and part-time enrolled students. Professional counseling and psychiatric services are provided both in-office as well as via telehealth utilizing a HIPPA compliant video platform. Credit students are eligible for up to six (6) free counseling sessions per year. Service delivery utilizing a brief therapy model is used and each student is eligible for 6 counseling sessions per episode at no cost. Students may also see the psychiatrist for psychiatric assessment and short-term treatment, also at no cost. HSCS is on various insurance panels and at the conclusion of the 6 covered sessions, if continued services are desired, the Health Information Specialist will assist to determine eligibility and fees. The counselor’s goal is to build upon the student’s current skill sets for positive behavioral change. Services are provided by licensed counselors and a psychiatrist.
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