Questions about FSU Panama City admissions, programs, campus, COVID-19 response or current hours of operation?
Call the FSU PC Promise Information Number (24/7): (850) 832-5649.

Counseling Center

Welcome to the FSU PC Counseling Center!

No matter how well-educated we become, we all could use a hand in facing the challenges that life presents. The FSU PC Counseling Center is a welcoming and confidential place to come and we are here to help! We are enthusiastic about assisting our students with all kinds of questions and concerns, like homesickness, struggles with relationships, sexual identity and gender questions, cultural issues, eating and body image, substance use, worries, and depression. Our licensed and professionally-trained staff offer counseling to those currently enrolled at FSU.

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Noles C.A.R.E

Just ask, you can make a difference. Suicide Prevention at Florida state University.

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Student Resilience Project

The Student Resilience Project is a web-based, research-informed toolkit developed to encourage students’ wellness by helping them learn to manage stress in healthy ways and increase their sense of belonging. The website features videos, skill-building activities, resources and information, including podcasts by campus experts.

Seminole Exchange

A selection of canned and non-perishable food is available for free on a self-serve food pantry in the Barron Building, 2nd floor.

Professional Clothing Closet

A selection of FREE professional attire appropriate for career fairs, interviews and the workplace.

Crisis Resources

If you are in crisis

If you are in crisis or thinking about harming yourself please reach out to a friend or family member for help or call one of the hotlines listed below for help and support. If you know someone who is suicidal, try to get the person to seek help immediately.

  • Call 911 for emergency services (in the United States).
  • Go to a hospital emergency room. 
  • Call the toll-free 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255, which provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
  • Call the toll-free 24-hour hotline of National Hopeline Network [(800) 784-2433] to be connected to a trained counselor at a suicide crisis center near you

If you are in the Panama City Area

  • FSU Panama City Counseling Center
    Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
    Free counseling for FSU Panama City students (850) 770-2174 (office)
  • Life Management Center of NW Florida Toll-free crisis line (888) 785-8750

For more telephone support

  • (800) 442-HOPE [(800) 442-4673]
  • Veterans peer support line: 1-877-Vet2Vet; (877) 838-2838     
  • Spanish speaking suicide hotline: 1-800-SUICIDA; (800) 784-2432
  • Teen to teen peer counseling hotline: (877) YOUTHLINE; (877) 968-8454
  • Graduate student hotline: (800) GRADHLP (800) 472-3457
  • Post-partum depression hotline: (800) PPD-MOMS (800) 773-6667
  • Trevor Project for LGBTQ youth: (866) 488-7386

Warm Line (A warm line is a peer-run listening line staffed by people in mental health recovery themselves)

Hours: Monday - Friday 6-10 pm

Gainesville Peer Respite, Inc.
Peer-Supported Warmline Voice mail
Accepting nationwide calls on a peer-supported warmline
(Overnight respite stays are provided to Alachua County residents only)

CLEAR Warm Line
Toll-free statewide Florida Warm Line
Number: 1 (800) 945-1355
Hours: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST Every night of the year including holidays.

FSU "After Hours" Crisis Hotline

An additional resource for you during the pandemic crisis is the FSU Telephonic Crisis Support line (850) 644-TALK (8255). This “after hours” crisis line is available from 3:00 p.m. CT (4:00 p.m. ET) to 7:00 a.m. CT (8:00 a.m. ET). This number will take you to the FSU University Counseling Center and then you will be directed to choose #2. The receptionist will gather a little information and then connect you to a live counselor. There is no cost.

More FSU Resources


Contact Information

Mental Health Specialist

  • Kathleen Duval, LCSW
    Barron Building Room 303
    (850) 770-2174 (Office)
    (850) 832-3594 (Cell) (after 5 pm leave a message)
    Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    (last appointment 3:30 p.m.; evening appointments by request)

Social Worker Intern

  • Front office
    Tomorrow Brock
    (850) 770-2173


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