Hours of Operation Please contact us to schedule an appointment
Monday - Friday
9:00am -7:00pm
Location: 391 Model Street

Mrs. Terry Turner James
jamest@cookman.edu
386-481-2983

Mr. George Ramsey
ramseyg@cookman.edu
386-481-2157

In case of emergency call

Department of Campus Safety
(386) 481- 2900 or 911

National Crisis Hotline
1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Hotline
1-800-784-2433
LGBTQ National Hotline 
1-888-843-4564

Support Groups

  • Body Image
  • Grief
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Intimate Partner Abuse
  • Cancer Support Group (for students with love ones fighting cancer)
  • Survivors of Sexual Assault and Abuse
  • Lesbian, Gay Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ)
  • Veterans
  • New or Expecting Parents
  • Athletes
  • Women and Men Groups
  • Recovery

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is an essential aspect of the counseling relationship therefore, counseling records are separate from B-CU records which prevent the counseling staff from discussing the student's counseling in any way without written permission from the student.

Limits of Confidentiality

Confidentiality can be breached if a student poses a threat to self or others.
Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed in the group setting.

Recognizing Distressed Students & Peer Group Services

Distress manifests itself with multiple signs and symptoms. To avoid over-interpretation of a single or isolated behavior, it is advisable to look for clusters of signs that appear around the same time, such as the following:

  • Stated Need for Help: A student may express a desire for assistance with a problem directly or indirectly.
  • References to Suicide: If an individual talks about or alludes to details of how, when, or where he or she may be contemplating suicide, then an immediate referral is necessary.
  • Changes in Mood or Behavior Actions: Which are inconsistent with a person's normal behavior may indicate that he or she is experiencing psychological distress.
  • Anxiety and Depression: Anxiety and depression are two of the more common psychological disturbances that can present significant problems for students.
  • Psycho-Physiologic Symptoms: Physical symptoms may include a loss of appetite, excessive sleeping, or gastrointestinal distress.
  • Traumatic Changes in Personal Relationships: Personal problems often result when an individual experiences traumatic changes in personal relationships such as: death of a family member or a close friend, the breakup of relationships, parental divorce, changes in family responsibilities, or  difficulties with finances, etc.
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Indications of excessive drinking or other substance abuses are almost always indicative of psychological problems, such as: frequent absences, tardiness, missed assignments, sleepiness, poor concentration, and spotty performance may point to substance abuse.
  • Career Choice Problems: It is rather common for college students to go through periods of career indecision and uncertainty.  However, chronic indecisiveness can be a debilitating experience and many students need assistance in developing alternative goals when previous decisions prove to be in need of revision.
  • Learning Problems: Many students find the demands of college-level academic work to be greater than they anticipated. Poor study habits, incapacitating test anxiety, or repeated absences from class are all indicators that the student might benefit from psychological services.
  • Retention Issues: Psychological counseling services can be effective in combating student attrition.