Counseling Center

The University of Tampa counseling center, located in the Dickey Health and Wellness Center directly behind Austin Hall, provides counseling to all full-time students. Full-time students without an active student health insurance policy will be assessed a fee. The counseling center staff is on call 24 hours a day for emergencies.

Monday–Thursday
8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Friday
9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Location
111 N. Brevard Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: (813) 253-6250
After Hours: Contact Campus Safety at (813) 257-7777.
Students may also call 911 or the Hillsborough County Crisis Hotline at (813) 234-1234.
healthcenter@ut.edu

Counseling Sessions

Individual therapy offered at The University of Tampa is a 45-minute session with a Licensed Professional. Students may receive up to six counseling sessions per semester, in addition to medication appointments. Students who need more counseling than six sessions per semester may receive a personalized off campus referral based on the student’s preferences and needs.

Confidentiality

Services and records are strictly confidential. Counseling records stay at the Counseling Center, separate from academic or medical records. Information regarding visits and records is not disclosed without written consent from the student except in life threatening situations.

Staff

  • Two Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners A.R.N.P. - Dr. Nancy Ross and Dr. Cindy Parsons
  • Two Licensed Mental Health Counselors L.M.H.C.  - Connie McCullough and Rolando Perez 
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker L.C.S.W. - Yvonne Rodriquez 
  • Licensed Psychologist PsyD. - Donna Antonello
  • Counseling Medical Director M.D. - Dr. Rahul Mehra

Appointments

Scheduled appointments are strongly recommended due to the high volume of students requesting counseling. To make an appointment, call ext. 6250 or (813) 253-6250. Students who walk-in with a crisis will be seen as soon as possible to be assessed by a member of the counseling staff.

Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment. There will be a $25 charge for any appointment missed or not canceled within the 24-hour period and these missed appointments will be counted toward the six session limit per semester. The $25 fee must be collected prior to the scheduling of your next appointment. Non-compliance could result in a hold on your UT account. Specific situations may be discussed with your therapist.

Reasons to Seek Counseling
  • Depression
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Anger Management
  • Adjustment to College/Homesick
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Acquaintance Rape/Assault
  • Eating Disorder/Body Image
  • Social Isolation
  • Family Problems
  • Bereavement/Grief
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Relational Problems
  • Mental Illnesses/Bipolar/Schizophrenia
  • Post Traumatic Stress

Concerned About a UT Student?

The Counseling Center understands there may be times a student becomes concerned about another student. The UT community is strongly encouraged to identify any students they are concerned about through the Students of Concern program. This program allows students, faculty, and staff to communicate their concerns about any student. Monnie Wertz, Associate Dean of Students, heads the program and may be reached at ext. 3757 or (813) 257-3757. Student of Concern forms may also be accessed on the UT website.