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 undergraduate students and all international graduate students. Domestic graduate students without an active student health insurance policy will be assessed a fee. 

Counseling Sessions

Counseling can assist students in dealing with the challenges that college life brings. It can help to develop and strengthen skills to overcome new challenges or ones that have been impacting your life for a while. Each member of the Counseling Center staff has more than 10 years experience helping individuals to improve their mental health and wellbeing. The Counseling Center is a confidential place where students can come to discuss a variety of issues impacting their functioning to ensure academic success. The decision about which type of service is appropriate is based on many factors. Our goal in the Counseling Center is to find the most effective and efficient way to meet each student’s needs.

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.

Group counseling and support groups are also available at the Counseling Center. Topics and meeting times vary per semester. Please contact licensed psychologist Donna Antonello at dantonello@ut.edu for further information.

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

Confidentiality

Services and records are strictly confidential. Counseling records stay at the Counseling Center, separate from academic 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 for an assessment by a member of the Counseling Center 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.

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.



Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer Hours:
Monday–Thursday

8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Friday
CLOSED

Contact Information

Location
111 N. Brevard Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: (813) 253-6250
healthcenter@ut.edu
After Hours: Contact Campus Safety at (813) 257-7777 to speak with an on-call counselor. The counseling center staff is on call 24 hours a day for emergencies. Students may also call 911 or the Hillsborough County Crisis Hotline at (813) 234-1234.