The University of Tampa Counseling Services, 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 can be seen based on a fee for service.

UPDATE MARCH 26: The University of Tampa recognizes this is a very challenging time for our community. We are here to support all of our students. Our Counseling Services are continuing to serve students remotely through individual sessions, support groups, educational talks and crisis walk-ins to Campus Safety. Find more details under Counseling Sessions below.

Counseling Sessions Counseling can assist students in dealing with the challenges... more » close »

UPDATE MARCH 26: Our Counseling Services are continuing to serve students remotely through individual sessions, support groups, educational talks and crisis walk-ins to Campus Safety. 

  • For students wanting to start counseling with our services, please call our Health and Wellness Center at (813) 253-6250, and you will be set up for a phone call with one of our counseling providers who will set up video sessions via Zoom.
  • Support groups via Zoom are being offered for several of our populations. Support groups are forming for our seniors, our students adjusting to being back home, our international students, our athletes and we continue our woman of color support group. If you are interested in any of these support groups please email counseling@ut.edu. One of the counseling team members will respond with information about your group of interest. If you have a different need for a support group, please email counseling@ut.edu,and a counseling team member will respond. 
  • Health educational talks are being created and will be listed on our UT daily calendar.
  • Crisis walk-in appointments are also available. Please go to our Campus Safety office, and you will be connected with a counselor via Zoom on your phone.
  • For support resources, please visit the wellness center resource page and our Ajivar mindfulness and resiliency app pages.

We are here for our students. Please know our Counseling Services are prepared to help.

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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. Counseling Services is a confidential place where students can come to discuss a variety of issues impacting their functioning to ensure academic success. Our goal in Counseling Services is to provide a safe and caring environment where each student's needs are met.

Individual therapy at The University of Tampa consists of 45-50 minutes session with a counseling professional. Students may also be seen for medication appointments. A student's treatment plan will be tailored to individual needs and may include medication consultation and prescriptions. Students wanting weekly or bi-weekly counseling will receive a personalized off campus referral based on the student's preferences and needs.

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Reasons to Seek Counseling There are a variety of reasons to seek counseling... more » close »

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Anger Reduction
  • Adjustment to College
  • Problem Solving Skills 
  • Acquaintance Rape/Assault 
  • Eating Disorder/Body Image Assessment 
  • Social Isolation 
  • Family Problems 
  • Bereavement/Grief 
  • Sexual Orientation 
  • Gender Identity
  • Relational Problems 
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • ADHD Coordination of Care
  • Eating Disorders

Confidentiality Services and records are strictly confidential... more » close »

CS records are strictly confidential and protected under Florida Statute 394.4615. CS records stay at Counseling Services separate from academic records. Under state confidentiality laws, counseling records are not released without consent of the student/patient.  Limits of confidentiality include:  life threateniing circumstances, child, elderly or mentally challenged abuse, and at times, in the event of a lawsuit.  For a full explanation of confidentiality, see leg.state.fl.us/statutes and search 394.4615.  

Appointments Scheduled appointments are strongly recommended due... more » close »

Scheduled appointments are recommended due to the high volume of students requesting counseling. To make an appointment, call ext. 6250 or (813) 253-6250 to schedule an initial appointment with a counselor. After the initial screening, a student will be offered an appointment with a licensed clinician. Students who walk-in with a crisis will be seen as soon as possible for an assessment by a member of the Counseling Services 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. The $25 fee is collected prior to the scheduling of your next appointment. 

Contact Information and Hours of Operation Contact information for daily and after hours services... more » close »

Location

111 N. Brevard Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: (813) 253-6250
counseling@ut.edu

Hours of Operation

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

Summer Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm

After Hours

After hours counseling consists of three tiers of care.

Tier One:  Contact Campus Safety at 813-257-7777 to be connected with a UT counselor face to face through telehealth technology.  This service is for emergencies and crisis care only.

Tier Two:  Students may also call the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay at 813-234-1234 or 211 for emergencies or non-emergencies.

Tier Three:   Students covered by the student insurance, United Healthcare Student Resources, may access an online counseling service, BETTERHELP, at www.counseling4students.com for non-emergencies only.  

Concerned About a UT Student? The Counseling Services understands there may be times... more » close »

Counseling Services 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. Dr. Monnie Wertz, assistant vice president of Operations and Planning, 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.