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 will be assessed a fee.
Counseling can assist students in dealing with the challenges...
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 Services staff has more than 10 years experience helping individuals to improve their mental health and wellbeing. The Counseling Services 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.VIDEO: Signs, Symptons and Treatment of Depression
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.
Support groups are also available through Counseling Services. Topics and meeting times vary per semester. Please contact Connie McCullough, director of Counseling Services, for more information.
Reasons to Seek Counseling
There are a variety of reasons to seek counseling...
- Anger Management
- Adjustment to College
- Problem Solving Skills
- Acquaintance Rape/Assault
- Eating Disorder/Body Image Assessment
- Social Isolation
- Family Problems
- Sexual Orientation
- Gender Identity
- Relational Problems
- Bipolar Disorder
- Psychotic Disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress
- ADHD Coordination of Care
Services and records are strictly confidential...
Services and records are strictly confidential and protected under HIPAA, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Counseling records stay at the Counseling Services, separate from academic records. Information regarding visits and records is not disclosed without written consent from the student except in life threatening situations.
Scheduled appointments are strongly recommended due...
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 to schedule an initial phone screening 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 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.
Contact Information and Hours of Operation
Contact information for daily and after hours services...
111 N. Brevard Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: (813) 253-6250
Hours of Operation
8:30 a.m-5 p.m.
Contact Campus Safety at (813) 257-7777 to speak with an on-call mental health provider. The on-call service is for emergencies and crisis care. Students may call the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay at (813) 234-1234 or 211 for non-emergencies.
Concerned About a UT Student?
The Counseling Services understands there may be times...
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. 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.