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Counseling Center

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During college, you might experience a great many stresses in your life – sorting out your independence and identity, establishing and maintaining important relationships, coping with anxiety and depression, finding confidence in a future direction, dealing with body-image or excessive substance use, and handling new academic demands. To help with these challenges and more, the Counseling Center provides a variety of psychological services for all currently registered students on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida. Appointments are free and confidential.

Most students come to the Counseling Center when their usual ways of handling problems aren't working well. You may find, for instance, that even after talking to friends or family and making attempts to solve your problems, you still feel unsatisfied.

Through individual and group counselingoutreach and consultation we offer you the opportunity to learn how to resolve personal issues that are puzzling or upsetting, talk with a professional who can give feedback from a different perspective, and learn new skills and ways of looking at situations to become more capable at solving problems in the future.

We are here for you with self-help and professional resources to Build Your Inner BULL!

Beginning Fall 2018, Counseling Services are now offered at The WELL! 

Counseling Services at The WELL:

    • Fall and Spring Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
    • Summer Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • MDA 1004

"Let's Talk", a drop-in service at the WELL that offers informal, confidential consultation with a USF Counselor:

    • Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
    • MDA 1004

Contact the Counseling Center

  • Fall and Spring Hours: 
    Monday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
    Tuesday – Thursday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
    Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Hours for Same-day Appointment Sessions, effective October 7, 2019:
    Monday – Thursday : 8:00am – 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
    If you or someone you know is experiencing a life threatening emergency, call: 9-1-1 or University Police: (813) 974-2628. If you or someone you know is experiencing a personal or emotional crisis, please call our after-hours number at (813) 974-2831 and press option 3 to speak with a licensed mental healthcare professional.
  • Summer Hours:
    Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

  • During office hours, call: 813-974-2831
  • After hours, call: 813-974-2831, press #3 to speak with a crisis counselor
  • Location: Student Services Building (SVC), 2nd Floor, Suite 2124

To make an appointment: Call or stop by the Counseling Center during office hours. Evening appointments are available. 

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