Counseling & Wellness Center

Counseling Services


At this time, we do not have Clinicians available on-site to meet with students at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus.  Students are encouraged to utilize TimelyCare in the interim. More updates will be provided soon!

If you have further questions, you may call us at (941) 359-4330. 


At the USF Counseling Center, we have a passion for helping students achieve their academic, professional and personal goals through mindfulness and effective coping strategies. Our professional clinicians assist students to address psychological concerns, gain self-awareness, adjust to life in college and tackle personal challenges more easily.

We also understand how difficult sharing sensitive, personal and private information can feel. That’s why we strive to connect you with a professional therapist who has the desire and expertise to help you accomplish your individual goals.

Types of Counseling We Offer

The USF Counseling Center offers the following brief counseling services to eligible University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus students:

  • Initial Evaluation
  • Brief Individual Counseling
  • Brief Couples Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Therapist Assisted Online (TAO)
  • Crisis Intervention

The Counseling Center professional clinicians also provide counseling services to faculty and staff through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as well as consultation services related to student mental health.

Eligible students may meet with a professional clinician for an initial evaluation to determine how that particular student’s mental health needs can best be met. Students with presenting concerns that can be best addressed through the Counseling Center may be offered participation in brief individual counseling, couples counseling, group counseling, and/or TAO.

Presenting concerns typically addressed in brief counseling include stress management, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, concerns related to cultural background or identity, and concerns about family, romantic, and/or interpersonal relationships. If it is determined that the student requires longer-term counseling and their needs are best met by another agency, the professional clinician will provide the student with appropriate referral resources.

The Counseling Center also coordinates psychiatric services (should a professional clinician determine that a psychiatric evaluation is warranted) and crisis intervention to assist with emergencies and/or serious crises related to psychological concerns.