Service Modality Offerings
The Counseling Center provides essential mental health services to students via in-person
sessions as well as offering TeleHealth.
Mental health services are being provided via secure video conference in addition to offering in-person sessions. Due to the fact that we offer the flexibility and the option of telemental health services, all clients (including students who have previously been seen at the Counseling Center) will be required to electronically consent to engaging in telemental health services by completing the online consent form at this link. If you have any questions about this process, please contact us at (813) 974-2831.
If you wish to initiate services, please complete the online forms and then call us for appointment information and availability. You will complete initial paperwork online and call our office to obtain an appointment for a secure confidential meeting with a mental health provider.
Face coverings are recommended in the Counseling Center. You will be offered a mask when you visit. If you are experiencing COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, we ask that you wear a mask or call us at 813-974-2831 to change your in-person visit to telehealth or to reschedule.
Students can request to reserve a confidential space for their appointment. The USF Counseling Center offers confidential spaces within the the Counseling Center, the FIT, the WELL, and CAMLS. Confidential spaces within SVC may be available on a walk-in basis, but it is a first come, first serve basis so we highly encourage you to call to reserve the space in advance. Spaces within the FIT, WELL, and CAMLS must be reserved one-business day in advance. All spaces are sanitized prior to your arrival.
The Counseling Center is also providing workshops to assist students with addressing
their mental health and wellness concerns. No prior contact with the Counseling Center is required to attend these drop-in sessions
just go online at the appointed time! They cover topics as varied as ways to cope
with difficult emotions, to how to practice mindfulness to build resilience and increase
joy. More information on these sessions can be found here.
We hope you join us!
We encourage students to take action to cope effectively with the anxiety and sadness that may accompany the pandemic's disruption to our everyday lives. We urge you to access the following resources to learn more about the potential emotional impact the pandemic may be having on you, and how you can best manage your feelings and responses. We are here if you need us!
- Wellness USF, Strategies for Successful Online Learning
- Wellness USF, Tips & Tricks for Thriving During Self-Isolation
- Centers for Disease Control, Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
- American Psychological Association, Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus
- The World Health Organization, Coping with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak
- SAMHSA, Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- La Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología, Protocolo de Acción y Recomendaciones sobre Salud Mental para afrontar la Pandemia del Coronavirus
- A Sociedade Interamericana de Psicologia apela, Protocolo de Ação e Recomendanções sobre Saúde Mental para o enfrentamento da Pandemia de Coronavirus
Click here to access USF's official information regarding the Coronavirus.
Last updated 10/21/22