Welcome the Counseling And Wellness Center

The Counseling And Wellness Center Welcomes You


The Counseling And Wellness Team at New College of Florida strives to support a thriving student body and transformative college experience that connects students with themselves, the community, and the world by providing culturally sensitive, empirically supported, and progressive programming. Our holistic wellness philosophy is the foundation for all of our services.

As a member of the Division of Student Affairs, the Counseling And Wellness team will advance the liberal arts education of each New College of Florida student by creating a thriving and transformative student-centered learning environment and inclusive community that connects students with themselves, the community, and the world.

Our Holistic Wellness Philosophy encompasses a multifaceted approach to living, engaging each domain of wellness for growth and healing.  We believe that individuals are more important than any function they may serve. Further, integrative approaches assist in the development of the individual and community.  Balance in life, resilience, competence, and healthy relationships are critical to this end.

Domains of Wellness


The Counseling and Wellness Team is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all students. We provide culturally competent services to the campus community in the multifaceted aspects of diversity. We strive to understand and explore the intersection of diversity, environment, emotions, and health. As a staff we are multicultural, multidisciplinary, and multitheoretical and understand how the intersectionality of identity, experience, and academics can lead to success. We work to help the NCF USFSM communities facilitate awareness, knowledge, and skills related to diversity. The Counseling and Wellness Team strives to support a campus community where all students feel safe and affirmed.  

Health and Wellness Services

Counseling Services

We provide services in consideration of the individual as a whole and emphasize emotional and physical well- being, as well as academic concerns. A Wellness philosophy is the foundation for all services and programs. Our belief is that Wellness helps students be more responsible for their lives and to understand the factors that affect their well-being. Students are more resilient to meeting demands and challenges when they make informed and reflective decisions.

Counseling Services

Health Services

Currently registered New College and USFSM students can make appointments for student health services during the fall and spring academic terms. Please call us at 941-487-4254.

Health Services

Health Education

Health Education offers a range of services to students, including workshops for clubs and student organizations, residence hall programs, large-scale campus programming, and individual support sessions. Services are individually designed for the health topic and the need of the student or group requesting services.

Health Education


Whether you want to get in shape, relieve stress or just socialize with your friends, the Fitness Center and Waterfront Recreation can help you meet your personal goals.


Victim Advocate

The Victim Advocate is available 24/7 to assist victims of crime, sexual assault, and partner violence. You can reach our Victim Advocate by calling or texting 941-504-8599. For assistance, leave a message with your phone number and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Victim Advocate

If you are experiencing a medical emergency or need immediate mental health assistance, call 911.


If you are not currently in crisis but in search of self-help information, please explore the topics listed below and in our site menu.

This site is designed to provide accurate information regarding self-help resources for mental health and wellness.  If expert assistance is needed, the services of a competent professional should be sought.

Click here for a copy of our 2018-2019 annual report.

Materials in TAO Self-Help can help with stress, anxiety, relationship problems, anger management, problem solving, communications and evaluating your alcohol and drug use without the help of a counselor.

Signing up is easy!  Create an account by entering basic information and agreements.  Then, you will receive an e-mail to activate your account.  Get started now!

This is an anonymous screening tool regarding stress, anxiety, depression, and other problems that can interfere with academic, social, and personal functioning.

One of our experienced therapists at the CWC will review your questionnaire, and provide you a personal response over the ISP’s secure website, which allow for messages to be exchanged between you and the therapist while your identity remains protected.

Click here to access the Interactive Screening Program

The Alcohol E-CheckUp to Go is an interactive, confidential web survey that allows college and university students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive feedback about their use of alcohol.

The assessment takes about 6-7 minutes to complete and is self-guided.

Click here to access Alcohol e-CheckUp to Go

AdmissionsFind more information about sleep hygiene, nutrition, relaxation exercises and more.

Click here to access self-help resources