Counseling services include our clinical counseling services, group counseling program, and outreach & engagement services.
The Counseling & Wellness Center believes that people given the right resources and support will naturally succeed and grow. Sometimes people will experience hardships and struggles that interrupt that growth. Our goal in counseling services is to help people get back on their natural development path through the use of evidenced based interventions, engagement to the campus community, and connection to outside resources. At the onset of services, our clients go through an assessment of the mental health needs and help establish goals for the person to reengage with their lives. In our assessment, we place attention on all domains of wellness. An individuated wellness plan then is discussed to help our clients move along on their journey.
In Case of Emergency
If you are having a health emergency, please call 911. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call (941) 487-4254 option 3.
Information shared by you in assessment and counseling sessions will be treated with the strictest confidentiality and in most instances will not be disclosed to anyone without your written permission. Learn more about the confidentiality of our services.
Clinical Counseling Services
The CWC is proud to provide both in person and telementalhealth counseling services. The CWC offers virtual counseling through a secure, HIPPA compliant video chat platform. We will only be able to provide this services to students who are currently residing in Florida due to Florida licensing laws. Our in-person services are offered at the main Counseling & Wellness Center building located on the New College of Florida campus across the Jane Bancroft Cook Library and at the University of South Florida Sarasota Manatee (USFSM) campus counseling clinic located in the portable next to the basketball court on the USFSM campus SMD 105 If interested, please call the CWC at 941-487-4254 option 1 and request either and online or in-person appointment.
During the initial assessment, the clinician gathers information regarding the student’s concerns, history, and background. The clinician will then make recommendations regarding how best to meet the needs of the student. The decision about which type of services being recommended are based on many factors, including the students’ current concerns and needs, counseling history, scheduling considerations and availability of resources.
If the clinician determines that the student would benefit from individual counseling offered through the CWC, they will schedule a follow up counseling session for the student to begin working on their concerns.
Sometimes, a student would be better served by a combination of interventions such as group counseling and TAO and, as such, recommendations for these will be made during the initial assessment. In other cases, a student’s needs may exceed the abilities of the center, at which time the student will be provided with appropriate referral resources to another agency.
Individual counseling is a collaborative process in which the clinician and client work together to reach goals. Our counselors use evidenced based approaches to help our clients learn new coping skills, discover patterns in relationships, and try new ways of being. Our counselors approach treatment non-judgmentally and within an empathetic relationship.
While the process of individual counseling may be difficult at times, the outcome is usually positive. Students interested in individual Counseling at the CWC should call 941-487-4254 to schedule an initial assessment.
Relationship counseling is available to any students engaged in a romantic relationship (all must be currently enrolled at either NCF or USFSM) seeking to improve communication and problem solving skills within their relationship, whether it be with a partner, spouse, friend or roommate. Relationship counseling can also be helpful to those ending their relationship, so as to part ways in a healthier manner.
In relationship counseling, a professional clinician will meet with all students, together, for sessions that are typically 45-50 minutes in length. Students interested in brief relationship counseling at the CWC should call 941-487-4254 to schedule an Initial Assessment.
The CWC’s professional clinicians are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to assist with urgent situations, emergencies, or crises related to psychological concerns. The CWC also has a 24/7 mental health crisis hotline staffed by therapists that can be reached through (941) 487-4254 option 3.
If you are an New College student currently living on-campus and need to speak with someone outside of normal office hours, please contact your on-call Resident Advisor.
If you are a New College student currently living off-campus and need to speak with someone outside of normal office hours, please call the mental health crisis hotline staffed at (941) 487-4254 option 3.
If you are experiencing an extreme mental health emergency, medical emergency or life-threatening situation (e.g., suicidal or homicidal crisis, sexual assault or rape, domestic violence, serious accident, or thought of committing dangerous acts), please call 911 (x4210 from campus phones) or use the blue emergency phones located throughout campus.
A Victim Advocate is available to provide confidential crisis intervention, options and advocacy to anyone impacted by crime, partner violence, or sexual assault.
To contact the Victim Advocate please call or text 941-504-8599 and leave a message with your phone number and your message will be returned as soon as possible.
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.
The assessment takes about 6-7 minutes to complete and is self-guided.
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