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Counseling & Wellness Center 120


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.

Holistic Wellness Philosophy

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 are Physical, Financial, Intellectual, Emotional, Social and Spiritual.


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 multi-theoretical 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.

CWC Annual Reports

2018-2019 Annual Report
2019-2020 Annual Report
2020-2021 Annual Report

Counseling & Wellness Services

Learn more about our services, when to refer a student for faculty and parents, find self-help resources, and more from the CWC. Our Services

CWC Staff

Anne Fisher Dean of Students, Division of Student Affairs
Nicholas Gensmer Post Doctoral Fellow / Psychologist
Emily Goodie Medical Technologist
Keith Kokseng Clinical Director for Counseling Services
Terry Murphy Assistant Director
Marguerite Perretta Administrative Assistant
Deborah Weatherby Counseling Specialist