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Counseling Services

Counseling services for CF students are available free of charge by State of Florida licensed clinicians either on campus or off campus.

On Campus Counseling Services

Students with psychological or emotional challenges can experience disruptive thinking, feelings, moods, inability to relate to others, and overall incapacity or inability to cope with the demands of college life and society as a whole. Counseling services to students are available free of charge by State of Florida licensed clinicians either on campus or off campus.

Contact 352-854-2322, Ext. 1760, or 352-854-2322, Ext. 1286 for more information.

Online Mental Health Screening

Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional – they are a checkup from your neck up. This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources. Click here to get started.

Off Campus Counseling Services

Bay Care Behavioral Health is a confidential, free of charge, resource for assisting students who may have personal problems which could affect their school, work, home lives. It provides early intervention and professional assessment and counseling to best meet the needs of the student. A student may call the toll free number, 1-800-878-5470 (twenty four hours per day, seven days per week) for assistance or visit the Baycare website.

Once the student makes the phone call, the student will be given phone numbers of several State of Florida licensed clinicians in the student’s local community that the student may call and arrange an appointment. Professional help and counseling is available to students that address a broad spectrum of issues: behavioral, emotional, psychological, substance abuse, relationships, grief, and many other life problems. Monitoring and follow-up services are also included.