Welcome to the Counseling and Wellness Center
at the University of Florida
We are the primary provider of counseling, mental health, and psychiatric services for UF students. Our goal is to help students to be maximally effective in their academic pursuits: first, by reducing or eliminating emotional, psychological, and interpersonal problems that interfere with your academic functioning. Secondly, by helping students to thrive, grow in self-understanding, self-responsibility, and optimal life functioning. Our web site is designed to provide you with an interactive way to become acquainted with who we are and what we have to offer. We have a wonderful, diverse staff of psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists, psychiatric providers, social workers, along with trainees on psychology and counseling, along with residents in psychiatry. We provide individual therapy, group, couples counseling, consultation, crisis services, outreach, biofeedback, and other services. We believe that the college years are an optimal time for change, growth, inquiry, and development. We find that once students achieve a state of health and balance they are better able to engage in learning in order to go on in the world to lead and contribute in meaningful ways.
The Mission of the Counseling and Wellness Center at the University of Florida is to facilitate the total development of students by reducing psychological problems and distress and by enhancing mental health, well-being, quality of life, and optimal functioning, through the delivery of high quality, culturally sensitive services to UF students and the larger campus community. Our primary focus is on providing brief, confidential counseling aimed at helping students succeed academically and interpersonally.
Multicultural Mission Statement
The University of Florida’s Division of Student Affairs fosters a community that values and respects diversity. An inclusive definition of diversity recognizes the variety of personal and social experiences that make individuals and communities different from one another. These differences include race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, size, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, veteran status, and the many other ways one might identify. The UF community has a shared responsibility to demonstrate integrity, respect, compassion and opportunity by:
- Challenging biases within ourselves and others
- Inspiring individuals to foster inclusion in their daily lives
- Engaging others in spirited dialogue about differing opinions, perspectives, and values
- Respecting our community as a marketplace of free ideas
- Creating a rich educational environment that is dedicated to social justice
- Implementing conflict resolution practices for differences that impact our community
- Maintaining a safe environment for civil and respectful communication
The foundation of our commitment to lead and serve the global community is a just and equitable Gator Nation.