Collegiate Veterans Society

Veteran Students

Student veterans and their partners or family members may face unique challenges, from living with injuries or combat memories to transitioning from military culture to civilian life. In the military, you may have been told exactly what to do, when to do it, and where to do it, but as a student, you may receive little direction from professors or administrators. Counseling can provide a safe and confidential opportunity for student veterans to explore their thoughts and feelings about their military service or about the transition to student/civilian life.* Information adapted (with grateful permission) from the website of The University of Utah Counseling Center
Examples of some issues that student veterans may face for which counseling can be helpful include sleeping problems, relationship issues, alcohol or drug use, feeling sad, feeling stressed or nervous, hypervigilance, anger, challenges transitioning to your new role as a student, having difficulty relating to others, and career confusion.

Although confidentiality may have been a concern with receiving psychological/counseling services while an active member of the military, such concerns may no longer be relevant in your current role as a University of Florida student. Still, our counselors are very willing to discuss any concerns about confidentiality in order to assist you in deciding whether or not you are interested in receiving services. At the University of Florida Counseling and Wellness Center, you can expect your counselor to be affirming and accepting, listen to your concerns, provide you with confidential care, and assist you in connecting to other resources.

Resources: Other resources that may be helpful for student veterans include: 

At-Risk for Veterans

UF Resources

Crisis Services

Online Resources

thedesk: online self help
University of Florida Registrar's Information for Veterans
UF Collegiate Veterans Society 
Suicide Prevention
Academic Concerns
Wellness Coaching
Disabilities Resource Center
If You Are Thinking of Suicide
Veterans Crisis Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
When to Ask for Help

North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
Military One Source
Transition Assistance Program
Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs
National Center for Post-Tramatic Stress Disorders
 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
10 Things you Should Know About Student Veterans

About Us

The staff of the CWC includes licensed psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, clinical social workers, psychiatrists, psychiatric fellows, psychiatric nurse practitioners, postdoctoral associates, psychology interns, counselor education  interns, and practicum counselors. All of our staff are generalists and see students presenting with a variety of issues. 

Click here for a complete listing of our staff.

Click here to view our annual reports.

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Office Hours
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3190 Radio Rd.
PO Box 112662
Gainesville, FL 32611-2662
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ph: (352)392-1575      fx:(352)273-4738