What to do while you are waiting for an appointment...
If you are in need of immediate assistance for an emergency, please call and ask to speak to a counselor Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. For urgent concerns after business hours or on the weekend, phone consultation services are available by calling:
Counseling and Wellness Center at (352) 392-1575
Alachua County Crisis Center (352) 264-6789
We would like to offer you some suggestions for what to do while you are waiting for an appointment.
For stress/symptom management
Online relaxation recordings: Look under the tab “Exercises”. You would find various relaxation and meditation exercises that would facilitate stress reduction.
For students who have smart phones, there are various free applications for managing stress / symptoms on daily basis.
Biofeedback. This is the computer system that teaches relaxation while providing instant biological feedback. One orientation session is needed to learn how to use the system and then they can use this system anytime (no need to schedule an appointment). Orientation times are Tuesdays 11:00-12:00pm and 5:00-6:00pm, Wednesdays 1:00-2:00pm, Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm. Students can walk in at any of these times and receive the orientation.
Emotional Fitness workshops. Learn practical skills for coping with depression, grief, anxiety, anger, trauma and other powerful emotional experiences. Students can attend one or more of these workshops at any time on a drop in basis after an initial triage. Tuesdays 3:00-4:30pm; Wednesdays 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Taming the Anxious Mind is a very popular group that teaches mindfulness meditation practice. While these groups are closed for the spring term, interested students can join this group for summer term.
For a variety of concerns consider group therapy
Check out our group therapy options, specifically USO groups. If you have questions about this modality in general, please read our FAQs.
If you are interested in group towards the end of the semester, we may need to schedule you to start group the following semester based on availability
Sleeping in the Swamp is packed with information and strategies to improve your sleep quality.
At this webpage you can find links for online relaxation recordings that can facilitate your efforts to go to sleep. Look under the tab “Exercises”.
This site also has some great suggestions to facilitate sleep. Please take a look and practice the suggestions that make sense.
For academic wellness
Explore this webpage that offers information (including other UF resources and self-help suggestions).
Contact GatorWell at 352-273 4450 for wellness coaching that reflects on many areas including study skills, time management and sleep.
Check out Gator Bliss Lab – ipods that provide recordings that facilitate confidence, peak performance, focus, test taking and more.
Consider working with a community provider who accepts your insurance
Click on this link to use the CWC Community Provider Database. You can filter for type of insurance accepted and whether sliding scale is offered.
Contact Lisa Winn, LMHC, Case Manager for assistance if you have questions about a community referral.
Free individual counseling is also available at the Alachua County Crisis Center. Call (352) 264-6785 to make an appointment. Address: 218 SE 24th Street Gainesville, FL 32641.
Availability may be limited at certain times.
Watch a video on our YouTube channel
We have a 3 minute breathing practice and many other favorite videos to help you get your needs met.
We also have favorite videos that help, inspire and educate students on a variety of mental health issues.
We share weekly inspirational quotes, link to inspiring stories on a variety of mental health topics and update the campus community on CWC offerings.
Peruse the Self-Help section on our website
We offer a number of resources on a variety of mental health and wellness topics, including but not limited to.