While you are Waiting

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.


Stress and WellnessFor 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. Use our self-help lab to improve stress-related physical and emotional symptoms. After you come to a single orientation session, you will be free to use the lab anytime the Counseling and Wellness Center is open. No appointment is necessary for the orientation session.

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.  Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Anxiety reduction workshop.
Students struggling with stress and anxiety are invited to learn hands-on skills, such as relaxation, imagery, self-hypnosis, or mindfulness, to help reduce their stress and anxiety. No appointment is needed. Just join!



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


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For sleep

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.

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Academic Wellness

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 Biofeedback Lab – ipods that provide recordings that facilitate confidence, peak performance, focus, test taking and more. 

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Community Provider DatabaseConsider 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.

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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.


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Like us on Facebook !

We share weekly inspirational quotes, link to inspiring stories on a variety of mental health topics and update the campus community on CWC offerings.


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Self Help Resources


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.



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thedesk online self helpthe desk: online self help.

Interested in increasing your emotional wellness and academic performance? Check out thedesk for practical information, interactive exercises, helpful tips and more.



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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
8am-5pm  Appointments & Emergency Walk-ins


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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