Eckerd College Counseling Services is dedicated to providing high-quality and culturally competent mental health services to all students that enhance the development of the skills, attitudes and behaviors essential for personal growth, psychological well-being and academic success.
Counseling Services provides:
- Short-term individual, couples and group counseling services
- Drop-in workshops on a variety of mental health topics, including mindfulness for anxiety reduction, depression and suicide prevention, harm reduction for substance use, imposter syndrome, transitioning to college and resilience.
- Consultation and referrals to local mental health practitioners utilizing The Shrink Space.
- Crisis intervention services.
Hours & Appointments
Counseling Services will remain physically located in Edmundson Hall but will have a different entrance than Health Services and the entrance will be locked at all times (to help maintain confidentiality of students who may be inside attending appointments and to protect the health and safety of Counseling Services staff. Students, faculty and staff must call Counseling Services at 727.864.8248 in order to gain entry.
All counseling appointments will be offered via telehealth and a confidential platform called Doxy.me. In order to make an appointment, please fill out the appointment request form. If a student has a private and confidential space (i.e. single residence hall room, study room in the library, space on campus with no one else, etc.) where they can attend their appointment utilizing their own mobile device or computer with video, then the student can attend their appointment from anywhere. If a student does not have access to a private and confidential space, Counseling Services will have a few offices with computers available for students to attend their telehealth appointment with their counselor.
Counseling Services will continue to offer crisis appointments for those students who may be experiencing a mental health emergency. In order to be seen for a crisis appointment, please call Counseling Services at 727.864.8248 or walk over to Edmundson Hall and call Counseling Services while outside the entrance.
Counseling services are provided free of charge to all students currently enrolled in credit courses at Eckerd College. Consultation services, including workshops and health education services, are available to student organizations, Eckerd faculty and staff.
Services are provided to students on a voluntary basis and are completely confidential. That is, no information will be given to anyone without your written permission. You do not need to be referred by anyone to benefit from the services of the Counseling Center.
Individual, Couples, and Group Counseling
Counseling Services provides short-term individual, couple and group treatment to manage current concerns and distress. Most students are seen for six or fewer individual sessions. Counseling sessions are scheduled according to a plan developed by you and your therapist.
Counseling Services will not be offering group services during the fall 2020 or spring 2021 semesters.
Urgent and Emergency Counseling
Students experiencing distressing or emergency situations are seen by Counseling Services or Outreach Services staff as quickly as possible. Students may come to Counseling Services during regular business hours if they are in distress. After hours, contact Campus Safety and Security at 727.864.8260 or call 911 if you are in an emergency.
Counseling Services staff provides consultation services to faculty, staff and student organizations needing specialized training in psychological issues, wellness-related topics, or conflict resolution. Topical presentations are available on a variety of psychological concerns.