High-quality counseling, consultative, and support services for Eckerd College students that promote personal growth
Counseling Services provides:
- Short-term individual and group counseling services
- Consultation and referrals to local mental health practitioners for Eckerd community members
- Self-help resources including smartphone apps to promote wellness
Hours & Appointments
Your initial contact with a psychotherapist will be brief, approximately 15-20 minutes, to review your current need for treatment and how we can best help you as quickly as possible. Our team also strives to match your needs with optimal resources, both on and off campus. Follow-up therapy sessions last approximately 50 minutes. Students in crisis are seen as quickly as possible – call 727.864.8248.
If you experience a mental health emergency after hours, please refer to Urgent and Emergency Counseling below.
Counseling services are provided free of charge to all full-time 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 full-time 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, Couple, 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.
The counseling center is pleased to offer group therapy services to Eckerd residential students. Each semester Counseling Services will offer at least one counseling group for students currently registered in the residential program. Starting dates for the groups will vary. Confidentiality in group is strictly respected. If you would like to know more about group therapy please visit Counseling Services in Edmundson Hall or call 727.864.8248.
Urgent and Emergency Counseling
Students experiencing distressing or emergency situations are seen by Counseling Services or Outreach Services (Brown Hall) 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.
Health Promotion Programming & Consultation
Eckerd’s Director of Outreach Services & Health Promotion provides a variety of services tailored to individuals and groups.
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.
Substance Abuse Assessment & Counseling
Counseling Services provides substance abuse assessment and counseling services to residential students at no charge. Assessment and treatment services are provided to students referred by the Office of Community Standards, but do not take the place of treatment services that may be ordered by law enforcement outside the College.