Counseling & Wellness Center

The Counseling and Wellness Center is available to all currently registered New College and University of South Florida Sarasota Manatee students. We provide services in consideration of the individual as a whole and emphasize emotional and physical well- being, as well as academic concerns. A Wellness philosophy is the foundation for all services and programs. Our belief is that Wellness helps students be more responsible for their lives and to understand the factors that affect their well-being. Students are more resilient to meeting demands and challenges when they make informed and reflective decisions. The Counseling and Wellness Center is located ¼ mile south of the USFSM campus on US 41 on The New College of Florida Campus. Please click here to view the NCF map.

Onsite Counseling Services at USFSM

We are thrilled to announce a wonderful new support service for our students. The New College Counseling and Wellness Center will begin offering onsite counseling services here at USFSM in January 2017. A counselor will be on campus every Wednesday from 2pm-6pm and Thursday from 9am-1pm during the Spring semester. Students can make appointments by contacting the Counseling and Wellness Center at 941-487-4254, and walk-ins will also be accepted during the onsite hours, based on availability. Students with counseling appointments, as well as walk-ins, should check in at the Student Services Desk prior to their session.

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Interactive Screening Program

This is an anonymous screening tool regarding stress, anxiety, depression, and other problems that can interfere with academic, social, and personal functioning. One of our experienced therapists at the CWC will review your questionnaire, and provide you a personal response over the ISP’s secure website, which allow for messages to be exchanged between you and the therapist while your identity remains protected. Please click here: Interactive Screening Program to begin.

Self Help Tools
We have put together a range of resources for you.

When to Refer: Tips for Parents, Faculty, and Friends
Here is some important information for parents, faculty, and friends to recognize distress in a student and how to help a student utilize services.

Counseling Services
Our therapists provide individual, couples and group counseling as well as crisis intervention and psycho-educational information.

Student Health Services
On-campus services are available to currently enrolled students during the fall and spring semesters. Find out about scope of services, immunization requirements, and student health insurance.

Crisis Services
Who to contact during an emergency during and after regular office hours as well as information on the Victim’s Advocate Program.

Student Disability Services
USF Sarasota-Manatee students click here for disability services.

Policies, Forms & Resources
Counseling & Wellness Center policies and forms as well as on-line and printed resources for students.

Clinical Training
We are a training site for doctoral level practicum students and two post-doctoral residents each year.

Counseling & Wellness Center Staff
Meet the staff of the Counseling & Wellness Center.

The Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo is an interactive, confidential web survey that allows college and university students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive feedback about their use of alcohol. The assessment takes about 6-7 minutes to complete and is self-guided.

When you access the Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo, you are prompted to enter information about yourself. In addition to demographic information, it will ask you to enter information about your drinking habits, family history, and to complete the World Health Organization’s AUDIT.

After all information has been entered, you submit the form. The information you entered is then validated and processed. The Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo calculates a number of variables and compares your responses to national and local college norms. Then, your personalized feedback is displayed in an easy-to-read format.