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Making Your First Appointment

If you are a currently enrolled student and are interested in seeking support and services from at the UNF Counseling Center, you may do so by walking into the center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. any day the counseling center is open to complete an initial consultation. The initial consultation will take about an hour to complete, including time for paperwork and meeting briefly with a clinician. Initial consultations take place on a first come, first served basis and multiple clinical staff will be available to avoid long waits.

The initial consultation will provide you with an opportunity to talk confidentially with a counselor about your immediate concerns. Your counselor will talk with you about some of the reasons you are seeking support and will evaluate what services or resources will be most helpful for you. Some students find that talking with a counselor once is sufficient to resolve the immediate concern. If further services would be beneficial, these will be discussed and a recommendation will be made by the counselor. These additional services may include resources offered by the Counseling Center or referral to another campus or community resource.


The Counseling Center also provides emergency consultations to students with urgent mental health concerns between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. any day the counseling center is open. Please call (904) 620-2602 if you have an immediate need to meet with a counselor. After 5 p.m. and on weekends, please contact our After-Hours Crisis Helpline by calling 904.620.2602 and selection option 2. Please see our Emergency Services page for more information about the After-Hours Crisis Helpline and other resources.

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