The mission of the Counseling Center is to enhance students’ total educational experience by providing a confidential and supportive environment where student concerns can be shared and explored. Center services assist students with their personal development and enhance their potential for academic success.
The purpose of the Counseling Center is to provide mental health services to the university community, including: assessment and referral, individual, group counseling and crisis intervention to currently enrolled UNF students; consultation and outreach services to faculty, staff, parents, and students. These services are offered in order to:
Initial Screenings are made by stopping by or calling the Counseling Center at (904) 620-2602. Screening appointments may be scheduled up to five days in advance, Monday-Friday at the following times: 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. depending on staff availability. Appointments are 90-minutes long and this includes time for completion of initial paperwork.
Your first appointment 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 scheduled the appointment 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., Monday through Friday. 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 Hotline. Please see our Emergency Services webpage for more information about the After-Hours Crisis Hotline and other resources.
The UNF Counseling Center is committed to providing professional services that appreciate the uniqueness and diversity of all individuals. Our staff honors and respects the differences that are represented by age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, disability, impairment, language, outward appearance, body size/shape, and political ideology. We strive to integrate multicultural awareness into all aspects of our work, including counseling, supervision, education, training, outreach, and hiring practices. The UNF Counseling Center is dedicated to working with other university groups and departments to promote a safe and healthy campus climate that embraces diversity.
The UNF Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). A periodic evaluation is conducted by IACS to
ensure compliance with current standards.
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Weekdays 5 pm to 8 am
by calling (904) 620-2602
and selecting option #2
Founders Hall, Building 2
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