Counseling and Referrals

What is Counseling?

Counseling is talking with a qualified professional about concerns, issues, or problems that are interfering with some aspect of your life. Services are strictly confidential and free to students at St. Thomas University.

Why see a counselor?

Why see a counselor?

  • Stress
  • Loneliness
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Homesickness
  • College Life Adjustment
  • Roommate Concerns
  • Assertiveness
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth
  • Eating Disorders
  • Body Image

 

Counseling services and referrals are available to all enrolled students at St. Thomas University at no cost. Our mission is to assist you to function more effectively and support your professional, emotional and educational growth, allowing development of life long planning skills and wellness while at St. Thomas University.

We take very seriously a student’s personal growth, their right to privacy, and their ability to overcome challenges. We work hard to provide you with a safe, respectful and supportive environment.

Students can receive a range of services. We offer individual, group, and couples counseling. We also sponsor programs throughout the year bringing you the latest information on topics such as: anxiety, stress, time management, relationships, health and wellness.

Students wishing to make an appointment to see a counselor or to meet with Health and Wellness should call 305-628-6695. The Director of Student Health can be reached directly via email at Mgaravito@stu.edu, studenthealth@stu.edu

Counseling Services is located in the Student Center in the Student Affairs Office.

The Counselor will not see faculty and staff for counseling sessions, however, will provide referrals for outside services as needed.

St. Thomas University Statement of Confidentiality

Counseling Services respects your right to privacy and highly adheres to confidentiality between counselor and student. Counseling services and records are strictly confidential. Information regarding visits and records are not disclosed without written consent from the student except when presented with a life threatening situation to protect and prevent harm to self or another individual.

Counseling Services records are separate from all other university files and are security maintained within the Counseling Services area.