Counseling and Prevention Services

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“Think Well, Do Well, Be Well.”

The Counseling Department staff is deeply committed to providing prevention, intervention, and modeling to encourage students to take responsibility for their mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, and occupational development. We are here for you! 

Speak to a licensed therapist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling (352) 588-TALK. You may also email to schedule an appointment.  

If there is an emergency or safety concern requiring immediate assistance, please call Campus Safety at (352) 588-8333 or dial 911.

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Saint Leo University Counseling services are free, confidential, and provided by licensed therapists for students currently registered in classes.

Contact Us

Saint Leo University Counseling services are free, confidential, and provided by licensed therapists for students currently registered in classes. 

If you or another person is experiencing a mental health emergency or immediate safety concern, please call Campus Safety at (352) 588-8333 or call 911.

Schedule an Appointment

Lawson Jolly, LMHC, NCC, Director
(352) 588-8354

Emma Manley, LMHC, Assistant Director
(352) 588-7203

Karah Beaver, RMHCI, Assistant Director
(352) 588-8457

Machele Nutt, Senior Coordinator
(352) 588-8199

Resources for Mental Health - Students

Educational Resources, Apps and Tools for Mental Health and Wellness

Depression and Suicide Prevention

Stress, Anxiety, and Panic Attacks


Self-Help and Mental Illness Awareness

Mindfulness as a Coping Skill

Eating Disorders and Body Image

Financial and Food Scarcity/Community Resources

Please note the privacy policies of any apps you choose to use as tools and always call 911, Campus Security at (352) 588-8333 if on campus in the case of a mental health emergency. Resources are not a substitute for therapy with a licensed professional but are supplemental and educational tools to improve your awareness and mental health.

Resources for Mental Health - Parents, Families, and Friends

Please note these resources are solely educational in nature -- always call 911, Campus Security, or (352) 588-8333 in the case of a mental health emergency.

Faculty Consultations and Assistance

We provide brief consultations and professional assistance for faculty and staff of the University and University Centers with concerns about the mental health of a student.

If you are concerned about a student and would like a consultation regarding the student’s safety and mental well-being, please contact Lawson Jolly at (352) 588-8354 or We always have an on-call rotation for our therapists to assist in any safety issues as student and Saint Leo community safety is our #1 mission.

Workshops and Events

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Wellness Wednesdays

Starting September 7th at 4pm in the Wellness Center Conference room on the 2nd floor, we will host psychoeducational groups facilitated by the Counseling staff on a different topic each week (plus guest speakers on the last Wednesday of each month!). You won’t want to miss it!

  • September 7: “Managing Stress” with Lawson Jolly, LMHC
  • September 14:  “Studying Out of My Country: Tools to Help Adapt to Acculturation” with Emma Manley, LMHC
  • September 21: “Relationships: Green Lights & Red Flags” with Karah Beaver, RMHCI
  • September 28: “Smooth Sailing For International Students: Tips to Avoid Scams and Maintain Immigration Status” with Paige Ramsey Hamacher & Carol Hope Grant

Prevention Services for Trainings and Speaking

Want to request Counseling Services to provide a training for your department, residence hall, or other speaking engagement?

To request a speaking engagement from Counseling services, please submit the following web form and we will reach out to you regarding your request.