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Counseling and Prevention Services

“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 counseling@saintleo.edu or call (352) 588-TALK 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

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

Schedule an Appointment

Lawson Jolly, LMHC, NCC, Director
(352) 588-8354 lawson.jolly@saintleo.edu

Emma Manley, LMHC, Assistant Director
(352) 588-7203 emma.manley@saintleo.edu

Karah Beaver, RMHCI, Assistant Director
(352) 588-8457 karah.beaver@saintleo.edu

Machele Nutt, Senior Coordinator
(352) 588-8199 machele.nutt@saintleo.edu

Resources for Mental Health - Students

Educational Resources, Apps and Tools for Mental Health and Wellness

Depression and Suicide Prevention

Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Self-Harm

General Mental Health 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 if on campus, or our office at 352-588-TALK 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-TALK in the case of a mental health emergency.

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.

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. 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 lawson.jolly@saintleo.edu. We always have therapists on-call rotation to assist in any safety issues as student and Saint Leo community safety is our #1 mission.

Workshops and Events

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Check back soon! We are preparing beneficial, caring, and informative prevention workshops and events and will update this page with information about the events.

Counseling 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 our Senior Coordinator Machele will reach out to you regarding your request.