Florence Counseling and Wellbeing Services

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

It takes a lot of courage to participate in an education abroad experience, and the Counseling and Wellbeing Services team at Kent State University Florence will help students utilize this courage to reach their academic and personal goals while studying abroad. The study abroad experience can present special challenges which may be transformed into opportunities for growth.  The Counseling and Wellbeing Services team is committed to creating a warm, safe, and inclusive atmosphere where students are provided the opportunity to utilize their strengths to help them rise to challenges that they face while studying abroad.  Some challenges may include, but are not limited to, shifts in relationships with partners, friends, roommates, and/or family, adjusting to Florentine and/or study abroad culture, anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, ADHD, or any other mental health and wellness concerns.

The counseling services are free, confidential, and available all throughout the year, so students can feel free to explore their concerns in a safe, inclusive environment.

Services Offered:

Some of the services offered include:

  • Individual, couples, and group therapy
  • Psychoeducational workshops
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Coordination with other student support offices as needed
  • Walk-in and scheduled sessions available
  • Students may be seen up to one appointment per week, unless there is an emergency or on-going crisis that necessitates more frequent contact
  • Sessions are safe, private and confidential
  • All sessions are free for students

Counseling and Wellbeing Services Team:

Setting up an appointment, please contact either:

If you are experiencing an emergency, and counseling is NOT available:

  • Dial 112 immediately.
  • Call the Kent State University Florence Emergency Phone (+39 376 0546633)
  • Proceed to your nearest hospital (most likely Santa Maria Nuova)



Confidentiality Statement:

Sessions are confidential, which means that your attendance at sessions and information stay private.  However, there are limits to confidentiality for safety reasons.  If there are concerns that you are a risk for harming yourself or someone else, this confidentiality may be broken in order to keep you and others safe.