The Counseling Center at TCC

We hope that the Counseling Center at TCC will be a place where you as students can feel safe and supported. Life can be stressful, and at times, it may be difficult to manage the demands of coursework along with the challenges that arise in one’s personal life.

The Counseling Center offers free mental health counseling services to all currently enrolled students. Our services are confidential, and you can feel free to read our confidentiality policy. Counseling is provided by our clinical staff, which includes licensed mental health professionals and practicum counselors.

We’re here to help. Students are seen for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, ADHD, eating disorders, suicide prevention, anger, grief and loss, financial problems, stress, and addictions. Our mission is to assist students in resolving their personal difficulties and to provide them with coping strategies and resources so that they can succeed in college and in the pursuit of their long-term goals.

What We Offer

Our licensed practitioners assist with:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Couples and Family Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Mental Health Assessments
  • Outreach, Presentations, and Workshops
  • Faculty/Staff Consultations
  • Self-Help and Referral Information


During the first four Wednesdays of each month, we offer Workshop Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Our workshops are located in SU 189, and we discuss healthy relationship techniques, how to cope with difficult emotions, self-esteem, and life skills (including study skills and time management).

Who is Eligible to Receive Services?

You are eligible to receive our services if you are currently enrolled at:

  • Tallahassee Community College
  • TCC University Partners (including Barry University, Flagler College, Saint Leo University, and Thomas University)
  • TCC Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Education Development (GED)
  • Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education
  • Florida Public Safety Institute


For faculty and staff seeking help with individual or family personal problems, contact the Employee Assistance Program at (850) 644-2288 or TCC Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

Meet Our Staff

Kara Barrentine, MS, EdS, LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Kara Barrentine is a licensed mental health counselor. She obtained her Master’s degree from Florida State University in 2013. Ms. Barrentine has some counseling experience working with students, completing her practicum at Florida State and providing counseling services at the Student Resource Disability Center. Ms. Barrentine also has experience counseling adolescents that present with developmental, behavioral, and mood disorders. She worked for DISC Village, Inc., starting out as an outpatient counselor intern in the fall of 2012 and then after graduating in 2013, a full time outpatient counselor for over 3 years. Ms. Barrentine offers a range of services, including individual counseling, couples counseling, and family counseling.

Contact Ms. Barrentine at or (850) 201-8460

Rachel Mock, MS, LMHC, ATR, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Art Therapist

Rachel Mock is a licensed mental health counselor and a registered art therapist. She obtained her Master’s degree from Florida State University in 2007. Ms. Mock has done counseling and art therapy in a variety of settings, including a state hospital, a substance abuse treatment program, two outpatient mental health centers, a correctional facility, and an eating disorder treatment center. She also lived in Guatemala for over a year, where she provided therapy through several humanitarian organizations. Ms. Mock enjoys working with college students, and she offers a variety of services, including individual counseling, couples counseling, family counseling, and art therapy.

Contact Ms. Mock at or (850) 201-7726.



You can schedule an appointment via phone at (850) 201-7726 or with the Counseling Center receptionist in TPP, Room 141. If you are unable to keep an appointment, please call to cancel or reschedule at least 24 hours in advance.


Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Counselors are available to see students experiencing a crisis that requires immediate attention on a walk-in basis, Monday - Friday, noon - 1 p.m.


TPP Building, Room 141. Look for the double doors facing staff parking and the parking garage.


Phone: (850) 201-7726
Fax: (850) 201-6562

Other Resources

If you need community resources or additional coping strategies, feel free to visit our Resources page. We also have a Self-Assessment page, where you can take questionnaires and screening tests related to various topics.

After-Hours Mental Health Needs

For after-hours emergencies, call 911 or go to the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Emergency Room located at 1300 Miccosukee Road; Apalachee Center located at 2634 Capital Circle NE; or Capital Regional Medical Center Behavioral Health Center located at 2626 Capital Medical Blvd.

For free confidential telephone counseling, crisis intervention, and community referrals, call 211 or (850) 617-6333.