Mental Health and Wellness for our students and community is an important part of the Community of Care.  SPC has provided a list of the community partners in Pinellas County who take private insurance, self-pay and when needed can offer payment solutions such as applying for benefits or a sliding scale fee for services.  Please note, due to a high volume of calls many of our community partners, including MANTRA are experiencing longer periods of wait times for appointments.  The Resources for Life will assist you with names and phone numbers to Pinellas County providers.  Click on the Resources for Life words and then you will see a list of services by topic area.  Click on the topic area to open up the menu of providers.

 If you are experiencing a crisis, please call one of the following local emergency resources below for immediate assistance:

  • Go to your local emergency department or dial 911 for urgent situations.
  • Students ages 15-25 years can also contact The Mobile Crisis Response Team of Pinellas at (727) 362-4424.
  • Dial 211 for urgent mental health situations and for social service resources.

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St Petersburg College partners with Mantra Health, a telemental health service, to make sure you have access to mental health care through the school.

By enrolling in Mantra, you can connect to licensed, masters-level therapists to address your specific needs through video and messaging, at your convenience. Your therapist will work with you to establish a personalized treatment plan, which may include lifestyle changes, evidence-based therapy, and tools to track your progress.

The college will cover the first five sessions for free each academic year if you are located in the state of Florida. NOTE: No shows will count toward your five allotted session. Other counseling resources are available here.

Important: Mantra Health is not an emergency or crisis resource. If you are experiencing a crisis, please call one of the local emergency resources below for immediate assistance -

  • Go to your local emergency department or dial 911 for urgent situations.
  • Students ages 15-25 years can also contact The Mobile Crisis Response Team of Pinellas at (727) 362-4424.
  • Dial 211 for urgent mental health situations and for social service resources.
  1. Sign up for Mantra by going to app.mantrahealth.com.
  2. Create your account using your SPC email address.
  3. Complete the onboarding tasks in your Patient Portal, which takes about 10 minutes, and schedule your first appointment. Be sure to do this before your appointment - this helps your provider focus the time spent with you on discussing your goals and establishing a treatment plan that’s right for you.
  4. Join your first scheduled appointment with your therapist through the Mantra Patient Portal.

If you already signed up or were referred by someone at the college, you can log into your account at app.mantrahealth.com using your SPC email address.

We’re here to help! Reach out to us at hi@mantrahealth.com or call (800) 464-2083.

If you are an SPC student and have questions not related to MANTRA and need further assistance please contact the Mental Health & Wellness Program Manager or your home campus Associate Provost:

Mental Health & Wellness Program Manager: Shanya Turner - 727.341.3543 or turner.shanya@spcollege.edu

Tarpon Springs: Shanya Turner - 727.341.3543

Clearwater: Matt Bowen - 727.791.2488

Seminole: Dr. Lisa Borzewski - 727.394.6109

St. Petersburg/Gibbs: Dr. Keron Jean-Baptiste - 727.341.4349

Allstate/HEC/Vet Tech: Damon Kuhn - 727.341.3602

Downtown/Midtown: Brooke Janik - 727.341.4248