The mission of the Counseling Center is to enhance the emotional well-being of Embry-Riddle students. We believe that good mental health is a key part of overall health, and good health is essential to academic success. We support students' academic experience by providing brief mental health counseling and consultation services that help them identify barriers, improve coping, and achieve personal and academic goals.
College life is challenging and can be stressful. At some point during the college years, many students feel anxious, depressed, uncertain, confused, or overwhelmed. They may seek help from friends, family members, significant others, but in some cases, help from a trained professional is beneficial. The Counseling Center provides a calm, friendly, and supportive environment for students to address any issue or concern.
All counseling contacts are strictly confidential in accordance with Florida state privacy laws. Counseling records are not available to anyone, either on or off campus, without the student's specific written permission. The only time confidentiality will be broken is in the case of a life threatening situation when a student is at risk of harming him or herself or someone else, or when there is reason to believe a child, elderly person, or disabled person is being abused. Confidentiality may also be broken if a court order mandates that records be released or if the university mandates disclosure in response to a lawsuit. Counseling records are not kept as part of a student's academic or administrative records, but will be retained in the Counseling Center for seven (7) years after the last counseling contact with the department.
In addition to individual and couples counseling, the Center provides:
- Educational programs, activities, and presentations
- Weekly articles in the campus newspaper, the Avion
- Free, anonymous online assessments and resources via our ERNIE site
- Referral for long-term counseling and/or specialized services as needed
- Referral for psychiatric evaluation and/or medication when necessary
The staff at the ERAU Counseling Center have a commitment to provide a safe, welcoming environment for all students regardless of their gender, gender expression, gender identity, ethnicity, race, language, culture, religious/spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, immigration status, age, size, physical and mental abilities, and/or socioeconomic status. We aim to demonstrate diversity through our work with individual counseling, consultation, outreach presentations, and program development. In our professional roles, we stand at the intersection of diversity and mental/emotional health by recognizing the impact of diversity on all individuals such as discrimination, stereotypes, oppression, prejudice, acculturation, and identity development.
We make an effort to promote the acceptance and understanding of individuals with diverse backgrounds and to educate ourselves and others on diversity-related matters. We strive to be affirming, respectful, and open minded to individuals with diverse backgrounds not only among ourselves within the Counseling Center, but across the campus community through our contact with all students, staff, faculty, and administrators. Not only do we want to share this vision, but we hope to contribute to the reduction of problems such as prejudice, discrimination, and exploitation.
We strive to recognize when our multiple identities affect how we may relate to or work with our colleagues and the individuals we serve. It is part of our professional responsibility to gain continuing education for ourselves regarding individuals of diverse backgrounds. We work towards recognizing and understanding the value of our similarities and differences. We respect the freedom for people to remain committed to personal values.
We see the richness and benefit of living in a multicultural society at large and at the University. Our hope is to help individuals at the Counseling Center, on campus, and within the Eagle community to feel at peace, to live and be themselves.
Daytona Beach Campus,
Hours of Operation
Fall and Spring: Monday-Friday,
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.