For many young adults, attending college is one of their first major life transitions. Although this change has many exciting aspects, it is normal to experience apprehension as well. Our resources are designed to assist you in navigating this adjustment. Counseling is confidential and offered free of charge. 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. NOTE: Counseling notes are not part of a student's University records.
If you have experienced previous mental health or emotional concerns, it's important for you to take steps now in preparing to come to Embry-Riddle. You might need to establish a relationship with a new counselor. You might need to discuss with your doctor whether s/he can continue to prescribe any medication you might take, or whether you need to find a new doctor in the Daytona Beach area. To help you figure out what you need, talk with those who know you best: family, friends, counselors, and doctors. Planning for your new situation now will help you considerably.
The Embry-Riddle Counseling Center staff is available to talk with you about how you can access the particular resources or support you might need. You can call 386-226-6035 to schedule an appointment. Plan ahead to ensure that you are adequately supported and have a backup plan in case your needs change. Set yourself up for success!