Counseling

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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

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Contact Us

Counseling Center
Wellness Center Complex, Bldg. 502
Daytona Beach Campus,

Hours of Operation

Fall and Spring: Monday-Friday,
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Summer: Monday-Thursday, 
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.