Counseling

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Mission Statement

Maintaining mental health is essential for academic success and a productive career. The mission of Counseling Services is to help students achieve educational goals, learn problem solving, increase and enhance capacity for satisfying interpersonal relationships, narrow career goals, and make full use of their potential for continued growth beyond the educational experience at ERAU.

Services Offered

The function of ERAU Counseling Services is to provide the university community with mental health services aimed at maximizing personal growth, development, emotional well-being, and learning potential of ERAU’s diverse student population. In an effort to accomplish these functions, ERAU’s Counseling Services offers a wide range of mental health, educational, career, and consultative services to all students of ERAU. The major services offered by Counseling Services include: individual, group, and couples counseling services. Crisis management, outreach program development, and consultation are also functions of ERAU Counseling Services.

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Emergencies typically involve student safety & well-being, including suicidal thoughts or attempts, threats to others, sexual assault, severe depression, and anxiety.

During counseling center hours: when a situation is identified as an emergency or crisis and a student needs to be seen as soon as possible, every effort will be made to accommodate that request.

After counseling center hours: If on campus please contact Campus Safety at (928) 777-3333 or call 911. If you are off campus call 911, police or go to nearest hospital.

On and off campus support: 24/7 Crisis Hotline - Terros Health - 1-877-756-4090 for both telephone and mobile crisis response support if necessary.

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Remember: if you are in danger or experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911. Otherwise, if you are experiencing a crisis and require immediate counseling, we are here to help. When a situation is identified as an emergency or crisis and a student needs to be seen as soon as possible, every effort will be made to accommodate that request. Visit or call the Counseling Office for more information. 

Drawing of a single figure sitting in a chairConcerns such as adjustment/transition to college life, grief resolution, relationships, family issues, substance abuse, eating disorders, self -esteem, lack of assertiveness, and depression are common for individual counseling. The number and frequency of individual counseling sessions will be agreed upon by client and counselor.

Open to all ERAU students and their significant other. This facilitates open lines of communication between individuals with an objective counselor.

A drawing of three figures standing side by side with their arms around each other's shoulders in supportGroup counseling brings people with common therapeutic goals together. Counseling Services groups are professionally led and are typically 60 minute weekly meetings for about 6 weeks of the semester. A wide variety of groups will be offered each semester, depending on student needs/wants.

Drawing of a figure sitting in a chair taking notes, like a therapist or counselorThis service is available to students, faculty, academic staff and university administrators who are concerned about an unusual, problematic or potentially harmful behavior regarding a student. A counseling professional can consult about concerns, offer a professional view of the situation, and make appropriate recommendations when needed. 

Faculty, academic staff and university administrators who are in need of personal counseling can access services through the Employee Assistance Program.

Drawing of one open hand taking anotherAt ERAU Counseling Services we offer short-term brief solution focused counseling, and will provide referral information when appropriate, to community agencies for students whose needs are beyond the scope of Counseling Services.

Drawing of a smiling figure in a peaceful, meditative poseCounselors are trained in specific therapies for trauma resolution, anxiety reduction, performance improvement and self expression. These therapies include:

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (E.M.D.R.)

Somatic Experiencing (S.E.)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (C.B.T.)

Expressive Arts Therapy (E.A.T.)

Bio-Feedback 

Cranial Electrical Stimulation (C.E.S.)

The need for these modalities is assessed on an individual basis.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is extremely important to our staff and to the success of our services. We will not release any information about your attendance or what is discussed if students are over the age of 18, unless the student signs a release of information. In certain cases of emergency intervention, suspected child abuse or neglect, treatment of minors, danger to self or others, or court ordered testimony, state laws and professional ethics may mandate that we release specific information.

Scheduling, Cancellations & Resources

How to Schedule a Counseling Appointment:

Students may schedule an appointment with a counselor by calling, or stopping by the Counseling Center between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. The Counseling Center is located in the Haas Chapel, building #46, and may be reached on the phone at (928) 777-3312.

Cancelling an Appointment:

It is important to realize that when making an appointment you are reserving time with a counselor. Therefore, if for any reason, you are unable to attend appointment, please call the Counseling Center in advance so that the time can be used by another student in need. There is a $15.00 charge for any missed counseling appointments.

Please note: There is a $15.00 charge for any missed counseling appointments.

Campus & Community Resources

If you are in an emergency situation, please call 911.

  • ERAU Campus Safety 24/7 - (928) 777-3333
  • ERAU Wellness Center - (928) 777-6653
  • Prescott Police Dept. - (928) 777-1900
  • Prescott Valley Police Dept. - (928) 772-9261
  • Yavapai Regional Medical Hospital - (928) 445-2700
  • 24/7 Crisis Support - Terros Health (Prescott and Prescott Valley) - (877) 756-4090
  • 24/7 Crisis Hotline - Terros Health (Prescott and Prescott Valley) - 1 (877) 756-4090
  • National Suicide Hotline (24/7 Crisis Hotline) - 1 (800) 273-8255
  • Nationwide 24/7 Crisis Text Line - Text START to 741-741
  • Veterans Crisis Hotline - 1 (800) SUICIDE (784-2433)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1 (800) 656-4673
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1 (800) 799-7233
  • West Yavapai Crisis Line - (928) 445-5211
  • Yavapai County Victims Services - (928) 771-3344
  • Yavapai Family Advocacy Center - (928) 775-0669
  • Women's Issues Hotline - (928) 445-4673
  • National Hopeline Network - 1 (800) 784-2433
  • Alcohol / Drug Abuse Hotline - 1 (800) 821-4357
  • Suicide Hotline - 1 (800) 273-8255 (TALK)
  • Aurora Behavioral Health 24/7 Patient Services Helpline - (480) 345-5420

Psychiatric Specialists

The Counseling Center also works with a wonderful staff of Psychiatric Specialists that are available to assist you.

Dr. Raymond W. Lemberg, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist         
(928) 776-7885 x1

Dr. Lemberg completed his Ph.D. Studies in the field of clinical psychology at the University of Maryland in 1977. His Undergraduate degrees were in psychology, sociology, and a minor in anthropology; where he received highest distinction honors.

Dr. Lemberg has taught at various colleges and universities and his work has appeared in over 45 papers and publications worldwide. He has made over 100 presentations to a variety of groups. He is an Associate Editor for Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, and has newly edited a book entitled: Current Findings on Males With Eating Disorders (2013).

He provides neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and other evaluations as well as consultation to the court, and serves as Psychologist Consultant to several agencies in Prescott and Phoenix.

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Contact Us

Counseling Services
3700 Willow Creek Road; Haas Chapel, Building 46
Prescott, AZ 86301

24-Hour Emergency Assistance

  • Campus Safety: (928) 777-3333
  • Crisis Hotline/Terros Health: (877) 756-4090
  • Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-4673
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741-741
  • National Suicide Hotline: (800) 273-8255
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