Mental health counseling services are available to all ERAU students by a trained counseling professional. ERAU Counseling Services can provide a safe and confidential place to discuss concerns or problems that are interfering with personal growth and/or academic achievement. A trained counseling professional will assist by using a brief solution focused model that includes; active and empathetic listening and reflection, guided self-exploration, and structured exercises, to work toward improved functioning within the areas of concern.
When a situation is identified as an emergency or crisis and a student needs to be seen as soon as possible, every effort will made to accommodate that request.
Confidentiality is extremely important to our staff and to the success of our services. We will not release any information about your attendance or about what is discussed without your written permission. In certain cases of emergency intervention; suspected child abuse or neglect, treatment to minors, dangerousness to self or others, or court ordered testimony, state laws and professional ethics may mandate that we release specific information. Information will not be released to parents if students are over the age of 18, unless the student signs a release of information.
The function of ERAU Counseling Services is to provide the university community with mental health services aimed at maximizing the personal growth and development, emotional well-being and learning potential of ERAU's diverse student population. ERAU's Counseling Services offers a wide range of mental health, educational, career and consultative services to all students of ERAU. ERAU Counseling Services includes; short-term individual counseling, couples counseling, group counseling, consultation, outreach, and crisis intervention.
The number and frequency of individual counseling sessions will be agreed upon by you and your counselor. Concerns such as adjustment/transition to college life, grief resolution, relationships, family issues, substance abuse, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, lack of assertiveness, anxiety, and depression are some of the common concerns seen in individual counseling.
A counseling professional is available 24 hours a day for emergency intervention and consultation. These emergencies typically involve student safety and well being, including suicidal thoughts or attempts, threats to others, sexual assault, severe depression, and anxiety.
A counseling professional will talk with you about your concerns, offer you a professional view of the situation, and make appropriate recommendations when needed. This service is available to students, faculty, academic staff and university administrators who are concerned about an unusual, problematic or potentially harmful behavior.
At 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.
The Wellness Center also works with a wonderful staff of Psychiatric Specialists that are available to assist you.
Dr. Raymond W. Lemberg, Ph.D.
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.
Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified
In Sync Psychiatric Clinic
Outpatient Behavioral Health
Inge Bundchen is a board-certified family psychiatric nurse practitioner who provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management for patients of all ages. Inge earned both a Bachelor's degree in nursing as well as a Master's degree in nursing at Arizona State University. She began her career in Durango, Colorado where she worked with both children and adults at a community mental health center. Since moving to Prescott three years ago she has provided psychiatric services at Mingus Mountain Academy, West Yavapai Guidance Clinic as well as several substance abuse treatment centers.
Along with traditional psychological theory, Inge has a strong interest in combining the modalities of both eastern and western philosophy and is a proponent of mindfulness and meditation. She believes in the importance of a holistic approach that does not reduce the whole person to only a combination of neurotransmitters. Her approach is to aim to understand each patient's unique challenges and to work together toward their particular goals for treatment.
Peggy Finston, MD
Peggy Finston, MD graduated during "traditional" times (long ago) from "traditional" training: Yale School of Medicine, Washington Hospital Center Internship, and University of Pennsylvania Psychiatry Residency. For the past fifteen years, she has been exploring a more holistic approach to mental health that views the body and mind as "connected." She sees the body as not only as a human machine but also as coherent quantum energy. Disease happens when the energy is less than coherent and the parts are not communicating well with the whole. Her peer-review published research and office treatment relate to how an integrated approach may lead to more effective results.