Counseling And Psychological Services

Counseling And Psychological Services

About Us

Student Counseling Center

College can be a complex time for students, characterized by growth and change.  While there are many benefits of advanced education, it also brings with it many challenges that can feel overwhelming.  The student counseling center of Florida Institute of Technology can help students learn how to work through life's challenges, heal emotional pain, and develop the necessary skills to lead healthy and balanced lives.

Available Services for Students

  • Counseling Services
    • Individual Psychotherapy
    • Couples Counseling
    • Group Counseling
    • Crisis Intervention
  • Assessment Services
    • Learning Disorder and ADHD Evaluations
    • Psychological Evaluations
    • Career Assessments
  • Other Services
    • Outreach and Consultation
    • Education and Training
    • Self-Help Resources and Referral Services

To request services, please contact the center at (321) 674-8050. Consultation services are also available to those who may have concerns about another student.

Student Counseling Center Staff

The staff at the student counseling center of Florida Institute of Technology consists of a Director, Staff Psychologists, and an Administrative Assistant. The center also serves as one of the advanced practicum sites for graduate students within the School of Psychology & Liberal Arts who are pursuing their doctorate in clinical psychology.

Robyn Tapley, Psy.D. - Director/Licensed Psychologist - Assistant Professor

Dr. Tapley received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She received her Master of Science Degree and Doctorate from the Florida Institute of Technology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Memphis, Center for Counseling, Learning, and Testing. Dr. Tapley is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Florida. She serves as the Director of the student counseling center, managing the center’s operations and the practicum training program, serving on a variety of campus-wide committees, providing consultation, supervision, and clinical services, and providing outreach to the campus community. Dr. Tapley is also an Assistant Professor for the School of Psychology and Liberal Arts, directs the Office of Disability Services, and is the Faculty Advisor for the campus chapter of Active Minds. In addition, she serves on a variety of boards and committees at both the local and state level.

Debra Sloane, Psy.D., BCBA - Licensed Staff Psychologist - Group Therapy Coordinator

Dr. Sloane received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. She received her Master of Science Degree and Doctorate from the Florida Institute of Technology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of South Florida, Counseling Center for Human Development. Dr. Sloane is a Licensed Psychologist, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and a Certified Sex Therapist in the State of Florida. She serves as a Staff Psychologist and the Group Therapy Coordinator at the student counseling center, providing clinical services, managing the group therapy program, supervising clinical psychology doctoral students, and providing outreach to the campus community. Clinical interests include working with issues related to Asperger’s Disorder or Learning Differences, relationship concerns, sexuality issues, and wellness. In addition, Dr. Sloane has provided training at the local and national level on a variety of topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorders, and is a member of the Community Advisory Board of the Florida Institute of Technology’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment and Research.

Rachel Russell, Psy.D. - Licensed Staff Psychologist - Assessment Coordinator

Dr. Russell received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Mississippi. She received her Master of Science Degree and Doctorate from the Florida Institute of Technology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Southern Mississippi Psychology Internship Consortium, which included rotations at the University of Southern Mississippi Counseling Center, Pine Grove Professional Enhancement Program, Pine Belt Services for Children and Families, and Gentle Path Treatment Center for Sexual Addiction. Dr. Russell is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Florida, and was previously licensed in the State of Alabama and accredited by the British Association for Counselors and Psychotherapists. She serves as a Staff Psychologist and the Assessment Coordinator at the student counseling center, providing clinical services, managing the assessment program, supervising clinical psychology doctoral students, and providing outreach to the campus community. Clinical interests include working with issues related to depression, anxiety, cultural adjustment, relationship concerns, and substance abuse. In addition, Dr. Russell has extensive international experience in providing clinical services and teaching undergraduate and graduate psychology courses, both in England and the United Arab Emirates. 

Nancy Quintero - Administrative Assistant

Ms. Quintero serves as the Administrative Assistant of the student counseling center, providing customer service assistance to those who make contact with the center and supporting the center’s daily operations. She has many years of experience in the customer service field, utilizing her skills in both educational and company settings.