Services

Florida Tech Students

The Student Counseling Center supports the university’s mission of student success by promoting the best possible academic, vocational, and emotional health for Florida Tech students. Our center is located on the main campus to provide a variety of professional mental health and wellness services to assist students with their overall health, so they can successfully reach their own personal, academic, and career goals.  In an effort to keep the health and safety of our entire campus community a top priority, at this time, we are providing mental health services with increased health and safety precautions using a combination of in-person and teletherapy modalities. 

Counseling

Counseling services are offered to registered Florida Tech main-campus students on-site at the Melbourne campus.  There are a variety of personal concerns that students may seek professional assistance and support for, such as issues with adjustment and life transition, difficulties managing stress, depression and/or anxiety concerns, bereavement or unresolved issues, lack of self-esteem and self-confidence, identity concerns, difficulties with sleep and/or eating, social and communication challenges, etc.  Counseling offers students an opportunity to better understand themselves, their level of functioning, and how they relate to the world, so they may be able to maintain a healthy and satisfying life. This may involve challenging self-defeating thought patterns, processing uncomfortable feelings, modifying unhealthy behaviors, and/or enhancing personal strengths and abilities.  

Services are confidential, free of charge, and offered by appointment.  Students are typically seen for counseling every other week, unless determined otherwise by the clinician.   Request Services

Crisis Intervention & Mangement

If you or someone you know is in crisis, get help right away.  For any life threatening and/or medical emergencies, or if you are concerned about a student who is under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and/or has threatened bodily harm to self/others, please call 911 and seek the assistance from the police, fire department, and/or ambulance.*

Florida Tech's Campus Security

  • Provides on-campus safety assistance to students 24 hours per day/7 days per week
  • (321) 674-8111 / Shaw Hall, at the south side of building                      

Florida Tech’s Student Health Center

  • provides on-campus medical and medication services to students
  • (321) 674-8078  /  Near corner of University Blvd. and Country Club Rd., beside the student counseling center 

Florida Tech’s Student Counseling Center

  • Provides on-campus mental health services to students. 
  • (321) 674-8050  /  Corner of University Blvd. and Country Club Rd., beside the student health center 

Holmes Regional Medical Center

  • Nearest medical hospital 
  • (321) 434-7000  /  1350 South Hickory Street (Melbourne, Florida 32901)

Circles of Care

  • Nearest mental health crisis stabilization center 
  • (321) 914-0650  /  880 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. (Melbourne, Florida 32901)

Coastal Psychiatric Urgent Care

  • Nearest psychiatric urgent care 
  • (321) 586-5444  / 1428 Valentine Street (Melbourne, Florida 32901)

Additional information about Crisis Resources

Outreach 

The Student Counseling Center participates in a variety of campus-wide outreach and wellness events.  The center also provides psycho-educational information and support to classes and student groups/clubs/organizations who may be interested in a specific mental health and/or wellness topic.  Please contact the center at (321) 674-8050 for more information.

Consultation

The Student Counseling Center offers consultation services and support to those who may have concerns about a student.  Please contact the center at (321) 674-8050 for more information.  Florida Tech's CARE Team is another resource available to express a concern about a student. Complete a CARE Reporting Form.

Referral Services

For Florida Tech students who may not choose to engage in services offered through our center, who may not be eligible for the center's services, and/or who may have needs that go beyond the scope of the services offered, are welcome to contact the center for a referral to a provider/agency in the community.   Also, consider contacting your health insurance company and/or your local community mental health center or hospital for referrals. 

Florida Tech students who are interested and/or elect to participate in the Student Health Insurance Program can learn more about the benefits and services of this plan. The current Student Health Insurance Program is through UnitedHealthcare, and for FL Tech students who elect this plan are afforded the opportunity to benefit from HealthiestYou, a program that offers 24/7 access to physicians and mental health professionals free of charge.  These services are also available for FL Tech students who are not covered under this health insurance plan, for a fee.  View more information.

Resources for Mental Health Information & Services

Brevard 211  /  dial 2-1-1 

Mental Health America (MHA)  /  (800) 969-6642 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)  /  (800) 950-6264 

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)  /  (866) 615-6464  

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)  /  (800) 662-HELP (4357) 

Faculty and Staff

If you or someone you know is in crisis, get help right away.  For any life threatening and/or medical emergencies, or if you are concerned about a student who is under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and/or has threatened bodily harm to self/others, please call 911 and seek the assistance from the police, fire department, and/or ambulance.*

The Student Counseling Center offers consultation services and support to faculty/staff who may have concerns about a student.  Please contact the center at (321) 674-8050 for more information.  Florida Tech's CARE Team is another resource available to express a concern about a student. Complete a CARE Reporting Form.

For faculty/staff members who may be in need of professional assistance for a mental health or emotional issue themselves, or for their family, may consider contacting Florida Tech’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  Also, consider contacting your health insurance company and/or your local community mental health center or hospital for referrals.