Ernesto Escoto

Ernesto Escoto

Ernesto Escoto

Director
Counseling & Wellness Center

3190 Radio Road

eescoto@ufl.edu
352-392-1575

Dr. Escoto currently serves as the Counseling and Wellness Center director at the University of Florida. In his previous roles, he served as director of the Counseling Center at the University of Miami and associate director/director of clinical services at the Counseling and Consultation Service at The Ohio State University (OSU). During his tenure at OSU, Dr. Escoto also served as co-chair of the Organization of Hispanic Faculty and Staff and as a provost-appointed member of the Hispanic Oversight Committee. Dr. Escoto’s previous service also includes his role as an advisory board member for the Hispanic Family Violence Institute, a national program and partnership between New Mexico State University School of Social Work and La Casa, Inc. He is a co-founder of the Ohio Latino Mental Health Network, a non-profit organization aimed at increasing awareness of mental health and resources among Latinos in the state of Ohio. His areas of clinical interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, acculturation and ethnic identity development, spirituality, and counseling center administration and consultation. Dr. Escoto earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology from New Mexico State University and completed a doctoral internship in psychology at the University of California, Berkeley—both accredited by the American Psychological Association. He holds an MA in Education and a BA in Psychology from California State University, Fresno. He also studied Public Administration at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. He is licensed to practice as a psychologist in the states of Florida and Ohio (inactive).