Ernesto Escoto, PhD

Director, Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Associate Professor

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).


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).

Professional Interests

Dr. Escoto approaches therapy from a developmental, humanistic and multicultural approach, integrating inter-personal process theory.

His areas of clinical and professional interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, acculturation and identity development, spirituality, multicultural counseling and counseling center administration and consultation.

Approach to Wellness

Dr. Escoto enjoys spending time at home with family and the family’s Irish Setter Doodles (Tucson and Berlin), cycling, movies, and reading.