Faculty & Staff

Teresa J. Haase
Director of MA in Counseling and Associate Professor
Teresa J. Haase earned a BA in English and Secondary Education and an MA and EdS in Counseling Psychology from James Madison University. She holds a PhD in Counseling from The George Washington University. Teresa is licensed as a professional counselor in Virginia and an Approved Clinical Supervisor through the National Board for Certified Counselors. Her clinical, research and teaching interests include the integration of the expressive arts, specifically poetry and metaphor; grief and loss, counselor formation and pedagogy and supervision. Prior to joining the faculty at EMU, Teresa taught high school English and served as an instructor for the Counseling Psychology program at James Madison University. She and her husband live in Harrisonburg with their two children. More Details

David Glanzer
David Glanzer received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Utah, with a specialization in psycholinguistics and child language development. His broader scholarly interests are in the philosophy and psychology of mind. A professor in the counseling program since its inception, David has interests in teaching and research on implicit process in mental health counseling, including empathy and the use of the technique of focusing to enhance client and therapist awareness. Personal interests include boatbuilding, sailing, and birding.
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Annmarie Early
Annmarie Early received her Master of Science and Ph.D. in Marital and Family Therapy and Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Fuller Graduate School/Seminary. She is licensed as a Marriage and Family therapist in California and Virginia and is in private practice in Harrisonburg offering individual and couple counseling. Her academic scholarship and clinical practice are informed by affective neuroscience and attachment theory, as well as the importance of embodied, experiential practices in creating change. Annmarie has specialized training in depth psychologies and works with dreams, myth and story in her personal and professional life as a way of listening deeply to the song of the soul. Annmarie is a certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) Trainer and Supervisor and continues to offer training, enrichment, and supervision from this perspective. Prior to accepting a faculty position at EMU, Annmarie served as Assistant Adjunct professor in the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Graduate School. More Details

Cheree` Hammond
Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator
Cheree` Hammond received a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Virginia and an MA and Ed.S. in Counseling Psychology from James Madison University. Her counseling experience includes work with children and adolescents and their families, with an emphasis on children with disabilities. Cheree’s counseling, teaching and research interests include multicultural intervention, training, and prejudice reduction, pervasive developmental disorders, and developmental psychopathology. Prior to accepting a position at EMU, Cheree` served as a graduate instructor at James Madison University’s Counseling Psychology program. Currently, Cheree` provides counseling and consultation as a resident in counseling at the Eastern Mennonite Schools K-12 in Harrisonburg, VA. Cheree` lives in Harrisonburg with her husband and son and enjoys yoga, meditation, good books and long walks with cherished friends. More Details

Nate Koser
Assistant Professor
Nate Koser earned his B.S. in psychology and M.A. in counseling from Eastern Mennonite University. He earned a Ph.D. in psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco, CA while at the same time he was engaged in psychoanalytic formation. Nate is a Lacanian psychoanalyst. He continues his analytic formation as a member of both the Lacanian Forum of Washington D.C., and the Colorado Psychoanalytic Forum of the Lacanian Field. Nate is also an active member of the Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups (APW). Nate provides psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in his private practice, Aporia Counseling & Psychotherapy, PLLC in Harrisonburg, VA. He is also the founder of the Harrisonburg Center for Psychoanalysis. A wide foundation in psychoanalysis, psychology, and the humanities influences his work. Nate’s research interests include: Freudian/Lacanian psychoanalysis, the interface between psychoanalysis and the humanities, critical theory, gender and sexuality studies, trauma, and ethics. More Deatils


Helen Anderson
Professor Emerita
Dr. Benoit Anderson helped found the M.A. in Counseling Program—EMU’s first graduate program—in 1993. Her area of specialty was (and is) depth psychology, and she has a particular interest in dreams and how people’s quest for wholeness can be informed and deepened through expressive work. In retirement, Benoit Anderson founded the Institute for Experiential Therapies at EMU in 2011. She also works as a clinical psychologist in private practice. More Details

Adjunct Faculty

Gregory Czyszczon, Adjunct Instructor


Kristy Koser
Communications and Events Coordinator
Kristy Koser received her BS in psychology and MA in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University. Kristy also works at Aporia Counseling & Psychotherapy, PLLC seeing individuals, couples, and families. Kristy has received specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy which she practices with couples and shares about in the community. Her areas of interest include attachment theory, self psychology, and healing power of dyadic relationships.

Amanda Williams
Administrative Assistant
Amanda became administrative assistant for the Master of Arts in Counseling program in November 2014.

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