MA in Counseling


Teresa Haase
Program Director 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.

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 .

Cheree Hammond
Assistant Professor

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. More recently she completed a certification in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy from the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. Her counseling experience includes work with children and adolescents and their families, with an emphasis on children. Cheree’s counseling, teaching and research interests include multicultural intervention, contemplative psychotherapy and supervision practices. Prior to accepting a position at EMU, Cheree` served as a graduate instructor at James Madison University’s Counseling Psychology program. Cheree` enjoys yoga, meditation and watching sci-fi with her husband, Scott, and two children, Adriana and Neil.

Nate Koser
Assistant Professor

Nate Koser earned his BS in psychology and MA in counseling from Eastern Mennonite University. He earned a PhD in psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco, California. Nate is a Lacanian psychoanalyst in continual formation. He is a Psychoanalyst Member of the School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field (EPFCL), and also a member of the Lacanian Forum of Washington D.C., The Colorado Psychoanalytic Forum of the Lacanian Field, and the Foro Analítico del Río de la Plata (FARP) – Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nate provides psychoanalysis at Aporia Counseling & Psychotherapy, PLLC in Harrisonburg, VA. Nate’s research interests include: Freudian/Lacanian psychoanalysis, critical theory, gender and sexuality studies, trauma, and the interface between psychoanalysis and the humanities.

Adjunct Faculty


Amanda Williams
Administrative Assistant
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