EMU Counseling Services

“A skilled listener can help people tap into their own wisdom.” ― Richard Rohr

Whether you are a first year student or a senior or anywhere in between – life often presents us with challenges! Sometimes having a safe person and place to take those challenges makes all the difference in how we cope. EMU Counseling Services is there for those times.

Our Mission Statement:

EMU Counseling Services enhances and supports healthy management of mental and emotional health issues for the entire EMU community through prevention and intervention focused on optimal levels of functioning in relationships and academics.

Let us help you …

EMU Counseling Services provides a safe environment, where anyone can bring forward any number of issues, including feelings of depression or anxiety, loneliness, identity issues, conflict or relationship difficulties, or even just take time to vent after a difficult day. For those students seeking counseling, EMU provides a benefit of short term sessions at no charge. Additional sessions are evaluated between the counselor and student, at a charge of no more than $20 per session.

Counseling sessions are provided in the Counseling Services office in the Wellness Suite on the second floor of the University Commons unless otherwise arranged. If needed, referrals can be made to local professionals in the community, for more extensive or long-term therapy.

Scheduling an appointment can be arranged through the Wellness Suite Office Coordinator at (540) 432-4317.
Counseling Center is open Monday – Friday from 9-5. Counseling is by appointment only.
WALK IN HOUR – 1-2 p.m. Monday through Friday

Note: Counseling Services provides direct services for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled and attending classes on EMU campus. Off campus or on-line program faculty, staff or students are able to consult with an EMU counselor via email or phone on locating resources or assistance in their own geographic area.

In case of an emergency:

  • Notify your residence director
  • In cases of extreme emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room

*All interactions between students and counselors are strictly confidential and are not subject to disclosure without a student’s specific permission. If a student is at risk of harm to self or others, confidentiality may be broken for safety purposes.