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Helen Anderson

DEPARTMENT: MA in Counseling

POSITION: Adjunct Faculty


POSITION: Professor Emerita/Counseling

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | SB 004

PHONE: (540) 432-4323


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.

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B.S., College of William & Mary
M.A., Ph.D., West Virginia University