Faculty and Staff

Teresa HaaseTeresa 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

Annmarie EarlyAnnmarie 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 HammondCheree` Hammond
Associate 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. 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

Michael HorstMichael Horst
Instructor, Professional Practice and Academic Advising Coordinator
Michael Horst earned a BS in Psychology and MA in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University and he is currently a Ph.D. student in Counselor Education and Supervision at James Madison University. In his work as a counselor he has had the opportunity to work with college students, children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings, including college counseling centers, community agencies/free clinics, and a partial hospitalization program. Michael’s clinical work is influenced by existential, contemplative, and psychodynamic/psychoanalytic perspectives. He continues to attempt to find a home for his love of philosophy in counseling, counselor education, and supervision. Michael has also had the privilege of exploring his passion for counselor education through teaching and co-teaching counseling and psychology courses at EMU and JMU. His research interests include contemplative practices and therapeutic relationships, counselor formation, the intersections of the humanities and philosophy with psychotherapy, inquiries into psychoanalysis, and much more. He and his wife live in Harrisonburg. They enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors, and finding excellent places to eat.

Nate KoserNate 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 (Degree approved for core faculty status in CACREP accredited counseling programs). Nate is a “psychoanalyst member” of the School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field (EPFCL), and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He also continues his analytic formation as a member of the Colorado Psychoanalytic Forum of the Lacanian Field, the Lacanian Forum of Washington D.C., and the Foro Analítico del Río de la Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nate works in his private practice, Aporia Counseling & Psychotherapy, PLLC in Harrisonburg, VA, and is the founder of the Harrisonburg Center for Psychoanalysis. Nate is an Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Training in Eastern Mennonite University’s Master of Arts in counseling program. A wide foundation in psychoanalysis, psychology, counseling, and the humanities influences his work. Nate’s research interests include: Lacanian psychoanalysis, the place of psychoanalytic scholarship and practice in the field of professional counseling and counseling education, the interface between psychoanalysis, counseling, and the humanities, critical theory, gender and sexuality studies, trauma, and ethics. More Details


Helen AndersonHelen 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

David GlanzerDavid 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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Amanda Williams
Administrative Assistant
Amanda joined the MAC department in November 2014. Prior to joining the department, she worked as a pharmacy technician and an administrative assistant for a trucking company. Amanda is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree at EMU and plans on majoring in business studies. Amanda and her daughter live in Broadway with many well loved pets, including two dogs, four cats, a sugar glider, and two rabbits. She loves the beach, spending time at home with her family, walking with her friends, and she loves her job.

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