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EMU Counseling Services


Counseling Services at EMU is available for in-person counseling sessions or virtual sessions through Talkspace.  

Schedule an Appointment

To ask questions or schedule an in-person appointment, contact our office Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT at 540-432-4317 or email us at

For after-hours emergencies please call the RD on call at 540-476-4578.  If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone immediately, call Community Services Board (CSB) Mental Health Emergency Services: (540) 434-1766, (24-hours Crisis Response). For life threatening emergencies, please call 911.

Complete Forms Online for In-Person

If you have scheduled an initial assessment with the counseling center, you must complete a series of intake paperwork. This informs our practice and helps us provide the best form of care. Please click this link to complete your paperwork.

Once you click the link, select the tab that reads, "COUNSELING Intake - First Appointment", to complete your forms. Please complete all forms, or you will be asked to complete them during your appointment. When you are finished, the computer will return to the home screen and you are free to exit the site.


Thank you for using Talkspace!

Talkspace services are no longer covered by EMU as of January 31, 2023. Talkspace may be available to you under your health insurance; please check your eligibility in the Talkspace app. If Talkspace is not available to you under another program, we invite you to continue using Talkspace as a direct consumer and get $100 off your first month with promo code 1002USE. Please discuss your options for ongoing support with your therapist as soon as possible.

If you wish to explore other options for continued mental health support and services, EMU Counseling Services invites you to schedule an appointment for consultation to explore your options, both in the center or in the community. Please call counseling services at (540)432-4317 or email to schedule your consultation appointment. 


Please feel free to be in touch with any questions.

Contact us: 
(540) 432-4317 

Note: Counseling Services provides direct services for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled and attending classes on EMU campus.


In case of an emergency:

If you are a student on campus contact your on-call residence hall director (RD) or campus security at ext. 4911.

If you are having an emergency after working hours or on weekends, please visit the local emergency room at Sentara RMH Medical Center, 2010 Health Campus Drive or call 911.

Important Resources to Access as Needed

National crisis text line:
  • Text 'Hello' to 741741 for free confidential support.
CSB Emergency Services (Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board):
  • 540-434-1766
Sentara RMH Emergency Room:
  • 24-Hour Crisis Care: 540-689-1000
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
  • 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
Harrisonburg Police Office:
  • Non-Emergency: 540-434-4436

*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.

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