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EMU Counseling Services


In Response to COVID-19 

EMU counseling services remains open for mostly remote counseling services. In person walk-in appointments are not permitted at this time to ensure the safety of our students and community. However, students can now access virutal walk-in appointments by clicking the provided zoom link on the emu calendar. Virtual walk-in appointements will be available each weekday at 1:00 pm. Virtual walk-in appointments are confidential and will be coordinated through the counseling centers front desk assistant. 

We have a variety of ways to support you, whether that is through a virtual walk-ins, a consultaiton appointment, individual teletherapy, tele-group therapy, crisis support, and virtual outreach.

Schedule an Appointment

To ask questions or schedule an appointment, contact our front desk staff Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5:00 pm 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

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.

Check out our virtual tour

Here are additional resources for remote access to services:

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

Thank you for your understanding as the counseling center adapts to these changes to help support student health and well-being at EMU! 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. Off campus or online 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:

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.

*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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