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COVID-19 Protocol for Appointments


Counseling Services will be providing teletherapy appointments via zoom for the fall semester. Walk-in Hours will not be held at this time to maintain social distancing.  If you are looking for additional resources and mental health support, please email counselingservices@emu.edu and we can help you find local resources.

In order to support the EMU student community, distance therapy is needed at this time to promote safety. 

 

Making an Appointment

EMU Counseling Services is a FREE service available to all fully-enrolled EMU students at the Harrisonburg, VA campus. Counselors are here to listen to you and help you get connected to resources and support.

To schedule a consultation (brief 15-30 min check-in), or an initial assessment (IA) appointment with a counselor email counseling services at counselingservices@emu.edu or by calling our office at 540-432-4317. Appointments are scheduled during open hours on Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  

(Walk-in appointments are not permitted at this time!) We are located in the Wellness Suite on the 2nd floor of University Commons. To get there, enter the Student Life Suite, and walk through the suite following the signs that say Wellness Suite.

Call 540-432-4317 with any questions!

 

What to expect on your first visit

We estimate that your initial assessment will take approximately 50-60 minutes. To be able to attend the full length of your scheduled appointment we ask you complete your initial data forms a day to several days before your scheduled appointment. You will find the forms here, on our website. Once you click the link you will see a tab to select for your initial assessment. No appointment is needed 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. If you have any questions Call 540-432-4317 and the front desk attendant would be more than happy to assist you.  

During your first visit, you will meet with a counselor and answer some questions about your concerns. The goal of an initial assessment (IA) is to gain a thorough understanding of how you are doing and what would be the most helpful next step. In the IA your counselor may recommend weekly to bi-weekly individual counseling sessions at the center, an on campus resource, or a Harrisonburg community provider/resource. Our goal is to connect you with the best service to meet your needs. 

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