Herbert W. Hoover Foundation Counseling CenterAt Counseling Services, our focus is your success – both at Kent State University at Stark and beyond. Located in the Lower Level of the Campus Center, Counseling Services offers students individual therapy sessions, educational workshops and training programs for students and the campus community.
Comfortable, professional, and private, Counseling Services offers students the opportunity to pursue free, confidential individual therapy. Sessions are available all year, allowing students to focus on regaining balance, empowerment, promoting healing, and self reflection to make changes in their academic and personal lives. When things are becoming difficult, not going the way you want, or when you feel that other people don’t understand or don’t know how to help – Counseling Services is here for you!
No matter what is bothering you – burn out, family issues, relationship problems, anger management, stress, worry and anxiety, a recent loss, self esteem issues, sexual identity, drug or alcohol problems, or any other mental health related concern – Counseling Services will help you find what best fits your needs to enhance your success and improve your life.
Upcoming Counseling Events:
- Identifying Students in Distress
April 3 | 9 - 10 a.m.
Main Hall CR 3
- ALICE Training for Stark Faculty & Staff
April 12 | 1 - 2:30 p.m.
203 Main Hall | REGISTER HERE
Professional Clinical Counselor & Supervisor
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about the Counseling Center. Knowing when and where to go for help is the biggest step in personal growth, and we are here to support you however we can. I look forward to seeing you and being part of your journey!
Emily is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Supervisor endorsement, or PCC-S. In 2003, she graduated from Kent State University with a B.A. in Psychology, and later in December 2007 graduated with her Master’s in Education in Community Counseling. She has recently completed an additional semester of doctoral level work in order to be a designated clinical supervisor in her field in order to assist and guide others to become proactive and ethical counselors in the state of Ohio. While attending school, Emily worked in the Kent State Department of Residence Services for 7 years and focused her attention on student success and wellness programming.
For the past 5 years, Emily worked at Coleman Professional Services in Portage County. She worked exclusively in the agency’s Access Office which is a 24-7 mental health crisis center and hotline hub. While there, she specialized in crisis intervention and suicide prevention. While at Coleman Professional Services, Emily was active with the Portage County Suicide Prevention Coalition and was also both certified in and a coordinator for the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), a training program for police officers and other first responders to enhance their skills with crisis intervention and working with mental health clients in crisis out in the community. Emily has presented twice at the state-wide All Ohio Counselors’ Conference and also twice at the National CIT conference on a variety of topics including crisis intervention, suicide prevention, officer safety, and community collaboration to support mental health recovery initiatives.
Emily has presented four times at both the All Ohio Counseling Conference and National Crisis Intervention Team Conference, and has also presented at the American College Counseling Association national conference. She is a certified instructor for A.L.i.C.E. (Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate), a training seminar for faculty, staff and students about awareness for prevention of and how to survive an active shooter.
Emily has always kept close relationships with Kent State University and is thrilled to be back working directly with the student population.
Counseling Center Location:
11 Campus Center