Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

COVID-19 Update: The EMCC campus is open for classes, appointments, and walk-in services. Masks are required for everyone inside ALL buildings at EMCC.  All student support services are still available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

Counseling Division

How can we help? 

The Counseling Services faculty are available to help students who wish to improve the quality of their academic and personal lives. We provide the following free services:

Direct Care

  • Brief, solution-focused support
  • Focus on holistic wellbeing
  • Non-cognitive skills development*
  • Present and future decision-making
  • Mentoring, coaching, guidance
  • Goal setting and time management
  • Career counseling
  • Academic/educational counseling**
  • Crisis management

*Non-cognitive skills are related to motivation, integrity, and interpersonal interaction. Examples include: emotional intelligence, self-efficacy, mindset, resiliency, and verbal and non-verbal communication skills.

**If you are seeking guidance on academic planning, class schedules, etc. please contact Academic Advising.

Basic Needs Support

We can connect you to resources for:

  • Food insecurity/Hunger
  • Homelessness/Housing insecurity
  • Emergency grants
  • Department of Economic Security (DES)

Counseling Classes

We offer a variety of Counseling and Personal Development (CPD) classes – many of which transfer as university electives. In addition, we also offer an Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Counseling and Applied Psychological Science degree.

Community Referrals

Counseling faculty do not practice as behavioral health clinicians; therefore, you may be referred to one of the following community resources:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Long-term therapy
  • Clinical mental health care
  • Diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Resolution of significant past traumas
  • Specialized care (PTSD, addiction, family therapy, etc.)
  • Medication
  • Ongoing crisis and trauma care