|Community Counseling Services (CCS) provides affordable counseling for individuals, couples, families, and groups in a professional, quiet, and confidential setting for residents of Emporia and surrounding communities. Services are provided by advanced graduate students in training under the supervision of experienced faculty with counseling, research, and supervisory expertise.|
CCS offers a variety of counseling services to assist individuals in improving the quality of their lives. Individual, couple, family, and group counseling is available. Some of the counseling services offered are:
|Anger Management||Anxiety / Stress|
|Behavior Problems||Blended Family Issues|
|Career / Work-Related Issues||Depression|
|Divorce||Grief and Loss|
|Parenting Issues||Personal Growth|
|Self-Esteem Issues||Sexual Orientation Issues|
When appropriate, referrals to other mental health providers are made. Such referrals are routinely made for clients in crisis, or those with active psychosis. No emergency-type services are provided.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 620-341-5799. After gathering preliminary information, an appointment can usually be scheduled within a few days.
It is important for individuals desiring services to arrive on time for scheduled appointments in order to continue seeing a Community Counseling Services counselor. If an appointment needs to be cancelled, please notify CCS within 24 hours before the scheduled appointment at 620-341-5799.
Depression Support Group - For individuals experiencing symptoms of depression, having difficulty in life, or needing additional support.
HOPE Group - For individuals living with an acquired brain injury (i.e. head injury, trauma, or stroke) and those who experience similar neurological challenges.
Parenting Group - For individuals wanting to learn skills that make life with children easier and more satisfying. Join our workshop series entitled, "Active Parenting Now." This 6-week group will give you practical and effective methods of communication with children that will make your relationship with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.
Seeking Safety - For female participants wanting to address symptoms of trauma and addiction simultaneously. The group is present-focused and offers coping skills/mechanisms to reduce anger outbursts, anxiety, nightmares, hyper-vigilance, and racing thoughts. 24 lessons/topics are discussed to address trauma recovery and addiction issues.
The Earl Center (not on the ESU main campus)
1601 State Street
The Earl Center, the office building housing the Department of Counselor Education, is located off of State Street across from Hammond Park. The department is located on the upper level of a two story, brick building; the Jones Institute for Educational Excellence is located on the bottom level.
Parking is free of charge and available in the parking lot surrounding The Earl Center.
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Campus Box 4036
Emporia, KS 66801
Mon: 8 - 5 pm
Tues: 8 - 5 pm
Wed: 8 - 5 pm
Thurs: 8 - 5 pm
Fri: 8 - 5 pm
*Classes and other activities may be held at times out side of these hours
The mission of CCS is to provide supervised counseling opportunities for advanced graduate students, and affordable and confidential counseling to residents of Emporia and surrounding communities.
CCS provides practical experiences for advanced graduate students in training through Emporia State University. All graduate students providing counseling services have completed appropriate graduate-level course work in their preparation for a master’s degree in counseling. All counselors-in-training are supervised by licensed and experienced faculty with counseling, research, and supervisory expertise.
Because CCS is a training facility, counselors are required to record all sessions and/or be observed electronically by a faculty supervisor. Strict confidentiality guidelines are followed for all client records, recordings, and communications. All client notes and recordings are kept in a locked file cabinet, which is accessible only to faculty and CCS staff. Counselors are not permitted to counsel individuals with whom they are personally acquainted, or to be involved in any observations or discussions of clients with whom they are personally acquainted. Student counselors are informed that any violation of confidentiality is grounds for removal from the program.
Application for Practicum