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June 6 , 2008
CONTACT: Pamela Young
pamela.young@emich.edu 734.487.4400

EMU offers free counseling services for returning veterans, civilian support staff

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University’s Counseling Clinic in the College of Education is now offering free short-term counseling services to veterans and civilian support staff who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Services include counseling to help veterans and support staff return to civilian life, job problems, career counseling and assessments, and coping with depression and anxiety. Counseling is provided by advanced graduate students in a counseling program in the College of Education Clinic, locate in the Porter Building on EMU’s main campus. Experienced faculty, who are licensed professional counselors and psychologists, will supervise all counseling.

“We offer a caring and compassionate person willing to listen, help the veterans or support staff determine what they needs might be psychologically, and offer a direction for treatment or the treatment itself as they adjust back to home life,” said Perry Francis, coordinator of counseling services in the clinic.

For more information, contact Francis at 734.487.4410.

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