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Counseling Center

Division of Student Life and Enrollment

Kate Emmerich, M.A. Counselor

Kate Emmerich, M.A. Counselor


Kate Emmerich, LCSW

OASIS Coordinator

Staff Counselor

Kate Emmerich received her B.A. in English at the University of Vermont, her LMSW at Michigan State University, and currently holds an LMSW license. Kate previously worked for Frontier Health, providing therapy to children and families at several Johnson City elementary schools through the HEROES program. Other clinical experience includes providing individual and group counseling to adults, with special interest in working with survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence. Kate embraces an integrative, holistic framework, drawing on systems, ecological, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic theories, among others, in her client-centered approach to counseling. Kate draws on relaxation, mindfulness, and other forms of self-care to guide the healing process. Kate enjoys partnering with students to identify their strengths, explore how their past relationships, experiences and environments affect their present functioning, and implement solutions to improve quality of life and help them move from surviving to thriving. As the Program Coordinator of OASIS (Outreach and Advocacy: Sexuality Information for Students), Kate is able to realize her passion for providing education, outreach and support for students in the areas of healthy sexuality and relationships, in addition to spreading awareness about sexual assault and relationship violence on the ETSU campus. In her free time, you will find Kate wandering local nature trails, eating good food, watching movies, singing to herself, and traveling to discover new, exciting corners of this diverse and fascinating world. 


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