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Community Counseling Services

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The mission of Community Counseling Services is to provide supervised counseling opportunities for advanced graduate students, and affordable and confidential services to residents of Emporia and the surrounding communities.

Services Currently Available


Hope Group: This counseling and support group is for individuals with an acquired brain injury (e.g., head injury or stroke) and those who experience similar neurological challenges.

Parenting Group: This six-week workshop-style group provides practical skills and effective methods of communication to make parenting children of any age less stressful and more rewarding.

Groups are limited to 10 participants each. Participants are asked to arrive promptly at the scheduled time for their group. Notice of 24 hours is requested where absence will be unavoidable.

Counselor Qualifications

CCS provides practice experiences for advanced graduate students in training at Emporia State University. Any student providing CCS services has completed preparatory graduate-level counseling coursework before being allowed to provide services. All counselors-in-training are supervised by licensed and experienced counseling faculty.


Counselors are not permitted to work with individuals with whom they are personally acquainted, or to be involved in any observations or discussions regarding clients with whom they are personally acquainted. Because CCS is a training facility, counselors are required to record sessions for faculty supervision. Strict confidentiality guidelines are followed for all client files, recordings, and communications. Documents are kept in locked file cabinets and encrypted digital files. Students are aware that any violation of confidentiality may be grounds for removal from the program.


The Earl Center
1601 State Street
Emporia, KS 66801

The Earl Center is a building located west of the ESU campus, across State Street from Hammond Park. The upper level (the main entrance at ground level upon driving into the parking lot), houses CCS as well as the ESU Department of Counselor Education. The lower level is occupied by the Jones Institute for Educational Excellence. Free parking is available throughout the parking lot; spaces marked blue or orange require a parking permit.


For more information or to join one of the groups, please call the dedicated CCS phone line, 620-341-5799.