Consultations and Appointments

Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule an initial counseling appointment, contact the Counseling Services office to request an appointment. Ask for an Intake appointment if you know that you want to pursue individual or couples counseling, a Career appointment for exploration of potential majors and career options, or a Consultation appointment if you aren’t certain about your needs.

Counseling Services may be reached by:

  • Phone: 207.974.4858
    You may have to leave a message if the counselor is out of the office or speaking with another client.
  • Email: Bridget Riffel
    *Please keep in mind that email is not a secure means of communication and confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.*

You can expect that the counselor will generally return your call or email within one business day.


Consultations are available to EMCC employees and family members of students who wish to discuss mental health, substance use, and behavioral concerns regarding a student. Topics commonly addressed during consultations include:

  • Getting advice on how best to support a student who is struggling;
  • Learning how students can access counseling services;
  • Deciding if a report should be submitted to the CARE Team.

Students who wish to discuss concerns for a peer or explore the possibility of counseling for themselves may also request a consultation.

Please call 207.974.4858 to request an appointment for a consultation and mention if you would prefer a phone contact or in-person meeting. You may also email Bridget Riffel, but please be sure not to include any detailed or identifying information about the student of concern.

About the Staff

Bridget Riffel is the on-campus counselor for EMCC. Bridget graduated with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from The University of Maine. She has experience working in psychiatric settings, community-based settings, and school settings. Bridget’s approach to therapy is to make therapy and mental health needs less stigmatized and more accessible. Her focuses are on trauma and PTSD, first responders and military, self-esteem, grief, LGBTQ+, first-generation students, anxiety, and mindfulness.