Consultations and Appointments

Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule an initial counseling appointment, contact the Counseling Services office to request one of three types of appointments. 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:
    *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.

Career Counseling

Many students in college find themselves struggling to choose a career path or discover that their current degree program simply isn’t a good fit. With so many career possibilities available, it can be overwhelming to make this important choice. Career counseling can help students gain insight about career options that would be compatible with their values, abilities, and educational goals.

Students who wish to pursue career counseling at EMCC may make an initial consultation appointment (see above) to discuss concerns and allow the counselor to determine the student’s needs. If the student is interested in continuing, they will commit to an additional three sessions, to allow for assessment, exploration, and planning. Career counseling is free to all currently enrolled EMCC students, but openings are limited, so contact us soon.


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, but please be sure not to include any detailed or identifying information about the student of concern.

About the Staff

Salena King Caruso is the on-campus counselor for EMCC. Dr. King Caruso graduated with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Auburn University and has previous mental health care experience working in a college campus setting, as well as providing crisis and disaster response services. Her special clinical interests include treating adults with developmental trauma, working with first responders and their families, LGBTQ+ concerns, empowerment in first-generation college students and marginalized populations, and assessing/managing disorders of attention.