Emily Eichhorn, M.S., LPC-S

Director of Counseling Services, UAH Counseling Center

Biography

Emily gained her clinical experience in various settings, including inpatient and outpatient treatment centers. She began her career working in a residential treatment facility for adolescents and held various positions throughout her tenure, allowing her the opportunity to broaden her skills in group and individual therapy. Later, she worked in a hospital setting, giving her extensive experience in crisis intervention with clients of all ages and a broad spectrum of diagnoses. Additionally, she has worked with a variety of substance abuse programs with clients of all ages. Over the years, Emily has had experience with clients of various socioeconomic, age, and gender differences having interpersonal problems, life transitions, grief and trauma issues, academic development matters, and emotional/behavioral concerns.

Counseling Philosophy

Emily views counseling and therapy as a personal journey of self-exploration to enhance a client’s sense of self-worth and to help them function successfully in today’s culture. Clients need to grow in their level of self-understanding and self-awareness. As a counselor, she does not act as a self-appointed expert, but rather a guide to enhance the experience and allow the clients to improve their insight and new tools to gain a more positive outlook on life and their general situation. She strives to offer new perspectives to her clients and help identify, develop, and mobilize a client’s resources to successfully solve their own problems and meet the challenges they face head on.


Favorite Quotes

“Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.”          – Satchel Paige

Favorite Book

Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein

Favorite Movies and TV Shows

Movie: The Breakfast Club

TV: Friends

Hobbies

I spend time with my family; watch my boys play ball; read; swim; binge on TV or movies.

What's your favorite thing about working at UAH?

I love how close the staff at the Counseling Center is and how we have the leeway to be creative in how we reach the students.  Dressing up TED (our golf cart) and getting the attention of the students is truly fun!.

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?

To be able to transport myself to anywhere in the blink of an eye.

What is something about you that would surprise others?

I have gone to professional wrestling shows and hung out with the wrestlers afterwards.