Emily Ribnik | March 20, 2017 | Kent State University

Familiar Face

Emily Ribnik

Clinical Mental Health Counselor and A.L.I.C.E. Instructor 
Counseling Services
Stark Campus

job description:

As the clinical mental health counselor, I run Counseling Services and all of its duties and activities. The primary focus of my job is to provide direct mental health care to Kent State University at Stark students. I also provide consultations and assistance to faculty and staff, run awareness programs and initiatives and coordinate the A.L.I.C.E. trainings for the Stark Campus.

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

April 2011

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

I previously worked in emergency psychiatric services for five years before returning to Kent State in 2011.

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

The people make the place! Ever since I was a student employee in Residence Services, it really has been the people that have been the best part of Kent State University. Being around others who genuinely love their jobs, believe in what they do and challenge themselves and everyone around them is fantastic! 

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

I used to work for Kent State University as a student employee in Residence Services while I finished both my B.A. and my M.Ed., so I already knew how great the people and programs were here (at all of the campuses).  I had wanted to get back into working in higher education, and when this position posted five years ago, I knew I had to apply!

RESIDES IN:

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

HOMETOWN:

New Jersey

EDUCATION:

B.A. in Psychology and M.Ed. in Counseling from Kent State University. Currently a student in the Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral program at Kent State University

HOBBIES:

Anything and everything Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Criminal Minds, lots and lots of reading (love my Kindle app), crochet and spending time with my family and fur-kids!