School Counseling Services & Mental Health

Students attending school away from home may experience stress and pressures that may interfere with their wellbeing and learning. Interlochen offers psychological and mental health support for students through on-campus professionals as well as virtual and off-campus partnerships. 

In addition to our on-campus School Counselors, we have a partnership with telecounseling service HelloHERO and local Traverse City providers for students looking for longer term treatment from providers who are not associated with Interlochen. Learn more at Counseling Services: Off-Campus Providers & Telecounseling. Arts Academy students also have free access to 24/7 support through the Ulliance Student Life Advisor Program by calling a consultant or accessing the Student Life Advisor Well-Being Portal. The Ulliance phone number is 800-448-8326.

Our licensed School Counselors are eager to meet with you and help identify stresses, and to work with you to establish healthy mental attitudes to facilitate growth and wellbeing.

For questions about class schedules or college counseling, please see your Academic and College Counselor.

School Counselors and Student Support Team

Michael Kern

Michael Kern, Ph.D.

Director of Student Support Services

231.276.4895 231.276.4895
Megan Emmendorfer

Megan Emmendorfer, LLMSW

School Counselor/Social Worker

231.276.7407 231.276.7407
Amanda Gillis

Amanda Gillis, LLPC

Licensed School Counselor

231.276.7483 231.276.7483
Julia Kirby

Julia Kirby, LLMSW

School Counselor/Social Worker

231.276.4853 231.276.4853

Off-Campus Providers

Interlochen students also have access to off-campus providers and telecounseling services.

Off-Campus Providers & Telecounseling