Counseling Services

Counseling Services provides brief, strengths-based psychological support and crisis intervention to address the emotional, social and academic needs of Elon University students.

Mission Statement:
The mission of Counseling Services is to participate in the educational mission of Elon University by:  providing brief counseling services that help students achieve their academic and personal goals; educating the campus community about the psychological and developmental needs of students through outreach programming and consultation; and responding to the psychological effects of crisis impacting individual students and the campus community.

Diversity Statement:
Elon's Counseling Services is committed to embracing diversity in all its forms as a core value of our agency.  We are a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, and multi-theoretical staff striving to provide culturally competent clinical services and community interventions  We are dedicated to promoting an environment of respect and appreciation for the race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, age, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, physical/mental ability, and socioeconomic status of all students.  We aim to provide a safe, welcoming and affirming environment for all persons who utilize our services.

How to reach Us

Counseling Services is located in the R.N. Ellington Center for Health & Wellness on south campus at 301 S O'Kelley Avenue.

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m... - 5:00 p.m..., Monday through Friday (See appointment information below)

Phone: (336) 278-7280
Mail: Campus Box 2040, Elon, NC 27244-2040

Note:  Parking is available in the south campus lot next to the Ellington Center.  Students can arrange for shuttle transportation to the Ellington Center from anywhere on campus by calling (336-) 278-7200, 8:00 a.m...- 4:00 p.m..., Monday through Friday.  It is important that you call ahead if you have a scheduled meeting.

Please be sure to visit our Confidentiality page for information about e-mail.


Counseling Services provides services on an appointment-only basis, except in the event of an emergency. To schedule an appointment with Counseling Services please call (336) 278-7280. From August through May, appointments are available Monday- Thursday, 8:00 a.m... to 4:30 p.m... (the last appointment is usually scheduled for 3:30 p.m..). On Friday Counseling Services is available from 8:30 a.m... to 4:00 p.m... (the last general appointment will be 3:00 p.m...); exceptions will be call-ahead emergencies.

If a student is experiencing a psychological emergency that is life threatening or involves imminent danger (risk of harm to self or others at any time), call 9-1-1 for immediate assistance. If students are experiencing a psychological crisis, they should contact Counseling Services during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.. - 5:00 p.m..) or Campus Safety and Police at 336-278-5555 to reach the counselor on call in the evenings and weekends.

Student visits to the Counseling Services are free of charge. However, students who must miss a scheduled appointment  should call ahead to cancel or reschedule the appointment. There will be a $ 35.00 charge for “no shows” for appointmentswhich have not been canceled or rescheduled prior to the appointment. This charge will be added to the student account. Students may cancel appointments by calling (336) 278-7280 or e-mail our Program Assistant, Linda Springs at  Please indicate if you would like to reschedule your appointment.

Summer Hours:
Please note that services are limited during the summer (June and July). There is no program assistant in the office during the summer, therefore when you call the office please leave your name and contact information.  The Director will check messages and is available by appointment only during summer months to provide consultation and referral services.