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

Phone: (336) 278-7280
Fax: (336) 278-6097
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (See appointment information below.)
Office Location: R.N. Ellington Center for Health & Wellness on south campus at 301 S O'Kelley Avenue
Mailing Address: Campus Box 2040, Elon, NC 27244-2040

Note: Parking is available in the south campus lot next to the R.N. Ellington Center.  Students can arrange for shuttle transportation from anywhere on campus by calling (336-) 278-7200, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (transportation may not be available at all times).  It is important that you call ahead if you have a scheduled meeting.

As of August 2016, Counseling Services' entrance has moved.  You will enter through the second door from the parking lot, just past Student Health Services.  Once you enter the building, walk straight through to the hallway and turn right.  Counseling Services' waiting area will be on the left. 

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 please call (336) 278-7280.  From August through May, appointments are available Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (the last appointment is usually scheduled for 4:00 p.m.).

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 assistanceIf 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 for counseling sessions at 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 counseling appointments which 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.  Please indicate if you would like to reschedule your appointment.  The no show policy for other consulting providers may vary.  Please check with that provider individually.

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.

Counseling Services at College Coffee

Counseling Services staff hosted a table at College Coffee last fall along with Kopper Top staff and their furry friends.