Counseling Services

Elon Student Counseling Services is located in the R.N. Ellington Center for Health & Wellness on south campus at 301 S O’Kelly Avenue.  Office hours are 8:30 a.m.. – 4:30 p.m.., Monday – Friday (the last appointment is scheduled for 4:00).  Students who need transportation from anywhere on campus may contact the Office of Student Health & Wellness, 8:00 a.m.. to 4:00 p.m.., Monday - Friday. Parking is also available in the south campus lot next to the Ellington Center.

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.
College is a time of change, growth and transition.  The emphasis is on learning during this time in your life, but college is also a time to explore your ability to cope with stress, adapt to change, form relationships, balance work and play, and make personal decisions.

Counseling Services provides crisis intervention to students in psychological distress.  Counseling Services provides psychological support, counseling and clinical collaboration for Elon University students in the context short-term, solution-focused therapeutic modalities (usually 1-4 sessions).  Counselors utilize a brief, strengths-based model in their work with students. Counselors refer students who need more long-term, specific, or comprehensive care to a variety of clinical practitioners in the community including:  psychiatry disordered eating specialists, addictions specialists, psychotherapists, and other practitioners who can assist students in “longer term” or more complex clinical work.

The Counseling Center staff welcomes phone calls from parents.  Please note that student health and counseling records are confidential and can only be release with the signed permission of the student.

How to reach Us

Phone: (336) 278-7280
Fax: (336) 538-6506
Mail: Campus Box 2040, Elon, NC 27244-2040

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


If a student is experiencing a counseling emergency (risk of harm to self or others at any time), Call 9-1-1 for immediate assistance.

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.  If students have a counseling crisis or non-emergency, they should contact Counseling Services during normal business hours (Monday-Friday- 8:00 am until 5:00 pm) or Campus Safety and Security at (336) 278-5555 in the evenings and on weekends. There is a counselor on call for student crisis, after hours and on weekends.

Student visits to the Counseling Center are free of charge. However, students who must miss a scheduled appointment with Counseling Services 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.