Counseling Services are free and available to all students.
Parker University Counseling Center strives to meet a range of unique needs presented by college students. Committed to delivering quality care, the Parker University Counseling Center professionals provide a range of short-term mental health services to students. All students are welcome to request an appointment for an initial assessment to discuss their concerns. Clients in serious mental or emotional distress may be referred to providers trained in crisis management for stabilization.
When a student’s needs require a more intensive level of care, we partner with the student to find resources within the community. Situations that may require off-campus care include: a need, or request, to be seen at a higher frequency for individual therapy (sessions are typically every-other week); alcohol and drug addiction, eating disorders, chronic thoughts and/or attempts of self-injury and/or suicide, and treatment for aggressive or violent behavior. Parker University Counseling Center does not provide psychological testing for disability services, documentation for courses, or documentation for an emotional support animal. The DFW area has many specialized mental health resources available for students who need different services and levels of care and the counseling staff can assist students in finding appropriate services. It is the responsibility of the student to follow through with treatment.
Counseling is offered in-person or via Microsoft TEAMS from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Counseling sessions are by appointment. The counselor Jacquelyn Elbel, Ph.D., has been at Parker since the Fall of 1988. To schedule an appointment fill out the request below.
After hours counseling is offered through MyBenefitsWork (see right side of page). You will need to have a Campus Cares account and can sign up with the information on this page.
If you are in crisis:
*If life threatening--call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room
*contact 211 to find resources in your area (mobile crisis outreach team)
*call or text crisis lines:
text CONNECT to 741741
Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas--214-828-1000 or sccenter.org
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988 text, talk or chat
confidential chat at suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Trevor Project (LGBTQI): 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678
Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 press 1 or text 838255
_________________________________________________________________________________________To schedule an appointment:
Please complete the following form: https://forms.office.com/r/UgVypMHfWg
. You will need to be signed into MyParker to do so. Dr. Elbel will respond within a workday. Appointments are available in-person or on TEAMS. If you do not hear back soon please email her at email@example.com
. To talk to someone sooner please use Campus Care/My Benefits (info at top of the right column).