Counseling Services On Campus


Counseling Services are free and available to all students and their spouses. The service is provided by a full-time licensed psychologist who can assist the student in the following areas:

Academic (e.g., study skills; test-taking anxiety; managing stress) Personal (e.g., self-confidence; social skills; anxiety; depression; self-esteem) Marital/Couple (e.g., communication skills; conflict resolution; lack of intimacy) Interpersonal difficulties (e.g., parent/family problems; peer conflicts)

The Office of Counseling Services is located in the Chapel which is on the 2nd floor of the Activity Center and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Counseling sessions are by appointment. The counselor is Jacquelyn Elbel, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist, and has been at Parker since the Fall of 1988.   
Find out more about Dr. Elbel here (972) 438-6932 x7155

To schedule an appointment please complete the request for counseling available under documents on this page and return it to Dr. Elbel via email or answer the questions on the document in the body of an email to her.

Center Information

  • The objective of counseling is to help clients improve their well-being, alleviate their distress, resolve their crisis and increase their ability to solve problems and make decisions. Counselors enable and facilitate psychological growth and development by helping clients better use existing resources and skills or by guiding them in developing new ways to help themselves.
  • A counseling appointment typically lasts 50 minutes, and is free to Parker University students and their spouses.
  • Your appointment times are reserved exclusively for you. If you cannot keep your appointment, please contact the office as soon as possible so that others may utilize the time. If you miss an appointment please contact the counselor to reschedule. 
  • The office telephone number is 972-438-6932 x7155; you may leave a message for Dr. Elbel on her voice mailbox at any time of the day or night. She does not check voicemail when off campus. If a crisis arises during the evening or weekend, you may contact ComPsych Guidance Resources at 1-800-272-7255.
  • You have the right to decide if you desire counseling services. If you prefer a professional from the community, we shall provide you with the names of other qualified therapists. You have the right to terminate counseling at any time without any moral or legal obligation.
  • All information revealed by you to the counselor will be kept strictly confidential and will not be revealed to any other person or agency without your written permission except those situations which by law a counselor is required to report. These include: (1) if you threaten bodily harm or death to yourself or another person; (2) if you report the physical or sexual abuse of a minor child; (3) if you report the physical or sexual abuse of an elderly person (4) if you report sexual abuse or exploitation by a mental health provider. 
  • Any complaints against a counselor may be reported to the Dean of Student Development or though the counselor's professional licensing board.