Counseling Services are free and available to all students and their spouses.
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.
During the pandemic, counseling is offered 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.
After hours counseling is offered through ComPsych and MyBenefitsWork (see right side of page).
To schedule an appointment
send Dr. Elbel via email with the following information: name, program, tri, type help needed (generally), several times you are available, urgency level. firstname.lastname@example.org
. She will get back to you quickly to set up an appointment!