Student Health and Counseling
Contact Parsons Center for Student
Health and Counseling
Parsons Center for Student Health and Counseling
600 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
309 College Street, Sutcliffe Hall
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch)
Thursday 7:30 a.m. to Noon – Parsons is closed on Thursday afternoons for physical health care, but open for Counseling Services
Summer: Closed – Email and Messages are checked/returned
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday 8 to 9 a.m.
After Hours Emergency
Dial 911 and give clear directions to your residence hall or call Public Safety at 859.236.4357
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24 Hours): 1.800.273.8255 (TALK)
Parsons Center for Student Health and Counseling Staff
The Parson’s staff and counselors provide a complete approach to wellness including physical and mental health issues. A Registered Nurse and Physician’s Assistant are available during regular hours. Physician Clinics are offered four days each week.
Dr. Clark is a Danville, Kentucky, native and a 1993 graduate of Georgetown College. He attended medical school at the Universtiy of Kentucky College of Medicine, graduating in 1997. He completed his Internship/Residency at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, South Carolina, in 2000. Dr. Clark then returned to Danville and joined Danville Family Physicians.
Marsha Edelen is the secretary at Parsons Student Health Center. She has been with Centre since 1998. She assists our professional staff at the student health center. Marsha is available to answer questions about student health care including immunization records, women’s health clinic, doctor’s clinics, travel clinics, and more.
Staff Congress Representative (2011 — 2014)
Dr. Ellis was raised in Benton, Kentucky, and is a graduate of Marshall County High School and a 1986 graduate of Centre College. He attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia in Atlanta, graduating in 1990. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Virginia-Chief Resident in 1993. Dr. Ellis then moved to Danville and joined Danville Family Physicians. Dr. Ellis is also the team physician for Centre Athletics.
Amanda, a Danville native, joined Centre College in August 2008. She attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem North Carolina where she earned her BA in psychology and a minor in French. She then received her MA as a physician assistant from the University of Kentucky. Amanda comes to us from Kentucky Clinic in Adolescent Medicine where she has been for the previous two years. She also worked in several emergency rooms as a physician assistant.
Ann, a Danville native, joined Centre College as a counselor September 2013. She assumed the role of Director of Counseling in the fall of 2015. Ann received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1998 and her Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis in 2003. Ann has experience as a mental health counselor at a community mental health center, a rape crisis/domestic violence agency, and an intensive in-home family services program. Prior to Centre, she worked for several non-profit agencies and in 2001 served as an international volunteer in Nicaragua. Ann is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
A native of Lincoln County, Kathy joined Parsons Student Health Center in August 2004 as the Registered Nurse. She assumed the role of Director in the fall of 2008. She has a B.S. in Education from Eastern Kentucky University. After losing a friend to AIDS, she gained an appreciation for a skilled and compassionate nurse and chose to make a career change. After earning an Associate degree in Nursing from Midway College in 2000, she worked at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center as an RN in the Critical Care Unit and Emergency Room.
Joel, a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, joined the counseling office in August 2015. Prior to attaining his masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Asbury Theological Seminary, Joel spent 9 years living and working in Romania, coordinating college age internships and working with children at risk.
He has spent the past three years providing individual, group, and family therapy, including alcohol and substance abuse treatment groups.
Mike, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, joined the counseling department in August of 2015. Mike received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brescia University in 1999 and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University in 2005. Mike has 15 years experience in mental health counseling, most recently with KVC Kentucky Behavioral Health where he worked as a mental health therapist and clinical supervisor. Mike also worked as a school counselor at Fort Logan Alternative School in Lincoln County and at Boyle County High School.