Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.  - Carl Jung 


A full-time licensed counselor provides services in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment at no cost to the student. Numerous books and pamphlets are offered, as well as local community resources available through referral by the counselor.  Counseling is offered free of charge to Lyon College students. If you must cancel an appointment, please notify in advance in order to open up your space for others.

The purpose of Lyon College Counseling is to help all students achieve maximum benefit from attending Lyon. Our goal is to assist students in becoming wise, mindful, and balanced adults by helping them develop interpersonal skills, intrapersonal skills, life management skills and intellectual skills. The Counseling Center strives to help students in assessing themselves, building a sense of self respect and establishing a deeper respect for others and nature. The Counseling Center supports each student in integrating all types of learning experiences and contemplating their lives holistically while applying this not only to their lives at college but also throughout the rest of their lives.

Listed below are various ways you may contact the Director of Counseling:

Located on the lowest level of Edwards Commons.

Phone: (870) 307-7277
Phone: (870) 307-7284

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Use of E-mail is not a secure form of communication; thus confidentiality cannot be ensured. 

Additionally, a short response time cannot be guaranteed due to being away
from the office for conferences, meetings, vacations, etc.

For More Information

  • Diane Ellis, Director of Counseling, Telephone: 870.307.7284
  • Jennifer Hidy Pitts, Administrative Assistant for Student Life, Telephone: 870.307.7277

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