PBA’s counseling services are in place to assist students who may be struggling with any number of issues. Our top priority is to be there for any and all students who may need counseling and offer them the compassionate, ethical, Christian support to help them through whatever situation they may be facing.
Every year, students struggle with any number of issues for which they seek help. Some of these issues may include:
That’s what the University Counseling Center is here for—to ensure each student we work with feels heard, supported and counseled so they can overcome their struggles and make the most of their experience.
To access our services, just stop by our offices in Oceanview Hall and fill out an intake form. Or you may also log onto Medicatconnect and complete the three required forms to initiate counseling services. Our staff will provide any assistance you may need throughout this process.
Our top priority is to be there for any and all students who may need counseling and offer them the compassionate, ethical, Christian support to help them through whatever situation they may be facing.
Our team of counselors are experienced, compassionate and dedicated to providing you with the highest level of support. The Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please contact the Center for holiday and school break hours.
Director of Counseling: Dr. Rose Vassell, LMHC
University Counselor: Kathleen Lovanice, M.S.
University Counselor: Zeney De La Paz
Front desk phone: (561) 803-2576
Physical location: Oceanview Hall ( 1000 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401)
During business hours (M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.), students in crisis can be seen by a counselor the same day to manage the crisis or to be referred, as appropriate.
In case of a mental health emergency after regular business hours and/or on weekends, please call Campus Safety at (561) 803-2500 or 911.
If you are in crisis and need to speak with someone in person, you can go to either of the following:
The Pavilion at JFK Medical Center North Campus
2201 45th Street, West Palm Beach
Psychiatric Intake Unit Number: (561) 881-2671
Main Number: (561) 842-6141
(6.5 miles from PBA)
St. Mary’s Institute – Mental Health
901 45th Street, West Palm Beach
(5 miles from PBA)