University Counseling Center

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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.

Here for You

Every year, students struggle with any number of issues for which they seek help. Some of these issues may include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship struggles
  • Disordered eating
  • Substance abuse
  • Other life challenges.

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.

A Simple Process

To access our services, just stop by our offices in 125 Okeechobee Hall and fill out an intake form. Or you may also log onto pba.medicalconnect and complete the three required forms to initiate counseling services. Our staff will provide any assistance you may need throughout this process.

Supportive Professionals

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.

Director of Counseling: Jeremy Bonta, M.S., LMHC; 

University Counselor: Victoria Van Wyhe , LMHC; 

Front desk phone: (561) 803-2563; email:

Physical location: 125 Okeechobee Hall (next to the Rinker Center for Experiential Learning and the Rinker Companies Office on the west side of Okeechobee Hall).

Please contact the Center for holiday and school break hours.

For Emergencies

In the case of an emergency, please access the following resources

During business hours

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.

After hours

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.

Additional resources

  • 24-hour Mobile Crisis Team: (561) 383-5777
  • Palm Beach Crisis Line: 211
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 237-8255 or (800) 784-2433

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
 (561) 840-6040 (5 miles from PBA)