Student Life

 

Welcome to the PBA Counseling Center

Our Mission

Ocean Hall

Our mission is to provide compassionate, professional, and ethical Christian counseling services to students in order for them to achieve the maximum benefit of the educational experience.


Who can seek help

Each year, many PBA students seek support and direction from the PBA Counseling Center. They come with issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, stress, disordered eating, substance abuse and other life challenges. Our staff strives to make students feel heard and encouraged through the counseling process.

 

How to make an appointment

Stop by our offices in Oceanview Hall to fill out an intake form. You can also log onto pba.medicatconnect.com to complete the three required forms to initiate counseling services.

In Case of Emergency

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)

Contact Us

Director of Counseling: Jeremy Bonta, M.S., LMHC; 
Email: jeremy_bonta@pba.edu

University Counselor: Victoria Van Wyhe , LMHC; 
Email: victoria_vanwyhe@pba.edu

Front desk phone: (561) 803-2563; email: counseling_center@pba.edu

Physical location: Oceanview Hall (next to the Campus Store) on 1000 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call the Counseling Center for holiday and school break hours.