Student Life

Welcome to the PBA Counseling Center

Our Mission

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 125 Okeechobee Hall to fill out an intake form. You can also log onto "Click on" Departments tab and then University Counseling Center link. From there you can download our intake form and drop it off at your convenience in our center.

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

University Counselor: 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).

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