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Student Counseling Center

The College-Wide Student Counseling Center provides free services and programs to help students maintain their emotional well-being to achieve their educational goals. Services are limited to crisis intervention, mental health assessment, brief therapy (4-6 sessions) and community referrals.

Services are confidential and free of charge to enrolled students and can be arranged on all campuses. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Lake Worth Center at 561-868-3980.


Office Locations & Hours

Lake Worth - SCA 103 (across from Public Safety Bldg)

Monday - Thursday  9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday  9:00am - 5:00pm

Palm Beach Gardens - Wellness Center, SC 123

Monday - Thursday
Please call for appointment 561-868-3980

Boca Raton - BT 125.2

Monday - Thursday
Please call for appointment 561-868-3980


Meet Our Director

 

JeannieDirectorJeannie Hoban, LCSW
College-Wide Counseling Center, Director

Jeannie is the director at the College-Wide Counseling Center here at Palm Beach State and an Associate Professor. Jeannie is a product of PBSC and also holds a Master Degree in Social Work from Florida International University. Jeannie is a Licensed Social Worker for the State of Florida, as well as a qualified supervisor for MSW/MFT licensure under the Florida Department of Health.

"Treatment is not just fixing what is broken; it is nurturing what is best within ourselves." (Seligman, 1999)

 

The Counseling Center staff is composed of dedicated and passionate counselors:

Meet the Counselors:

 

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Juliet Eaton, Registered Intern, MSW

Julie is a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern and tutor in the Palm Beach State College English Writing Lab. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work at Florida Atlantic University. Julie has experience in independent living skill training and elder care, along with counseling adolescents and adults with disabilities. She looks forward to helping students recognize their potential and gain the confidence to fulfill it.

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – Henry Ford


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Olga Grinfeld, Registered Intern, MSW

Olga received part of her bachelor degree in English literature in Upstate NY, University of New Paltz. She transferred down to Florida Atlantic University and completed her Bachelors in English in 2015. She discovered a large community of recovery in south Florida and decided to pursue her goal of becoming a counselor in the field of addictions. She intends to continue her education and pursue a Doctorate in Social Work to conduct research specific to addiction.


Brittany

Brittany Muller, Registered Intern, MSW

Brittany has her B.A. in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University. Brittany is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work at Florida Atlantic University. Post-graduation, Brittany plans to complete her Licensure in Clinical Social Work.

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment “Everything will be ok when you are ok with everything” - Michael Singer


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Jessica Evans,   MSW Intern/FAU

Jessica is in her final year of the Master of Social Work program at Florida Atlantic University. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jessica has experience working in major mental health on a crisis stabilization unit and in a co-occurring substance abuse and mental health treatment center offering multi-levels of care. Jessica has a passion for supporting college students and hopes to work in the college setting after graduation.

“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed, it means the damage no longer controls our lives.” - Akshay Dubey


Ross

Ross A. Fallacaro, MSW Intern/FAU

Ross is a veteran of the United States Air Force who served honorably from 2000-2006.  Ross is an Alumni of Palm Beach State College and graduated with his A.S. in Human services, as well as his general A.A in.  Ross finished his Bachelors of Social Work from Florida Atlantic University and is currently finishing his Masters of Social Work.  Ross has worked in the field of mental health--at some capacity--for over six-years.

“Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you…” Carl Jung

It is the soldier, not the poet, who gives us freedom of speech, It's the soldier, not the reporter, who gives us freedom of the press, it's the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us freedom to protest. It's the soldier who serves beneath the flag, who salutes the flag and whose coffin is drapped  by the flag who gives the demonstrators the right to burn the flag.


Veronica

Veronica McClain, MSW Intern/FAU

Veronica received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University, where she is currently enrolled in the advanced standing Master’s program for Social Work. Veronica has experience working in substance abuse treatment, nursing homes, and was most recently a counselor at a middle school working with children transitioning to new stages in their academic journey. She is excited to help fellow college students navigate and grow through the unique challenges and experiences one may be facing.

“The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves” –Shirley MacLaine


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Juhi Singh, MSW Intern/FAU

Juhi graduated simultaneously with her high school diploma and General Education AA degree from Palm Beach State College. She then obtained her Bachelors of Social Work degree at Florida Atlantic University and is currently in FAU's Advanced Standing Masters of Social Work program. She plans to become an LCSW and loves working with the students here at Palm Beach State.


Confidentiality & Consent

As a client of the Counseling Center, you have the right to strict confidentiality and no information about your case will be released without your prior written authorization.  The right to confidentiality may be waived, in your counselor's professional opinion, if you meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Your counselor believes that you pose a serious & immediate danger to yourself or others; he/she will take protective actions.  These actions may include seeking hospitalization for you, notifying any potential victim(s), and/or notifying the police.

  • Your counselor has reason to believe that a child or vulnerable adult is being neglected or abused.  The law requires that the situation be reported to the appropriate state agency.

  • The issue of your mental health is raised in court proceedings.  In this case, your records may be ordered to be released by a judge.

  • You are under 18 years of age.  In this case, please be aware that the law provides your parents the right to examine your treatment records.  Before giving your parents any information we will discuss the matter with you, if possible, and do our best to handle any objections you may have with what we are prepared to discuss.

 

Students of Concern Confidentiality Exception

Confidentiality may be extended to the Dean of Students or Threat Assessment Committee under circumstances warranting such discussion for the purpose of Threat Assessment or Safety Concerns as described in the Student Handbook.

 

Community Resources
211 Phone: 211 www.211palmbeach.org
Alcoholics Anonymous Phone: 561-655-5700 www.aa-palmbeachcounty.org
Anger Management Phone: 561-832-3828 www.angermgmt.org
Comprehensive AIDS Program Phone: 561-472-2466 www.cappbc.org
Domestic Abuse Phone: 800-403-9353 www.avdaonline.org
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Phone: 561-688-3000 www.pbso.org
Psych Center (on-line assessment)   http://psychcentral.com
South County Mental Health Center Phone: 561-737-8400 www.scmhcinc.org
Narcotics Anonymous Phone: 561-881-2690 www.palmcoastna.org
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