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 and Hours

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

Monday - Thursday       9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday                             9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

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 Counselors

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

Jeannie 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)

JeannieDirector

Job Brunat, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Job completed his M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He also holds a B.A. in Criminology and a B.A. in Sociology from FAU. He began here as an intern and is now currently licensed as an LMHC by State of Florida. He has experience in child welfare as well as student conduct in higher education, in addition to his diverse experiences in mental health counseling. He was most recently a therapist at a homeless shelter for adolescence and young adults. He loves supporting students who are experiencing challenges, seeking personal growth, and everything in between.

"The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem." –A quote from Captain Jack Sparrow

Job

Janice Griffin, MSW
Clinical Social Worker, Registered Intern

Janice earned a Masters in Social Work and a B.A. in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University. Janice’s prior internship was in the Mobile Crisis Unit at Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health. The experience gained in crisis intervention gave Janice a good foundation to work in a clinical setting. She will bring a plethora of life experiences to her career in Social Work.

“Everything will be ok when you are ok with everything” -Michael Singer

Janice

HavreDe Hill, M.S.
Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Registered Intern

HavreDe has her B.A. in Women's Studies from the University of Florida and recently graduated with her M.S. in Mental Health Counseling at Lynn University. HavreDe plans to complete her state internship hours under supervision in order to earn her state license in Mental Health Counseling.

"Counseling is a personal journey toward hope, healing, and self-acceptance. It is an honor for me to be a part of your journey."

HavreDe


Confidentiality and 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

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