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Counseling between an adult and a teen

Student Counseling Center

May is Mental Health Awareness and Trauma Informed Care Month

Check out some links to resources that you may find helpful.

Thursday, May 19 - Get Your Green on! 

Take pictures wearing your green in support of Mental Health Awareness and upload it to social media.

Don't forget to tag us on Facebook or Instagram at @PBSCWellbeing. You can also tag Palm Beach County at @gygopbc


Counseling Center Events

COVID-19 & Counseling Center Updates 

In response to the continuing Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns in the United States, the Counseling Center is working to clarify how this may affect access to mental health services for our students and making necessary changes. Updates to services will be posted as they become available. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Helpful Articles:


  • Palm Beach County: Funding Available: Palm Beach County Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability hereby announce the availability of Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus funds (CDBG-CV) to provide financial assistance to income eligible households, impacted by COVID19, who are delinquent in their first mortgage and escrow payments (PITI).  Additionally, funding may assist with second mortgages, late fees, condominium and homeowners' association payments, special assessments, and other mortgage associated costs related to COVID-19.  |  Learn More
  • Helpful Community Resources: Children’s Services Council has compiled an ongoing list of local resources that Palm Beach County families may find helpful in these uncertain times.  |  View Resources

Knowledge is key when you're trying to understand why you feel a certain way. Learn more about issues you may be struggling with and tips on how you can cope.

Visit our Information and Self-care webpage




The Student Counseling Center provides services and programs to help students maintain their emotional well-being in order to achieve their educational goals.


Are you facing any of these issues?

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Abuse

Please contact us for support! Counseling is available on all five campuses. Bilingual counselors are available and we offer a variety of support groups to meet students needs.

Call to schedule an appointment with one of our talented counselors now.

Phone: 561-868-3980


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Campus Locations:

  • Boca Raton: BT 125
  • Belle Glade: By Appointment Only
  • Lake Worth: SCA 103
  • Loxahatchee Groves: LGA 101
  • Palm Beach Gardens: SC 123

After hours & need help?

Call 211 and speak to a trained professional in your area.

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.


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.

 Robin Russo

Robin Russo, LCSW

Director of Student Well Being

Robin has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker within the State of Florida for since 2000.  She has been a qualified supervisor for both student interns and post graduate interns seeking full licensure within the state of Florida for almost as long.  Over the years Robin has acted in various professional capacities including board membership of the national organization SHARE, Pregnancy and Infant Loss; Florida State Representative of the National Perinatal Social Worker Association; member of the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Board of Palm Beach County as well as the Child Fatality Review Board of Palm Beach County.  

Robin has advanced training and or certification in such modalities as EMDR, TIR, DBT, Hypnotherapy, and Clinical Sexology.  She has acted in a Clinical Director role in Substance Abuse Treatment facilities and as Program Coordinator for a specialized programming in the Hospice setting.  Robin brings a unique background to mental health care in that she also has a degree in Physical Education/Exercise Science and believes the strong connection between mind and body in maintaining optimal health.  She maintains a small private practice focused on women’s issues and supervision.


Groups are available across all campuses on the CORQ app - just search "counseling"

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You can RSVP in the CORQ app! Should you run into any issues or have questions, please give us a call.

Phone: 561-868-3980 



There are a number of services and support programs for the PBSC community and students. Find resources in the following areas:

  • Addiction
  • Crisis Stabilization
  • Dating/Domestic Violence/Stalking
  • HealthCare
  • Housing/ Food Insecurity
  • LGBTQ support
  • Mental Health
  • Veteran's Services 

Knowledge is key when you're trying to understand why you feel a certain way. Learn more about issues you may be struggling with and tips on how you can cope.


*PLEASE NOTE: Mobile Health Clinic services are suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Uninsured students and staff may receive health services from the Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s Mobile Health Clinic.

Services offered are:

  • Primary care services such as physical exams and chronic disease management treatment (diabetes, hypertension, etc.)
  • Preventative care such as colorectal and cervical cancer screenings, mammogram referrals, etc.
  • Behavioral health services such as screenings and psychiatric and addiction treatment  

For more information click here.


The Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s Mobile Health Clinic will come to the Lake Worth campus on the fourth Thursday of each month unless the College is closed. It will be parked in front of the Public Safety Training Center.

How do I make an appointment?

Both uninsured students and staff may receive health services.

To make an appointment, please call the Counseling Center at 561-868-3980.

From there, you must visit the Center in SCA103 at the Lake Worth Campus to fill out paperwork before being escorted to the clinic.



The Panther Pantry provides support to PBSC students experiencing food insecurities by supplying them with the basic food and toiletries they need.


Panther’s Closet is a thrift shop located on the Lake Worth campus that is open to all current students, faculty and staff. Shop great bargains for only a $1 each!


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