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The Counseling Center provides free, comprehensive mental health services for currently enrolled students dealing with emotional, psychological, behavioral, and social issues. 

The intention of all services is to promote positive mental health and more satisfying educational and life experiences.

Licensed psychotherapists are available to discuss a variety of issues including, but not limited to, depression, stress/anxiety, relationships, alcohol and drug abuse, emotional support, family issues, and eating disorders.

Lynn’s Counseling Center is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are services confidential? 
Services and records are strictly confidential.  According to Florida law, information regarding visits and records are not disclosed without written consent from the student, except in the case of a life-threatening situation.  Records are separate from all other university files and are securely maintained with the Counseling Center.
 
Why do students attend counseling?
Students consult with the Counseling Center for a wide range of concerns which include adjustment difficulties, problems in relationships, situational crises, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or substance abuse.
 
How does a student make an appointment?
Students can walk in during office hours or call the Counseling Center at 561-237-7237 in order to make an appointment.
 
What if I am concerned?

Concerned Person Report is available for anyone to submit an anonymous concern regarding a Lynn student who is having difficulty adjusting to the Lynn community and/or in need of emotional support. 

  
Additional Counseling Center FAQs can be found at the bottom right of this page.
 

Services Include

Weekly individual and group therapy sessions are held.

Alcohol and other drug education, prevention and assessment are provided.

Referrals for local treatment providers are available to any student who wishes to receive and/or would be appropriately served by other specialized and/or intensive mental health services. All providers on the list have been screened and approved by the Counseling Center. Please speak with a counselor to obtain a copy of this list. The client, not Lynn University, is responsible for arrangement and payment of services.

Psychiatric evaluations and/or medication management sessions may be arranged on campus, for students receiving on-campus counseling services, or students may be directed to qualified, off-campus, private practitioners.

Psycho-education events are provided to the campus community.     

                                                                                            

Group Counseling

In group counseling, a small number of people meet with one or two of our counselors in a group setting to help themselves and one another. Joining a group provides opportunities to learn with and from other people, to understand one's own patterns of thought and behavior and those of others, and to perceive how group members react to one another.  If you would like information regarding the current groups being offered, please call 561-237-7237.

 "We're here for you...Reaching out is a sign of strength."
 
 

Off-Campus Assistance

Referrals for local treatment providers are available to any student who wishes to receive and/or would be appropriately served by other specialized and/or intensive mental health services. All providers on the list have been screened and approved by the Counseling Center. Please speak with a counselor to obtain a copy of this list. The client, not Lynn University, is responsible for arrangement and payment of services.

 

Stop By and/or Call Us

Office location:  E. M. Lynn Residence Center (first floor, south east corner) 
Office hours:  Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Counseling Center main phone: 561-237-7237
You may also contact any of the therapists directly:

Director
Nicole Ovedia, LCSW, novedia@lynn.edu   
561-237-7140  
 
Counselors
 
Sandy Whitmer, LMHC, swhitmer@lynn.edu               
561-237-7956 

Gail DeCina, LCSW, CAP, gdecina@lynn.edu            
561-237-7468  
 
Kelly Patrick, LMHC, kpatrickl@lynn.edu                   
561-237-7121 
 
Jeff Landsman, LCSW, jlandsman@lynn.edu
561-237-7411 

Administrative Assistant
Ida Yung, iyung@lynn.edu
561-237-7139 
 
 REMEMBER:  You do not have to be in crisis to call a counselor.
              It is better to seek help when you are not sure how to make necessary
              life changes.  

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