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The Counseling Center at Lynn University is committed to providing a variety of mental health and substance abuse programs and services dealing with emotional, psychological, behavioral and social issues. The intention of all services is to promote positive mental health. Lynn’s Counseling Center was recently fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc., an Alexandria, Virginia based organization of United States, Canadian and Australian counseling agencies. The center was evaluated by IACS against high standards of counseling practice and was found to offer competent and reliable professional services to its clientele. Approval by IACS is also dependent upon evidence of continuing professional development as well as demonstration of excellence of counseling performance.
IACS was established in 1972 to encourage and aid counseling agencies to meet high professional standards through peer evaluation and to inform the public about counseling services that are competent and reliable.

What we do

• Counseling Center services are free of charge to all registered students.
• Individual and group therapy sessions are available on a weekly basis.
• Issues dealt with in the Counseling Center include but are not limited to: depression, stress/anxiety, relationships, alcohol and drug abuse, emotional support, family issues, eating disorders.
• Off-campus referrals for local treatment providers are available to any client who would be more appropriately served by other specialized and/or intensive mental health services.
• Psychiatric evaluations for medication may be arranged on campus, for students receiving on-campus counseling services, or be directed to qualified, off-campus, private practitioners.
• Psycho-education events are provided to the campus community.
• Alcohol and other drug education, prevention, assessment, counseling and referrals are provided.
• An on-campus student internship is offered each semester.
• Evaluation of prevention education programs is conducted in conjunction with faculty and other campus departments.

Contact us

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 Farrell, LMHC, kfarrell@lynn.edu                   
561-237-7121  

Mark Levinsky, LMHC, mlevinsky@lynn.edu               
561-237-7411 
 
Administrative Assistant
561-237-7139