Centenary College Counseling Center

College life is full of opportunities but it can also be a stressful time. Even the most self-reliant student might have difficulties negotiating academic, interpersonal and emotional concerns and would benefit from speaking with a professional.

The Counseling Center works directly with students in overcoming difficulties that may interfere with defining and accomplishing educational and personal goals. Our staff is available for consultation to students, faculty, and staff who are concerned about the well-being of students.

Our appointments are free of charge and completely confidential.

Counseling Services

Counseling for Individuals
Individual counseling sessions may be scheduled at the Counseling Center while school is in session. Appointments are available during office hours (9 to 5) and can be made to accommodate the student's schedule. Sessions typically last for 50 minutes. Services are free and confidential.

Couples Counseling
Counseling is available to couples when both are students of the college.

Crisis Assistance
The professional staff of the Counseling Center in conjunction with the staff of the Dean of Students Office is available to respond to mental health emergencies 24 hours a day.

For emergencies during office hours please call extension 2125.
After hours please call 908-852-1400 extension 0 and ask for the on-call person.

Consultation is offered to faculty and staff who seek guidance and support regarding concerns they may have for a student or group of students.

Educational Outreach Programs
 Educational programs are scheduled regularly throughout the academic year on a variety of topics including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, alcohol and post traumatic stress.  To request a program, please call the Counseling Center at ext. 2125.

Online Services
The Counseling Center offers anonymous online screenings for depression, anxiety, mood disorders and PTSD.

The staff of the Counseling Center maintains a network of referrals to outside mental health professionals and other helpful resources.

Contact us:

Director & Staff

Lorna S. Farmer, MSW, LCSW, Director
605 Grand Avenue
Phone: 908-852-1400 ext. 2125
Email: farmerl@centenarycollege.edu

Mikolaya Nynka, LPC
605 Grand Avenue
Phone: 908-852-1400 ext. 2128
Email: nynkam@centenarycollege.edu

Angela Oberhelman, LPC
605 Grand Avenue
Phone: 908-852-1400 ext 2425
Email: oberhelmana@centenarycollege.edu

Dr Karen Stage Opdyke, M.D.
Consulting Psychiatrist
Phone: 908-852-1400 ext. 2125

Kristin Soriano, Intern
MSW candidate, Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work
605 Grand Avenue
Phone: 908-852-1400 ext. 2489

Pat DiMarco
Administrative Assistant
605 Grand Avenue
Phone 908-852-1400 ext. 2125

To make an appointment you may call ext. 2125 or email Counselingcenter@centenarycollege.edu

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Contact Information

Office Hours: 9am to 5pm
Location: The Wellness Center for Counseling and Health - 605 Grand Avenue

Lorna S. Farmer, MSW, LCSW
Director of the Counseling Center
The Wellness Center for Counseling and Health
605 Grand Avenue
Phone: 908-852-1400 ext. 2125
Email: farmerl@centenarycollege.edu


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