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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 will respond to crises during regular business hours. After hours, ProtoCall Services will provide crisis intervention by phone. ProtoCall Services are en extension of the Counseling Center's team and are fully integrated into our systems. The next business day we will be notified of all calls so that we can provide the appropriate follow-up.

For emergencies  please call extension 2125 any time day or night

Walk-In Hour 
Monday through Friday 12:30 to 1:30, no appointment necessary.

Consultation
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.

Suicide Prevention Training
Staff of the Counseling Center are certified suicide prevention trainers. If you would like to be trained or would like to provide training to a group please contact the Counseling Center at ext. 2125

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


Referrals
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

 

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 Monday through Friday

Emergencies: Call ext. 2125 any time day or night

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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