About the Center

What is the Center for Counseling & Psychological Services?

The Counseling Center is a part of the university Student Affairs Division. Our major goal is to provide services to students to help them grow and develop emotionally. Individual counseling is offered, as well as small groups that are occasionally formed for mutual support and shared learning.

Where is the Counseling Center located?

The Center for Counseling & Psychological Services is located in The Landon Student Union, Rm. 105. Visit our Campus Map for directions

When is the Counseling Center open?

The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services is open Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (closed during lunch from 12p.m. to 1 p.m.) The office is closed on weekends, holidays and during campus closings.

Who is eligible for Counseling Services?

All currently registered students are eligible for free services.

How does a student make an appointment?

Students can either walk in during office hours to make an appointment or telephone the Counseling Center at 305-899-3950. It is not recommended that students use email to send data due to its limited confidential nature.

Does the Counseling Center provide Consultation and Crisis Intervention?

Any full or part-time undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled at Barry University is eligible for a confidential counseling appointment. During this appointment, the counselor and the student will discuss counseling options which may include individual, group or couples counseling at the Counseling Center or within the community. All services provided by the Counseling Center are confidential and free of charge. The Counseling Center staff is well qualified to deal with emergencies. The Center has 24-hour cell phone coverage for students living on campus. Commuter students are entitled to crisis services during normal weekday hours. During weekends or after hours, commuter students experiencing a crisis are advised to call the Switchboard of Miami in Dade at 305-358-HELP, or the Crisis Hotline in Broward, "First Call For Help," at 954-467-6333.

How Long is a Session?

Sessions usually last 50 minutes. Please arrive 15 minutes early for the first appointment to fill out relevant paperwork.

How do I Get The Most Out of Counseling?

Think about your overall purpose; be completely honest (otherwise you are wasting your time); be willing to take a close look at yourself... your attitudes, behaviors, and feelings.

Is this Confidential?

Without a signed release of information from the student/client, the counselor may not discuss any specifics of the student/client's situation nor confirm whether a student is receiving counseling services.

Confidentiality may be broken to protect the safety of you or others. Exceptions to confidentiality are:

  • A student poses clear and imminent danger to self or another
  • Neglect or abuse to the individual or others
  • A court-ordered subpoena that requires the counselor to release information
  • Consultation with other Counseling Center counselors for clinical purposes

Are there educational programs available?

Educational programs are available to students, faculty, and staff for information and support. Some of the topics on which programs may be offered include:

  • Stress & Time Management
  • Body Image Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Family Issues
  • Physical, Sexual, Emotional Abuse
  • Rape or Date Rape
  • Difficulty Concentrating or Studying
  • Loneliness
  • Problems with Sleeping or Eating
  • Identity Issues
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Self-Esteem
  • Substance Abuse
  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Communication Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Depression
  • Dealing with Anxiety