University 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.

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The Counseling Center
Wednesdays Starting November 20, 2019
2:00pm to 3:00pm

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 Centenary University.

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.


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.


Most Wednesdays from 3pm-4pm in the SAC the Counseling Center offers Mind Spa, creative arts projects proven to reduce stress and improve your mood. Check centenaryuniversitycounseling on Instagram for the schedule and projects.

For Walk-In Hours

12:30pm – 1:30pm and 3:00pm – 4:00pm Monday through Friday (no appointment necessary)

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

Mental Health First Aid Training

Staff of the Counseling Center are trainers in Mental Health First Aid for adults, adolescents and for the higher education. If you are interested in current offering please contact us through:

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

Lorna S. Farmer, MSW, LCSW, Director

Phone: 908-852-1400 ext. 2125

Mikolaya Nynka, LPC

Phone: 908-852-1400 ext. 2128

Narda Ludena, MA/Ed.S-LMFT

Phone: 908-852-1400 ext 2425

Dr Karen Stage Opdyke, M.D., Consulting Psychiatrist

Phone: 908-852-1400 ext. 2125

Pat DiMarco, Administrative Assistant

Phone: 908-852-1400 ext. 2125