The staff of the University Counseling Center is a highly trained and dedicated group of individuals that are always ready to provide any assistance they can to meet your needs.
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Mary Beth Javorek ’92, Ph.D.
Director of the University Counseling Center
I’ve been working in college counseling since 1992 and feel very fortunate to have the chance to work with students here at my alma mater. I believe counseling can be a valuable, even life-changing experience for people, and I really enjoy helping students learn more about themselves through this process. The Counseling Center is a great resource on JCU’s campus and I hope you will stop by some time to check us out.
My educational background includes a B.S. in psychology and masters in community counseling from John Carroll University and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Kent State University. I’m trained in interpersonal counseling, couples therapy, and career counseling and my special interests include working with students who are experiencing anxiety/stress, academic concerns, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, and/or body image concerns.
Beena Persaud, Psy.D.
Mary Beth Kelley