Counseling Staff

Gary Robinson, Director of Counseling Services

Gary is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). He holds degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and the State University of New York at Albany. Gary’s professional interests include the management of depression and anxiety symptoms, substance abuse, crisis and critical incident stress de-briefing, and cross cultural counseling. He is a co-founder of P3 Mental Health Advisors and the co-author of The Daily Brew: A 365-Day Guided Journal.

Email: robinsong@hartwick.edu
Phone: 607-431-4420


Tara L. Clifford, Counselor

Tara Clifford, Counselor

As a Nationally Certified Counselor with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Tara enjoys working with students facing issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, perfectionism, stress/burnout, relationship concerns, and trauma. By utilizing an individualized approach, Tara focuses on building a trusting and non-judgmental environment where students can feel free to discuss what is on their mind and work towards meeting their goals. In her free time, Tara enjoys doing yoga, watching Netflix, and spending time with her cat Milo.

Email: cliffordt@hartwick.edu
Phone: 607-431-4420


Randa Dekker, Hartwick College Counselor

Randa Dekker, Counselor

Randa is an MSW candidate at the Boston University School of Social Work. She has several years’ of direct service experience in the social work field and specializes in interpersonal violence (IPV) and crisis management. Randa is also a published recording artist and model, having released three full-length albums and modeled for several lifestyle and beauty campaigns. She has a passion for holistic health and is building a niche private practice specializing in working with individuals in the music, film and creative industries. Randa hopes to combine best practices in the social work field with her own creative and innovative healing techniques to assist others in their unique healing processes.

Email: dekkerr@hartwick.edu
Phone: 607-431-4420


Anita Hopson, Hartwick College Counselor

Anita Hopson, Counselor

Anita is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). Anita graduated from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University in 2015, and is interested in obtaining a Doctorate of Social Work (DSW). Her doctoral research interest is the development of narcissistic personality disorder from birth to adulthood. Outside of her office, Anita co-coaches a nationally ranking Step team who has competed in several states including Missouri, Illinois, Florida, and Georgia to name a few. Anita believes the theory that her story is one to be shared and welcomes every opportunity to educate and support others. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and an avid traveler. Anita has training in various fields including substance use disorders, anger management, harm reduction, depressive disorders, and more.

Email: hopsona@hartwick.edu
Phone: 607-431-4420


Jean Van Kingsley

Jean Van Kingsley, MS, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Jean holds a Masters’ degree in Family Practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (RN) and a post master’s degree as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NPP); she holds board certification in both. She has worked in a large variety of health settings throughout her career with all age groups and populations.

Jean provides psychiatric medication management to Hartwick students engaged in treatment. She is on campus a limited number of hours per week at the counseling center; students must obtain a referral from one of the counselors to meet with Jean.

Email: vankingsleyj@hartwick.edu
Phone: 607-431-4420


Jessica Wintringham, Hartwick College Counselor

Jessica Wintringham, Counselor

Jessica is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker who received her degree from SUNY Albany. Jessica’s professional interests include helping students through difficult transitions and treating ongoing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and trauma. Jessica works with students to create a holistic plan for wellness–that may include exercise, balancing social and academic responsibilities, and plenty of sleep. Jessica’s own wellness plan includes spending time with friends, taking walks in the woods and escaping into a good book.

Email: wintringhamj@hartwick.edu
Phone: 607-431-4420


Sandy Rorick, Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Sandy is the initial contact person at the Counseling Center. She wears many hats, but her primary role includes answering the phone, greeting students when they arrive, and scheduling appointments. Sandy is also the Administrative Assistant/Secretary for the Health Center; she is responsible for the entire Perrella Wellness Center building.

Email: counselingcenter@hartwick.edu
Phone: 607-431-4420

 

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