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.
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.
Hannah holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and works with students who are experiencing challenges related to depression, anxiety, trauma, disordered eating, and self-esteem. Hannah views the therapy process as an experience that supports an individual’s journey, through building upon their strengths and resilience as well as expanding the individual’s knowledge of themselves. Hannah spends her free time enjoying live music, being with friends and family, traveling, savoring a good cup of coffee, kayaking in the river, and going on snow-shoe hikes with her dog.
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.
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.
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.