Gary is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and is licensed to practice in New York and Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work program and holds a master of science in Counseling Psychology and an Educational Specialist Certificate from 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 member of the International Committee of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
Victoria Tarbell, Assistant Director of Counseling Services
Victoria is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York State; she earned a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the State University of New York at Albany. Her undergraduate degree is in Psychology with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis, which she earned at Binghamton University. Victoria is nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and has extensive training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Her professional interests also include mood and anxiety disorders, dating and sexual violence, grief counseling, self acceptance work, personal identity development, and women’s issues. Victoria is the current staff advisor to Hartwick’s Women’s Center and NAMI on Campus.
Sydney joined the Counseling Center staff this September as a full-time counselor. She was at Hartwick last year, part-time, as an intern and now holds a permit in Mental Health Counseling while working to become a fully licensed counselor. Sydney previously worked as a school counselor, and a pre-school teacher before that. She received her bachelor’s degree from Penn State, her school counseling degree from SUNY Oneonta, and her mental health counseling degree from the State University at Buffalo. Sydney’s professional orientation is rooted in client-centered therapy, while incorporating cognitive-behavioral, as well as, acceptance and compassion-focused techniques. She is also interested in the role of spirituality in counseling, the use of imagery, and behavioral self-regulation. Her professional interests include anxiety, depression, personal growth/awareness/acceptance, and relationship issues.
Laura joined the Counseling Center as a part-time Mental Health Counselor. She earned her Masters in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpenteria, Ca. Laura is currently completing her dissertation for her PhD in Depth Psychology with an emphasis in Psychotherapy from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is also a certified as: a Life Coach, a Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor in training (CASAC-T) and certified in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Laura’s professional interests include: personal growth, relationship issues, management of anxiety and depression, substance abuse and grief/spirituality counseling. Laura is also a psychotherapist at a residential Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Center for women.
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.
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.