Well hello there! I hail from California and am thrilled to be a part of this great team. In interacting with me you’ll quickly glean that I am quirky and I like to think quite delightful. In my office I would encourage you to similarly embrace the dynamic aspects of yourself that you might feel pressure to conceal from others. In this we can cry and belly laugh together, with each of these moments being equally weighted with meaning. Come as you are, because you’re welcome here. I work from a feminist psychology perspective that is heavily influenced by how relational attachments influence our inner worlds. Translation? In the room we are equals and you are the expert on yourself. I will aid in helping you clarify your feelings and thoughts and give you tools to do so more effectively on your own. It is ultimately you who empowers yourself to grow into the kind of person you want to be and I have the great privilege of seeing that growth up-close. As E.E. Cummings said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are,” and we are all in this journey together.
I'm a graduate intern for the 2016-2017 school year, and am a Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s candidate at Syracuse University. I obtained a B.A. in Psychology from Le Moyne College. I have been a personal counselor at Syracuse University’s iSchool of Information Technology since 2015, working individually with students to encourage academic and personal growth. I'm excited to discover all that Hamilton College has to offer and to explore the surrounding community, especially the local cafes and farmer’s markets. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy exercise and wellness. I've completed three Boilermaker 15k road races and am most likely to be found walking the outdoor trails whenever the sun is out. I'm also a Central New York native and can give great recommendations about one of the area’s best assets: unique food!
Hello! I joined the Counseling Center after 15 years working in Communications and Development at Hamilton. As office coordinator, I manage workflow, schedule appointments, coordinate data research, and manage communication with external resources. I am a lifelong Central New Yorker and I enjoy travel, history, cooking and baking. I'm married with one son, who graduated from Hamilton in 2009!
Lily visits the Center on Tuesdays. She is a black lab mix who came to live with College Chaplain Jeff McArn after being placed in a rescue facility. Lily’s interests focus on outdoor recreation, particularly involving squirrel life, but if a rabbit or ground hog are available, they produce a special quiver in her heart. She loves long walks on cross-country trails in the summer and golf course sprints in the winter where deer wander. While pictured above with her book Inside of a Dog, Lily cannot in fact read, but she is a solid couch potato, able to sit through multiple conversations and movie viewings at a stretch. In December, 2015, she drove to Tonowanda, NY for her certification exam to become a therapy dog. She passed her 13-point exam with flying colors and proudly wears her official insignia when she is at work. She has made official therapy visits to Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, NY and the Presbyterian Home in New Hartford, NY and is primed and ready to sit with students who desire her company in therapy sessions in the Counseling Center at Hamilton College.
To access any of the services or resources we offer, please call our Office Manager Mary Hoying at 315-859-4340 or stop by our office at 100 College Hill Rd.
If you are in crisis and want to talk with a counselor, please call the number above and you can be connected to a telephone counselor immediately. If you would like to connect with an off-campus crisis resource, please call 1-800-273-TALK or text "START" to 741741.
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fall/Spring