B.A., SUNY Brockport
M.S.W., SUNY Buffalo

Erika is the Director of the Counseling Center and Community Care Hub. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and holds a Provisional School Social Work Certification. Erika earned her Master’s Degree at SUNY Buffalo, with a specialization in Health, Mental Health and Disability.

Some of Erika’s experience includes counseling victims of violence and trauma, crisis intervention, debriefing, anti-violence program development, anger management, medical social work and educating first year medical students about ethics. She is also the Treasurer of Street Addiction Institute Incorporated (SAII) founded here in Syracuse, New York.

As a life long resident of Syracuse, it is important to Erika to give back to her community both professionally and through volunteer work.

Hours

Monday through Friday 8:30 - 4:30pm

Contact Erika

(315) 498-2186
e.l.sheets@sunyocc.edu

B.S., University at Buffalo
M.S., SUNY Oswego

Erica is the Assistant Director of the Counseling Center and Community Care Hub. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has been in the field for over 10 years. She has administrative and counseling experience in both school and outpatient clinic settings. Erica understands the courage it takes to come in for counseling. She operates from a strengths-based approach, and believes students have the tools they need to succeed. Erica is passionate about helping students find these tools by getting to the root of presenting issues. Erica has experience with multiple modalities such as, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma Focused interventions, and crisis interventions.

Hours

Monday through Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Contact Erica

(315) 498-2479
e.s.allen2@sunyocc.edu

B.S.W., M.S.W., Syracuse University

Donna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from Syracuse, NY. She worked for 20 years in an inner-city public high school, and is passionate about the importance of education to a quality life regardless of the degree program or career path chosen. She has a lifetime of experience advocating for people who are multiply-challenged and working through issues related to major life areas: parenting, step-parenting, marriage, divorce, elder care, chronic illness, disordered eating, addictive relationships, grief/loss, substance abuse.

She currently works in a part-time private practice setting with individuals, couples, and families. Her style can best be described as a “therapeutic use of self” in engaging and motivating clients towards making change with a solution-focused (rather than a problem-focused) approach. She takes a holistic approach to her work with people, believing that there are a variety of “healing tools” that can be used to increase self-care and self-empowerment.

Hours

Monday 9:00 - 4:30pm
Wednesday 12:00 - 5:00pm
Thursday 10:00 - 3:00pm

Contact Donna

(315) 498-2148
lucented@sunyocc.edu

 

B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
M.S., Oswego State University

B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo M.S., Oswego State University

David is a nationally certified, licensed mental health counselor (LMHC, NCC). He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in mental health counseling. David also works in a private practice setting providing counseling services to adults, teens, and couples.

David’s experience includes behavioral issues, chemical dependency, school and occupational concerns, domestic issues, severe mental illness, cognitive disabilities, and group counseling. He has had extensive interaction with adolescents and parents.

David primarily utilizes cognitive-behavioral techniques intended to make individuals aware of the connections between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. David focuses on promoting personal empowerment and active mindfulness.

Hours

Monday 9:00 - 11:30am
Tuesday 9:00 - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00 - 5:00pm

Contact David

(315) 498-2638
d.snow2@sunyocc.edu

B.A., St. Bonaventure University
M.S.W., Syracuse University

Erin is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and holds a provisional certificate as a school social worker in New York State.

Erin has spent many years working in a variety of settings within the social work/ mental health field. She is familiar with leading/co-facilitating individual and group counseling sessions using a Holistic/Integrative approach. She believes the most important aspect of therapy is found in the relationship between the counselor and the client.

Erin is passionate about creating a confidential and safe space in which students can feel comfortable opening up about their mental health needs and/or personal concerns.

Hours

Wednesday 9:00 - 2:00pm
Thursday 12:00 - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00 - 4:30pm

Contact Erin

(315) 498-2871 
e.m.day@sunyocc.edu

Kimber has over 25 years of secretarial and office management experience. She understands the hesitancy some students feel while utilizing the Counseling and Community Care Hub services. She greets every student with a smile and strives to make every student feel comfortable while providing a welcoming atmosphere.

Hours

Monday thru Friday 8:30-4:30pm

Contact Kimber

(315) 498-2436
k.gadaleta@sunyocc.edu