STAFF

Jennifer Hogan

Director of the Counseling Center
hogan@hws.edu

Jennifer Hogan is a licensed clinical psychologist. She completed her doctorate in 1993 at Widener University and concurrently completed a school psychology curriculum through Widener University and Bryn Mawr College. In addition to her work at the Counseling Center, she serves as a mental health consultant to Geneva Head Start. She utilizes an integrative approach to therapy, incorporating psychodynamic theories, cognitive behavioral strategies, mindfulness techniques, and interpersonal therapy principles. Her professional interests include the developmental challenges of children and young adults, anxiety, depression, and ethics in the therapeutic process.

Tasha Prosper

Tasha Prosper

Associate Director of the Counseling Center
prosper@hws.edu

Tasha Prosper is a staff psychologist. She received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Columbia University, with a research focus on race related stress. Her theoretical approach pulls heavily from interpersonal and existential psychology frameworks. Her professional interests include race based stress, community activism, religion/spirituality, and meditation. Tasha has enjoyed facilitating dynamic group therapy offerings including mood and food, spirituality support, women of color support, and finding meaning in life support groups. She is a two-time recipient of the Davis Putter Scholarship and Activism award. She completed a Pre-Doctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York, and a Post-Doctoral fellowship at The University of South Carolina.

Molly Schamel

Molly Schamel

Assistant Director of the Counseling Center
schamel@hws.edu

Molly received a master’s degree in community counseling psychology from Temple University. Prior to joining Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Molly provided counseling services to survivors of sexual assault and abuse, domestic/dating violence, and community violence. Her clinical interests include the treatment of trauma, grief and loss, navigating life transitions, relationship and family issues, and gender identity and sexual orientation. As a former Division I athlete she also has a particular interest in working with student-athletes. Her practice is informed by early training in family systems, feminist theory, and contextual therapy models. She applies social justice principals in her practice and works to provide a safe and collaborative environment to help clients improve self-understanding and navigate life challenges. When not in the office, Molly enjoys hiking and exploring the Finger Lakes with her wife, spending time with family and friends, crafting, and reading a good book.

Katy Wolfe Kelliher

Katy Wolfe Kelliher '11

Staff Counselor
wolfekelliher@hws.edu

Katy Wolfe Kelliher graduated from HWS in 2011 with a BA in English and Africana Studies. She completed her MSW in 2014 at Washington University in St. Louis. Katy is a licensed master social worker and specializes in trauma work. She is certified and trained in TF-CBT, EMDR, and 5-Narrative trauma, and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) from the International Association of Trauma Professionals. She is client-focused and results-driven. Prior to joining the Counseling Center, Katy worked at Eastern New Mexico University's Counseling Services Department as a Wellness Counselor, providing individual therapy for students as well as outreach services for ENMU’s campus and the greater community.

Kathleen Pullano

Kathleen Pullano

Staff Counselor
pullano@hws.edu

Kathleen Pullano is a licensed clinical social worker. She completed a master's degree in 1996 at Syracuse University. In addition to her work at the Counseling Center, she operates a private practice in Geneva, N.Y. With a background in community mental heath, Ms. Pullano integrates psychodynamic, dialectical, cognitive behavior and interpersonal approaches in her work. She takes special interest in the treatment of depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, stress, Womens’ and LGBTQ issues.

Susan Townsend

Susan Townsend

Staff Counselor
townsend@hws.edu

Susan Townsend is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She is a 2007 graduate of Syracuse University's MSW program. Most recently she provided substance abuse and mental health therapy at an outpatient agency. Susan has a therapeutic style that is supportive, honest, and non-judgmental. Her areas of specialty and interest include anxiety and panic disorders, PTSD, vicarious trauma, grief & loss, anger management, and supporting First Responders. She skillfully utilizes a blend of treatment modalities, including Family Systems, Motivational, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused therapy techniques to help clients achieve their personal goals and live life to its fullest.

 

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