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Siembor

Michael Siembor

Staff Psychologist/Assistant Director
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siembor@hws.edu

Michael Siembor is a staff psychologist and assistant director. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame and received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York. He has particular interests in working with students as they transition into college, individuals involved in the arts, and individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented populations. He uses a generalist approach, but pulls heavily from interpersonal and humanistic frameworks. His research and professional interests include clinical supervision, assessment, and community mental health. Michael enjoys reading a good book, writing, running, and playing his clarinet.

 
Tasha Prosper

Tasha Prosper

Staff Psychologist
prosper@hws.edu

Tasha Prosper is a staff psychologist. She is a doctoral candidate at 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

Staff Counselor
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.

Jennifer Hogan

Part-time Staff Psychologist
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.

Sandra Gerlach

Sandra Gerlach

Office Coordinator
sgerlach@hws.edu

Sandy serves as the Office Coordinator for The Counseling Center. She started working for the Colleges in 1998. Through the years, she has held positions in the Post Office, The Bookstore, Admissions, and the Office of Title IX. Sandy earned an associate’s degree in marketing at Finger Lakes Community College and a bachelor’s degree in social work at Keuka College. She has always had a passion for people and enjoys having direct interaction with the campus community, especially the students. Sandy loves nature, and spends her free time camping, hiking and/or walking. She also enjoys reading, crafts of all types, and spending her time with her four grandchildren.

 

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