Counseling Center

Canisius College Counseling Center 

Bosch Hall 105
Hours:  Mon-Fri. 8:30am-5:00pm
Phone: 716-888-2620
Fax: 716-888-3218

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Connect with a Counselor

Complete an electronic appointment request form

Email the Counseling Center

Daily drop in hours, Mon-Fri, 3pm-4pm

  • In-person Drop-In, Stop by Bosch Hall 105

Zoom Drop In: Meeting ID- 249-650-6576


For mental health emergencies call:
Canisius Public Safety available 24/7 at 716-888-2330
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline dial or text 988 
Crisis Services 24 Hour hotline 716-834-3131 (For those residing in Erie County) 
Crisis Textline text HOME to 741741
 

Our Team

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Eileen Niland, LMHC

Director & Counselor 
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Professional Credentials

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • M.S. in Counselor Education (Canisius College)
  • M.S. in Student Personnel Administration (Buffalo State College)
  • B.S. in Psychology (SUNY Fredonia)

Experience

  • Student Affairs professional (Buffalo State College, New York University and Canisius College), 1985 to present
  • Professional background in residence life and college counseling
  • Director of Canisius College Counseling Center, 1996 to present

Interests

  • Stress and anxiety management
  • Adjustment to college
  • Cognitive behavioral therapies
  • Spirituality and existential approaches
  • Mindfulness and self-compassion

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Michael S. Cammarata, LMHC

Associate Director & Counselor 
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Professional Credentials

  • M.S. in Counselor Education (Canisius College)
  • B.A. in English (The College of Wooster)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Experience

  • Associate Director of Canisius College Counseling Center, Fall 2003 to present
  • Director of Counseling Services, Medaille College, Buffalo, NY, 1999-2003
  • Community Residence Specialist, People, Inc., Buffalo, NY, 1993-1999

Interests

  • Relaxation, stress reduction, meditation
  • Treating and managing depression and anxiety
  • Holistic approaches to mental health
  • Developing meaning and purpose in life
  • Cognitive and behavioral approaches to mental health
     
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Charita Price, LMHC 

Counselor 
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Professional Credentials

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • M.S. in Counselor Education, concentration: Mental Health Counseling (Canisius College)
  • B.A. in Business Management (D'Youville College)

Experience

  • Counselor, Canisius College Counseling Center (2007-present)
  • Additional experience in Career Counseling at the University of Buffalo and Canisius College Career Centers)

Interests

  • Students of color
  • Adjustment to college and other life transitions
  • Body image and self-esteem concerns
  • Family and interpersonal relationships 
  • Trauma survivors
  • Strengths-based and Cognitive therapies

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Jesslane Fantauzzi

UB Doctoral Intern
Fantauz1@canisius.edu

Professional Credentials

  • Ph.D. student, Counseling Psychology (University at Buffalo)
  • M.S. in Mental Health Counseling (University of Massachusetts Boston)
  • M.F.A. Theatre Arts (Boston University)
  • B.F.A. Theatre Arts (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee) 

Experience

  • Mental health counseling, University at Buffalo Counseling Services
  • Mental health counseling and Intensive Care Coordination, Home for Little Wanderers
  • Residential Counselor, Vinfen
  • Bilingual (Spanish Speaking)

Interests

  • Art therapy in the service of depression, anxiety, and grief management
  • Multi-cultural counseling  and ethical psychotherapeutic treatment
  • Mindfulness and self-compassion
  • Spirituality and existential approaches
  • Cognitive behavioral therapies

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Sabrina Sosa

Outreach Coordinator, Graduate Assistant
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Professional Credentials

  • Current Graduate Student, Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, Canisius College
  • B.A. Music and Graduate Certificate Organizational Leadership, Mercyhurst University

Experience

Student Engagement Coordinator, Canisius College (2021-2022)

Interests

  • Helping to alleviate food insecurity by running the college pantry called Petey's Pantry
  • Fighting the stigma around mental health through open conversations

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Barbara Zimmerman

Administrative Associate
Zimmerm1@canisius.edu

About Barb:

  • From Buffalo, NY
  • Canisius College Counseling Center, 2019 to present
  • Canisius College Department of Athletics, 2005 to 2019
  • Canisius College Office of Sponsored Programs, 2004 to 2005
  • Daughter and son-in-law are proud Canisius alumni who met at the college.
  • Enjoys the beach, relaxing, and spending time with family and friends.
  • Loves animals, likes to travel, including travel to visit family.
  • Enjoys working in the Counseling Center.