Staff

Eileen Niland, MS, LMHC

Director & Counselor 
nilande@canisius.edu

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
     

Michael S. Cammarata, MS, LMHC, NCC

Associate Director & Counselor 
cammaram@canisius.edu

Professional Credentials

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

Charita Price, MS, LMHC 

Counselor 
price1@canisius.edu 

Professional Credentials

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • M.S., Counselor Education, concentration: Mental Health Counseling (Canisius College)
  • B.A., 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 
  • Working with survivors of sexual assault
  • Cognitive therapies
     

Alison Smith, LCSW

Counselor 
smith104@canisius.edu 

Professional Credentials

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • M.S.W., in Clinical Social Work (Boston College)
  • B.A., in Psychology (Stonehill College)

Experience

  • Counselor Canisius College Counseling Center (2008-present)
  • Grief Counselor, The Life Transitions Center (2004-2008)
  • Child and Adolescent Treatment Services, Buffalo NY
  • Germaine Lawrence Inc., Arlington, MA
  • Concord Family Service, Concord, MA

Interests

  • Coping skills, self-care and stress management
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma and recovery
  • Adjustment to disability
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
     


Angela Magill, PMHNP-BC, DNP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, University at Buffalo School of Nursing
  • Doctorate in Nursing Practice, SUNY Stonybrook
  • Practiced psychiatry at Buffalo General Hospital
  • Worked in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room settings. 
  • Works in private practice in Williamsville NY, practicing general psychiatry
  • Affiliated with Brylin Hospital
  • Experience with both inpatient and outpatient substance abuse patients.
     

 


Kellie Talebkhah

Counseling Center Intern 
talebkhk@canisius.edu

Professional Credentials

  • In Progress: PhD in Counseling Psychology (SUNY Buffalo)
  • M.S Rehabilitation Counseling (SUNY Buffalo)
  • B.A Psychology (SUNY Buffalo)

Experience

  • Practicum Counselor at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo – Hematology and Oncology Unit (Jan 2017-July 2017)
  • Practicum Group Therapist for PULSE Healthy Weight (Jan 2017-July 2018)
  • Internship Counselor at Stutzman Addiction Treatment Center (Aug 2015 – May 2016)
  • Practicum Counselor at ALLWEL (Jan 2015 – May 2015)
  • Behavior Technician at People Inc (2011-2016)

Interests

  • Facilitating a mind-body connection as means of mitigating and preventing stressors
  • Yoga and mindfulness and excercise for self-regulation and healthy coping
  • Body image and self-esteem concerns
  • Positive embodiment
  • Trauma and recovery​

Esther Estey

Counseling Center Intern 
esteye@canisius.edu

Professional Credentials

  • In Progress: PhD in Counseling Psychology (SUNY Buffalo)
  • MA in Counseling, Specialization in Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • MA in Human Resources, Executive Leadership
  • BA in Human Resources
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

Experience

  • Graduate Practicum Counselor, Canisius College Counseling Center (2016-present)
  • Bilingual Mental Health Counselor, HAVEN (Help Against Violent Encounters Now)
  • Family Therapist Intern, Mid-Columbia Center for Living and Department of Human Services
  • Clinical Intern, Mid-Columbia Center for Living

Interests

  • Trauma
  • Holistic mind-body interventions (yoga, mindfulness, self-compassion)
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Body image and self-esteem issues
  • Self-care and coping concerns
  • ​Multicultural Counseling
     

Kaitlyn Ritcher
Kaitlyn Richter

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Advocate
(716) 381-0338

krichter@crisisservices.org

Professional Credentials

  • BA in Psychology and Gender Studies (SUNY at Buffalo)
  • In Progress: Master of Social Work (SUNY at Buffalo)
  • New York State Certified Rape Crisis & Family Violence Counselor

Experience

  • New York State Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline Counselor, Crisis Services
  • Health & Wellness Coordinator, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
  • Supervised Visitation Intern, Catholic Charities

Interests

  • Trauma, crisis intervention, and recovery
  • Dating and sexual violence education and prevention
  • Institutional and community advocacy for survivors of violence
  • Self care and coping techniques

Bosch 103 (on campus Wednesdays & Thursdays, or by appointment)
Crisis Services 24/7 Hotline: (716) 834-3131


Jesse Rosenhahn

Administrative Associate 
rosenha1@canisius.edu

Professional Credentials

  • B.S. Communication (Canisius College)

Experience

  • Canisius College, Counseling Center, August 2016 - present
  • Elite Sports Training, Owner, August 2009 - present

     


Ivy Wang

Outreach Coordinator/Graduate Assistant
wangi@canisius.edu

Professional Credentials

  • B.A., Personal and Professional Communication (State University of New York at Geneseo)
  • M.S., in progress- College Student Personnel Administration (Canisius College)

Interests

  • Step Up! Griffs Peer Educator program
  • Sexual Assault awareness and education
  • Domestic violence awareness