Staff

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Eileen Niland, 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
     

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Michael S. Cammarata, LMHC

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

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, 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

Megan Valery, BS mv

Outreach Coordinator
valerym@canisius.edu

Professional Credentials 

  • Graduate student, Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (Canisius College)
  • B.S Marketing, Canisius College

Experience

  • Sales/Event Coordinator, Independent Health (2019-2020)

Interests

  • Mentoring and guiding students to their fullest potential
  • Teaching dance
  • Hiking and exploring new places