Carmella Bartimole, Ph.D., LMHC
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Carmella has been working as a mental health counselor in the Wellness Center at SBU since fall of 2019. She has
a Bachelor of Science degree in English from Sacred Heart University, a Master of Education in community counseling from St. Bonaventure University, and Ph.D. in counselor education from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
In addition to her previous role as associate professor and coordinator of the Counseling and Career Center at Jamestown Community College, she has more than 30 years of experience in counseling and teaching, and her area of expertise is grief
counseling. Carmella also worked as the bereavement coordinator for Hospice where she facilitated support groups and worked individually with family members who lost a loved one due to a terminal illness.
She is a member of
the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and has earned a Fellow in Thanatology (FT) through ADEC. Her dissertation research on teen suicide led her to meet with and learn about high risk teens at the Youth Psychiatric Unit at Erie
County Medical Center. Her work allowed her to gain a new-found understanding of how teens who attempt suicide think.
She loves working with students in an educational setting and considers it a privilege to assist individuals
who are finding their way in life. One of her favorite quotes is from C. S. Lewis: “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
Abigail Dlugosz, MSEd
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Abigail joined the Wellness Center in 2022 as a mental health counselor.
She focuses on assisting individuals to enhance motivation through positive behavioral change and to create a healthy environment for one to flourish in.
Abigail has previous work experience in co-occurring disorders, which has allowed
her to assist others’ progress and recovery of substance use and mental health disorders. Her previous work experience, in a hospital behavioral health inpatient unit, has allowed her to conduct therapy for individuals undergoing psychosis, trauma,
suicidal thoughts or attempts, crisis, depression and anxiety. When conducting psychotherapy, Abigail uses dialectical behavioral therapy and it’s modules: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.
Abigail graduated from St Bonaventure with a bachelor's degree in psychology and Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling. As an alumnus, she is eager to work with the students of St Bonaventure and is overjoyed to continue her
journey in the Bonaventure community.
Hailey Gattuso, MSEd
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Halley joined Wellness Services as a mental health counselor in August 2021. She works individually with students to balance academic and athletic responsibilities by strengthening mental, emotional and physical health. As a former Division I athlete,
her perspective allows her to support students in developing the skillset needed to adapt to high pressure situations while maintaining self-care.
Hailey’s previous experience working with families as an in-home therapist allows
her to view the individual in the context of a system. She helps students navigate the process of understanding their identity within and beyond the context of the St. Bonaventure community.
She is passionate about utilizing her Adlerian theoretical approach to help students work through crisis experiences while building their sense of self-esteem and self-efficacy.
Hailey holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism/mass communication
with a minor in Spanish, and Master of Science in Education in clinical mental health counseling from St. Bonaventure University.
When not working with students, you can find Hailey skiing, rollerblading or making memes.
Chance Olivas, MSEd
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Chance joined the Wellness Center in 2021 as
a mental health counselor embedded in the Department of Athletics.
He works with students to assist them in developing effective coping strategies via cognitive behavioral therapy and internal family systems therapy to aid students in managing old and new challenges that may occur in their academic, athletic, professional,
and/or personal lives.
Chance holds a Master of Science in Education in mental health counseling from Alfred University.