Staff

Our Practice Philosophy

The FSU Counseling Center staff are a group of dedicated and compassionate mental health providers who specialize in college mental health. Though we have a variety of clinical work styles, we all embrace providing mental health care from a strengths based perspective, utilizing a bio-psycho-social assessment and treatment model. We all strive to create a therapeutic environment for students to identify their needs, discuss difficult emotional issues safely,  teach and support healthy coping strategies, and assist students with wellness referrals elsewhere, if needed. We are also community partners with many FSU staff and faculty in helping to support student wellness and success.

 

 

Benjamin Day, LMHC

Director

Ben joined the Counseling Center in September 2021.  He graduated in 2010 with a Masters in Psychoanalytic Counseling from the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis.  

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Rupal Bhatt, Psy.D.

Assistant Director

Rupal joined the Counseling Center in September 2011. She received a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford in 2003 and graduated with a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford in 2010.

Jeanne Haley, LICSW

Staff Counselor

Jeanne joined the Counseling Center in August 2008 and is a 1985 graduate of the Boston University School of Social Work.

Alexandra Libstag, LICSW

Staff Counselor

Alexandra joined the Counseling Center in December 2021.  She received a Masters of Social Work in 2019 from Boston College School of Social Work.  Alexandra completed her final-year graduate internship at the Counseling Center during the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Kadesia Woods, LCSW

Staff Counselor

Kadesia joined the Counseling Center in August 2020.  She is a 2020 graduate of Boston University School of Social Work.  Kadesia completed her field placement at the Counseling Center during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Kim Charneski, LCSW

Staff Counselor

Kim joined the Counseling Center in September 2001.  She is a 2001 graduate of Boston College School of Social Work.  During her studies, Kim worked as an intern at the Counseling Center.

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The Counseling Center welcomes our 2021-2022 interns: Lexi Galuska - Boston College of Social Work; Lucy Lang - Boston College School of Social Work; and Andrew Loeser - Simmons University School of Social Work. Lexi, Lucy, and Andrew join the Counseling Center for their second year internship. They will be receiving their masters degrees in May 2022.

Jane Buchanan-Stover

Administrative Assistant

Jane joined the Counseling Center as the Administrative Assistant in the summer of 2017. She has worked at Framingham State University since 2008.