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.

 

 

Andrew Lipsky, LICSW

Director

Andrew first joined the Counseling Center in 2002 as a graduate intern, then as a staff member in 2004, and now as assistant director. He is a 2003 graduate of Boston College School of Social Work.

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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.

Dennis Pardo, LCSW

Staff Counselor

Dennis joined the Counseling Center in 2018.  He is a 2018 MSW graduate of the Smith College School for Social Work.  During his graduate studies he worked at the Harvard University Counseling and Mental Health Service counseling both undergraduate and graduate students.

Kim Charneski, LCSW

Staff Counselor

Kim returned to the Counseling Center in November 2010. She is a 2001 graduate of Boston College School of Social Work. During her graduate studies, she worked as an intern at this counseling center and has also worked here previously as a staff counselor.

Nicole Harter, LCSW

Staff Counselor

Nicole joined the Counseling Center in September 2019.  She is a 2019 graduate of Bridgewater State University School of Social Work.  During her graduate studies, Nicole worked as an intern at the Counseling Center.

Christina Garbarino, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

Christie joined the Counseling Center in September 2008. She received her Masters of Science in Psychiatric Nursing from Boston College in 2005. She offers psychiatric consultation and medication management for students who may need those services as part of their care at the Counseling Center.

The Counseling Center welcomes our 2019-2020 interns: Karina Harris - Boston College School of Social Work; Lauren Serrapica - Salem State University; Kadesia Woods - Boston University School of Social Work. Karina, Lauren, and Kadesia join the Counseling Center for their second year internship. They will be receiving their masters degrees in May 2020.

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.