Tiffany Gentile, LMHC CEDS NCC
Tiffany Gentile is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and an Adjuct Professor at SUNY Oswego. She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors.
Tiffany is a native to Oswego and began her college education at SUNY Oswego where she earned her Bachelors of Science Degree with dual majors in Psychology and Public Justice. She went on to continue her education at SUNY Oswego to earn her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling. She also earned her Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Play Therapy from SUNY Oswego.
She has a history of working in Oswego County with the juvenile population as well as children and families that are considered 'at-risk'. She has specialized training in child protective services, domestic violence prevention and services as well NYS legal training. She has had experience working within the school district and advocating for students and parents.
Tiffany is passionate about helping people overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. She enjoys working with people of all ages. Soon after beginning her career as a Mental Health Counselor she quickly realized the need for professionals in Oswego County that specialize in eating disorder treatment. She also realized how much she enjoyed working with these clients. She then began a two and a half year certification process with IAEDP to become a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). She maintains her certification and continues to work with clients with all life challenges including Eating Disorders.
Personal note from Tiffany:
"I set out on this journey to open Counseling and Healing Arts because I have a passion for helping people make a change. I have spent my entire career working in Human Service professions and I take great pride in empowering people to make changes towards improving their lives. Since working in this field I had always dreamed about opening a place where people could come for counseling and feel safe and accepted and have the freedom to explore and improve themselves. After a lot of hard work, Counseling and Healing Arts was created and with it came a culture of healing unlike anywhere else. It was important to me that the environment didn't feel clinical but rather felt like a home with smiling faces, warm coffee and soft furniture. Counseling and Healing Arts is a place where not only the clients get to evolve and work towards their future but I get to as well."
Owner and Clinical Director of C.H.A.
Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
Certified Eating Disorder Specialist
Member of The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Foundation (IAEDP)
Rebecca Carpentier, M.S.
Rebecca Carpentier, originally from Poughkeepsie, NY made the journey to SUNY Oswego where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and then went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling there as well. She is currently working towards her license in Mental Health Counseling, and in addition she has started her education and training to become a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, (CEDS).
Professionally, Becky has experience working with all ages ranging from 7-70 years of age. She began her journey as a counselor after personal experiences in her teenage years made her realize that it was her calling and passion.
Becky specializes in working with those who are in domestic violence situations and those who struggle with eating disorders - more specifically the binge eating and Bariatric surgery community. She has led support groups at Counseling and Healing Arts that have dealt with women’s issues such as emotional and physical abuse and disordered eating.
She has completed training through Services to Aid Families in Oswego, NY, on sexual assault and domestic violence. During her years on the SUNY Oswego campus she helped to act as an advocate for individuals affected by these crimes.
While she specializes in these areas, she works with everything from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress management and more. She also currently works as a facilitator at Ophelia’s Place in Liverpool, NY running a group for their Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorders program. She has taught as an adjuct professor at SUNY Oswego, and feels that she thrives working with college aged individuals.
Becky’s philosophy of counseling is that her clients already have the answers they are looking for. Coming to counseling is way for them to learn new tools to activate these answers, and learn how to implement them into their daily lives. She believes in being goal oriented in her approach with clients, as well as uses narrative therapy and a very conversational approach to make her clients feel safe and comfortable. She believes that finding purpose in the pain can be truly healing and helpful for people as they go forward on their journey.
Her favorite inspirational quote is: “Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted.”
Kasey Brenon, LMHC, CCPT
Kasey Brenon is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a certified Child Centered Play. Therapist with more than 7 years of mental health counseling experience.
Kasey received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services and a Master of Science degree in. Mental Health Counseling from SUNY Oswego. In addition, she has earned a Certification of Advanced Study in Play Therapy. Kasey continued on to become a certified play therapist through the National Institute of Relationship Enhancement (NIRE).
Kasey has had both a range of counseling experiences and opportunities to work with both children and adults in a helping capacity. During her 3 year employment as YMCA Respite Assistant Director, Kasey worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities. In addition, she has worked with young, school-aged children in Cayuga County. In this setting, she provided Child-Centered Play Therapy and/or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy based upon age, need and development to children between the ages of 3 to 18 years of age. Kasey has also worked in a counseling capacity with children and adults through other mental health agencies.
Kasey’s has furthered her counseling experience through her work at Hillside. She currently provides intensive, short-term clinical services for families in crisis. This intervention is a solution-focused, family-driven, approach aimed at preventing placement into foster care, supporting family reunification and avoiding youth re-placement. Kasey has collaborated with several county Department of Children and Family Services in order to ensure each family’s success in developing the skills needed to provide a safe and happy environment for their children.
“I’ve always been drawn to helping others. I think it’s important to meet people where they are, to greet them with acceptance and to offer a hand in moving forward when needed. I have truly enjoyed my work with children. I love the spontaneity, innocence and genuine personalities of the little ones. They are so full of promise! My work with adults has also been rewarding. Any time you can help someone see a glimmer of hope and strength, to let him/her know they are truly being heard or help him/her discover that there are choices that can invite change, it is a positive experience.”
Susan Brockway, M.S. LMHC
Susan is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Susan's education and professional background in both the mind and body gives her a unique and eclectic approach to counseling. Susan provides a non-judgmental and compassionate atmosphere in which you can safely explore and work through feelings, thoughts, images and beliefs that may be keeping you feeling stuck.
M.S. SUNY Oswego, Mental Health Counseling
B.A. SUNY Oswego, Psychology
A.A. Cayuga Community College, Humanities & Social Science
American Counseling Association
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Kappa Phi
Psi Chi – Psychology Honor Society
Susan enjoys working with people of all ages, cultures and populations to promote mental wellness. Her client-centered therapy is grounded in traditional psychodynamic and family systems work, cognitive behavioral, rational emotive, and mindfulness based techniques. Susan tempers the process with creativity, imagination and humor, along with practical solutions and concrete goals that work to provide clients with a tailored treatment plan that can be integrated into their daily lives.
Susan's educational journey began at Cayuga Community College where sheearned an Associates Degree in Humanities & Social Science; it was there that she found a passion for Psychology. Susancompleted her undergraduate and graduate work at State University of New York at Oswego where she earned herBachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling. Susan considers herself a life-long learner and is always looking for educational opportunities to improve her practice.
Susan is currently working towards her certification in Mindfulness Meditation from the American Institution of Health Care Professionals – projected completion inSpring 2018. In addition, Susan is also trained in Grief Counseling and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
Without loving yourself it's almost impossible to love others. Susan’s favorite meditation plants the seeds of loving wishes over and over in our heart:
"May you be filled with loving kindness-
May you be safe from inner and outer danger-
May you be well in body and mind-
May you be at ease and happy"
(Meditation on loving kindness-Jack Kornfield)
Kelley Sluka, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Kelley Sluka is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from SUNY Geneseo and a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from SUNY Oswego. In addition, Kelley is a certified school counselor.
Kelley has a history working with a range from children, adults, and families. Previously, Kelley worked for Magellan Behavioral Health, in which she worked in school districts around Fort Drum to help provide short-term counseling for elementary students with parents in the Army. Kelley also works for the Fulton City School District and has worked for the NYC department of Education as a school Counselor. She has experience working with clients with substance abuse issues, and has her CASAC-T. Kelley is passionate about advocating for children and their families.
Stephanie Grover, MS, LMHC, NCC
Stephanie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor with 7 years of counseling experience. She received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology from Keuka College and went on to earn her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from SUNY Oswego.
Stephanie has extensive experience working with children and families in crisis due to domestic and sexual violence related trauma and has worked as a trauma specialist since 2011. Her training specialties have been in trauma, play therapy, anxiety, depression, and family systems. Through her work at Vera House, Inc. she provided therapy and case management to adolescents involved in the probation system in Onondaga County to improve their coping skills and family functioning in an effort to keep at-risk adolescents in their homes. Additionally, she has worked as a therapist through Vera House at the McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center to help families navigate abuse and trauma and promote healing in survivors of violence.
Her training certifications include being a trauma specialist through the Trauma and Loss in Children Institute and the Trauma Resiliency Model. She is also trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Stephanie approaches counseling as an eclectic, flexible, and client-directed process and incorporates many different techniques and modalities into her work with clients in an effort to best meet the needs of the individual or family. She works with clients of all ages, but has extensive experience working with children 3 – 21.
Casey DeMunn, Master Level Intern
Casey DeMunn has been a Masters Level intern at Counseling and Healing arts since September 2018. Casey works with adults, families and couples. Casey will be graduating with her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in December and is looking forward to continuing to help people achieve their goals at Counseling and Healing Arts.
Casey uses both Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches believing that individuals have the potential to make changes on their own both behaviorally and cognitively with unconditional positive regard and support.
Casey has experience working with children and families that are considered high risk through Child Protective Services. She has been an advocate for both children and adults in this field working towards getting Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Domestic Violence services in place.