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Campus Mental Health Services

Contact Information

Andrew Berger PhD ABPP, Director
Office: Sinclair Hall, Room 160
Phone: 631-420-2006
Email: bergera@farmingdale.edu

Shane Owens PhD ABPP, Assistant Director
Office: Sinclair Hall, Room 160
Phone: 631-420-2006
Email: owenssg@farmingdale.edu

Jill Bandura PhD, Staff Psychologist
Office: Sinclair Hall, Room 160
Phone: 631-420-2006
Email: bandurjm@farmingdale.edu

Christopher Browne PhD, Staff Psychologist
Office: Sinclair Hall, Room 160
Phone: 631-420-2006
Email: brownec@farmingdale.edu

Gregory Vikingstad PhD, Staff Psychologist
Office: Sinclair Hall, Room 160
Phone: 631-420-2006
Email: vikingg@farmingdale.edu


Campus Mental Health Services

New Office Waiting Room Improvements

The staff at CMHS is excited to announce several upgrades and additions to our office. It is our plan to continue to work towards creating a comfortable and welcoming environment for our students.

• New waiting room furniture and student suite area
• Phone charging station
• High-definition TV
• Newspapers, magazines, educational reading material
• Complimentary bottled water

We also expect to have a high definition TV installed within the next couple of weeks.

As always, we welcome input from students. Please feel free to let us know what you think of these recent additions, and how we may be able to continue to make positive changes to our office.

e-mail cmhs@farmingdale.edu

Campus Mental Health Services (CMHS) provides a wide range of professional counseling services to all students. These services are free . Accepted standards for confidentiality are followed at all times. Counseling is offered for individuals, couples, and groups. Effort is made to arrange meeting times that will fit with a student's academics schedule.

Among the areas that can be addressed through CMHS are anxiety and stress management, coping and problem solving skills, relationship issues, depression, family crisis, trauma and loss, adjustment to college life and living, anger management, communication skills, substance use and abuse, and habit disorders.

Specialized assessment services can be arranged and a wide range of educational and personal growth oriented programs are presented throughout the year in settings such as classrooms, residence halls, and student center meeting rooms, to provide members of the campus community with opportunities to explore areas of personal interest and development.

We strive to accommodate the unique needs of distance learning students.  Those interested in more information on services offered by CMHS for distance learning students may contact our office directly.

CMHS serves as a liaison and information source for students who may be best met by resources in the local community and strives to be available for prompt response to urgent personal and community situations that may arise. For further information, call 631-420-2006 or e-mail us at the address above.

Important:   if this an urgent or emergency situation, please contact University Police at 631-420-2111 immediately - do not use e-mail. 

Students of Concern Committee - Faculty Resources (pdf)