Christian Beck, MA
Staff Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
I joined the counseling staff in 2016 and enjoy supporting and helping students navigate the process of improving their well-being. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Exercise Science from the University of New Hampshire and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach. Additionally, I have completed extensive trauma training through the Green Cross. Although I have been spoiled with Virginia’s sunshine, sandy beaches, and the sound of rolling waves, I am thrilled to return to Upstate New York where I grew up.
I have experience working with people of all ages at a variety of settings, including outpatient facilities, hospitals, and colleges. While working on my Master’s degree, I had the opportunity of completing my graduate internship at Virginia Wesleyan College’s counseling center. It is there that I developed my passion for mental health counseling in the college setting. College is such an exciting and monumental period of life that fosters growth, individuality, and maturity. My desire is to help students find traction in their busy and often demanding lives, as well as empower them to grow and develop into their full potential.
My therapeutic approach in counseling stems from a humanistic perspective and is strongly influenced by both cognitive-behavioral and Gestalt theories. Although I am a generalist and work with students who have a variety of mental health concerns, my clinical interests include trauma and resilience, mood disorders, athletic identity, college adjustment, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues.
Personally, I am a huge proponent of health and wellness and enjoy intense physical workouts, running, competitive sailing, and playing all sports. That being said, I am always ready to devour a pizza. You will certainly find me at Colgate sporting events rooting on the Raiders and working out in the Trudy Fitness Center. I also enjoy cooking and am embarrassed to say how many hours I can watch “Chopped” or “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” in one sitting.