Counseling Center

Counseling services are not available during the summer.  Counseling Services will resume on August 25th with the start of the Fall semester. However, Counseling Center staff are available for consultation, on a limited basis, via the Counseling Center phone number or email listed below. Short-term support can also be obtained through TELUS Health Services.

For on campus emergencies, please contact Canisius Public Safety at 716.888.2330. All other emergencies call 911 or the Suicide and Crisis Helpline at 988. Thank you!

Canisius University Counseling Center 

Bosch Hall 105
Phone: 716-888-2620
Fax: 716-888-3218

24/7 Counseling & Crisis Support 

Real-time chat and phone support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (no appointment needed) in Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, French and English.

Connect with a professional counselor at any time.

  • Call TELUS at 1-866-743-7732
    • if calling from outside US or Canada, call 001.678.799.7451
  • Download the app

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Our Team

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Eileen Niland, LMHC

Director & Counselor 

Professional Credentials

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • M.S. in Counselor Education (Canisius University)
  • M.S. in Student Personnel Administration (Buffalo State College)
  • B.S. in Psychology (SUNY Fredonia)


  • Student Affairs professional (Buffalo State College, New York University and Canisius University), 1985 to present
  • Professional background in residence life and college counseling
  • Director of Canisius University Counseling Center, 1996 to present


  • Stress and anxiety management
  • Adjustment to college
  • Cognitive behavioral therapies
  • Spirituality and existential approaches
  • Mindfulness and self-compassion

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Michael S. Cammarata, LMHC

Associate Director & Counselor 

Professional Credentials

  • M.S. in Counselor Education (Canisius University)
  • B.A. in English (The College of Wooster)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor


  • Associate Director of Canisius University Counseling Center, Fall 2003 to present
  • Director of Counseling Services, Medaille College, Buffalo, NY, 1999-2003
  • Community Residence Specialist, People, Inc., Buffalo, NY, 1993-1999


  • Relaxation, stress reduction, meditation
  • Treating and managing depression and anxiety
  • Holistic approaches to mental health
  • Developing meaning and purpose in life
  • Cognitive and behavioral approaches to mental health

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Steven Maisonet, LMSW


Professional Credentials:

  • Licensed Master Social Worker
  • M.S. in Social Work (University at Buffalo)
  • B.S. in Social Work (Buffalo State)


  • School Social Worker – Buffalo Public Schools
  • Residential Domestic Violence Advocate – Haven House
  • Crisis Prevention Counselor – Crisis Services


  • Gender and Sexuality Affirming
  • Bilingual Counseling (Spanish)
  • First Generation College Students
  • Healthy Relationships

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Barbara Zimmerman

Administrative Associate

About Barb:

  • From Buffalo, NY
  • Canisius University Counseling Center, 2019 to present
  • Canisius University Department of Athletics, 2005 to 2019
  • Canisius University Office of Sponsored Programs, 2004 to 2005
  • Daughter and son-in-law are proud Canisius alumni who met at the college.
  • Enjoys the beach, relaxing, and spending time with family and friends.
  • Loves animals, likes to travel, including travel to visit family.
  • Enjoys working in the Counseling Center.