Psychological Services CenterFaculty and Staff
804 University Ave, Room 201
804 University Avenue, Room 201
Our Clinic is staffed by advanced doctoral students in clinical and school psychology who work under the supervision of faculty supervisors who are licensed psychologists.
Joseph Himmelsbach Ph.D.
Dr. Himmelsbach has been a practicing Clinical Psychologist for over thirty years. In addition to his private practice, he has been the Deputy Director at Hutchings Psychiatric Center as well as the Chief of Service for their Child and Adolescent program and a Clinical Director at a private Psychiatric hospital. Dr. Himmelsbach is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry at SUNY Medical University in Syracuse , where he trains Residents, Child Fellows and Interns. He is also a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Team. His clinical interests include Suicide Assessment, Crisis Intervention, Adolescent Behavior and addressing system issues in the treatment of seriously mentally ill individuals.
Dr. Felver is a licensed psychologist with extensive experience conducting psychological assessments and providing treatment to children and families in outpatient mental health clinics, therapeutic day schools, pediatric hospitals, residential treatment settings, and public schools. Dr. Felver enjoys working with youth of all ages from toddlers to young adults, and she has expertise with difficult behaviors of early childhood (e.g., tantrums, aggression, defiance, sleeping difficulties, school refusal) and treatment of anxiety and ADHD. She employs evidence-based practices throughout her work, with a focus on behavioral techniques and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Dr. Felver works in private practice at Psychological HealthCare, P.L.L.C., where she treats children and families in the downtown Syracuse office and also provides integrated care services within local pediatric practices.
Deborah Pollack, Ph.D.
Dr. Pollack is a licensed clinical psychologist who maintains a private practice and has faculty appointments at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University, where she teaches and supervises psychology interns, psychiatric residents, and doctoral students. She specializes in psychotherapy with adults and health psychological assessments. Dr. Pollack has advanced training in Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (STDP) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She is certified in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (a type of STDP). She was recently awarded "Psychologist of the Year" by the Central New York Psychological Association (CNYPA) and is currently president-elect of that organization. Dr. Pollack completed her clinical internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University and graduated from Duquesne University in 2006.
Robbi Saletsky, Ph.D.
Dr Robbi Saletsky is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. She is also the Director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Program for Depression and Anxiety Disorders within the Adult Psychiatry Clinic at SUNY Upstate. In addition, Dr. Saletsky, teaches and supervises Psychology Interns and Psychiatry residents in Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Nina Stoeckel, Ph.D.
Dr. Nina Stoeckel is a licensed clinical psychologist who works for Psychological HealthCare PLLC. She specializes in psychotherapy with adults and is particularly interested in helping individuals adjust to and manage health conditions (e.g., cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, diabetes) through behavior change. She works out of a primary care office, where she strives to improve patient access and deliver integrated care. She mainly draws on her training in motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Dr. Stoeckel is also an allied health professional at Crouse Hospital where she provides brief psychological services for patients hospitalized on general medical floors.
Amy Olszewski, Ph.D.
Dr. Olszewski is a clinical psychologist who works as a part time postdoctoral associate at SUNY Upstate Medical University and holds an adjunct assistant professor position at Syracuse University, where she teaches and participates in tiered supervision of psychology graduate students. She specializes in psychotherapy with adults and adolescents, as well as psychological and neuropsychological assessments for children and adults. Dr. Olszewski also helps run a Social Skills Training group for children and the Incredible Years Parenting program. She completed her clinical internship (child track) at SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Whitney Wood, Ph.D.
Dr. Wood is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology at Syracuse University, where she teaches courses in child development, pediatric psychology, and child psychopathology. She also participates in tiered supervision of psychology graduate students. Dr. Wood specializes in psycho-educational and neuropsychological assessment of children with known or suspected neurological conditions (e.g., ADHD, learning disabilities), as well as in behavioral consultation and intervention. Her degree is in school psychology, and she completed her internship in clinical psychology at the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities and the May Center School for Brain Injury and Related Disorders.