Staff profile

Ellen Gooch, MSW, LCSW

Senior Counselor


202 Hewitt Union

Office hours

Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

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Ellen joins the SUNY Oswego Counseling Services Center in September 2017 after spending the last five years as the director of the student counseling center at Paul Smith’s College.  She has been working in higher education for the past 10 years.  Before receiving her MSW, from Smith College School of Social Work, she was the Director of Recreational Therapy at Provo Canyon School (a residential treatment facility for youth at risk in Provo Utah).  She received her undergraduate degree and her first Master’s degree (in recreational therapy) from Brigham Young University.  When Ellen in not working she can be found hiking with her dogs, kayaking with friends, reading, singing in a choir, and spending time with her family and friends.  

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Drop In and Drum - drum circle group

Co-Facilitates True Selves - transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming support group


MSW, Smith College School of Social Work, Northampton, MA, 2001

MA, Recreational Therapy, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1998

BS, Brigham Young University, Provo Utah