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Catherine Wells

Catherine Wells

Embedded Mental Health Counselor for Residence Life

Contact Information

150 Mary Walker Building

Cat is one of the Residence Life Embedded Mental Health Counselors, which involves supporting hall directors, AHDs, and RAs through counseling, wellness activities, and workshops. Cat also provides individual and group therapy to any SUNY Oswego students. You can stop by her office in 145 Johnson Hall, feel free to introduce yourself and chat!

Cat’s counseling philosophy stems from a humanist, person centered perspective, which leads therapy from your point of view. Other theoretical frameworks include the feminist approach, narrative therapy, existentialism, and parts work. She has experience supporting clients with anxiety, depression, identity work, and trauma. Cat has previously worked with children and teens and loves to incorporate creativity, expressive arts, and mindfulness techniques into her counseling practice.

Cat grew up in Oswego and enjoys swimming in the lake like the loch ness monster, hanging out in Breitbeck park, and reading (please see Goodreads for more info). She also loves talking her friend’s ears off and re-watching tv shows and movies.

Pronouns: She/Her


  • BS, Communications with English Minor, Ithaca College, 2017
  • MS, Mental Health Counseling, State University of New York at Oswego, 2022

Classes Taught

  • CPS 391 - Intro to Family
  • GST 109 - Who do you think you are? Identity Development in College