Cornell's Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is a free, confidential resource to help Cornell employees resolve concerns that may impact their personal and/or professional lives.
Through counseling, consultation, and referral services, our professional counselors provide specialized care to meet the unique needs of Cornell's faculty and staff members. We recognize and celebrate the rich diversity of our Cornell community, and strive to be inclusive of the many cultures, experiences, practices, and values represented among our clients.
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FSAP is a division of Cornell Health, operating under the leadership of Cornell Health's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) department. The service is funded by the university's Division of Human Resources as a benefit for employees.
Gabriel Tornusciolo, PsyD
Gabriel Tornusciolo is the Assistant Director of FSAP, providing daily oversight of the program and also counseling clients.
Gabriel earned a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Indiana State University and has been a New York state licensed psychologist since 1995. Before coming to FSAP in 2012, he worked in a variety of treatment settings, delivering services to individuals with severe emotional and behavioral concerns. He has also provided consultation with law enforcement, court systems, and victim services. Gabriel's interests include developing integrated systems of care, holistic models of treatment, and interpersonal psychotherapy. He has published in a variety of journals and has presented at state and national conferences.
Gabriel has resided in the Ithaca area since 1995, is a spouse of a Cornell graduate school alumna, and juggles the family lifestyle of a spouse-working, children-running, dog-chasing, house-repairing, "where are the scissors?"-asking 50-something-year-old man.
Marta Guzmán, PsyD
Marta Guzmán is a licensed psychologist in the state of New York. She earned a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from The Florida School of Professional Psychology in Tampa, FL.
Marta's experience includes working in higher education, community mental health, and medical settings. Her professional interests include anxiety disorders, chronic mental health issues, acute and chronic medical concerns, and diversity and multicultural issues.
Both as a clinician and as a woman of color, Marta is invested in creating a strong, vibrant, and affirming community for all staff and faculty. Her prior roles as a post-doctoral resident and behavioral health consultant at Cornell University offer a unique perspective into the particular challenges that may arise in this community.
Marta is an active member of the National Latina/o Psychological Association. She is fluent in Spanish, loves 80's music, and is deeply interested in anything cat-related.
Jason Stark, LCSW
Jason Stark graduated from Cornell in 1999 and earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Florida State University in 2002. He was excited that his role in FSAP allowed him to return to campus.
Jason has worked for 15 years in Tompkins County, addressing issues of sexual and domestic violence, anger management, substance use, and crisis intervention. Jason enjoys working with multidisciplinary teams and looks forward to cultivating relationships with faculty and staff to further the health of the Cornell community. A long-time “townie” (having spent the majority of his life living and working in Ithaca), Jason is a family man with two daughters who keep him busy outside of work.
Pat is typically the first person a client talks with on the phone or sees when entering the office. As the primary contact point between clients and counselors, Pat strives to provide the highest level of service and professionalism, assisting each individual in a supportive manner.