About

FSAP building

FSAP MAIN OFFICE:
312 College Avenue, Suite A
Ithaca, NY 14850 [see map]
Phone: 607-255-2673
Fax: 607-255-6681
Email: fsap@cornell.edu*

SEMESTER HOURS:
Monday–Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
(11:00 am start on Wednesdays)

Need care when we're closed?
You can call us 24/7 for urgent
concerns (607-255-2673

SATELLITE LOCATIONS:
Please visit our Appointments page

*Email is not a secure form of communication, and is not appropriate for confidential or sensitive information.
 

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.

FSAP staff


Jason Stark

Jason Stark, LCSW
Acting Assistant Director

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.


Thaddeus Bates

Thaddeus (Ted) Bates, LMSW
Counselor

What Thaddeus enjoys most about counseling, in the words of Diana Fosha, are opportunities to undo "unbearable aloneness." Prior to joining the team at FSAP, Thaddeus worked with students at Cornell Health's Counseling and Psychological Services department. He has also previously worked at the Suicide Prevention & Crisis Service in Ithaca, where he provided short-term counseling through the agency's After-Trauma program.

Training in relational therapies has been a great source of inspiration to him. Thaddeus also has experience with cognitive and solution-focused therapies. He enjoys working with people of all genders and sexual orientations. Thaddeus is Asian-American and is interested in social identity and its impacts on wellness.

Outside of work, Thaddeus enjoys meditation, film, cats, gaming, and traveling. He's slowly learning to play volleyball and to cook.  


 Casey Benson

Casey Benson, LCSW 
Counselor 

Casey Benson has been growing roots in Ithaca since 2006. She is a licensed social worker with experience in private, public, non-profit, and higher educational settings. 

Casey’s counseling style is both supportive and collaborative. She believes that a strong therapeutic relationship helps clients achieve desired goals. As a trained trauma-sensitive yoga teacher, she also finds value in body-centric approaches and enjoys incorporating mindfulness into sessions. Casey is interested in issues related to parenting, divorce and separation, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, and alcohol and other drug concerns. 

In her spare time, Casey enjoys spending time outdoors near the lake or in the woods, cooking, knitting, gardening, and practicing yoga. She is an active member of the Ithaca community and enjoys serving the faculty and staff of Cornell University.


Jasmine Jay

Jasmine Jay, MFA
Lead Clinical Administrative Assistant

Jasmine Jay is the Lead Clinical Administrative Assistant for the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP). She provides administrative support to all the FSAP clinicians and strives to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of FSAP's clients.

A poet by trade and horror film fan by choice, Jasmine taught Creative Writing and and horror film courses at Cornell for two years before joining the FSAP. She is passionate about working for the betterment of Black girls and Black women in Ithaca, and is committed to creating spaces within Cornell for people of color to thrive and prosper.

When she isn't working alongside the FSAP team, Jasmine can be found brainstorming new writing projects, reading about astrology, and listening to Whitney Houston.