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 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 to law enforcement, court systems, and victim services. In addition, he has considerable experience working with adolescents. Gabriel is a first-generation American who grew up in the New York City area. He subsequently lived in the South and Midwest before returning to New York. He has been in the Ithaca area since 1995, and is the spouse of a Cornell Veterinary College alumna.
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.
Casey Benson, LMSW
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. Casey is on the board of directors for Ithaca’s Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service and serves on the executive committee as board treasurer. She enjoys being an active member of the Ithaca community and serving the faculty and staff of Cornell University.
Jasmine Jay, MFA
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.