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  • Counseling Center
    Foy Hall · Rm 110
    (518) 783-2342

Center Staff

Staff Members

Dr. Wally Bzdell, Ed.D., Licensed Psychologist/Director
Dr. Bzdell received his doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Boston University, and his Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Springfield College. He is a "generalist" by training and his expertise covers a wide spectrum of concerns that college students often encounter including, but not limited to: anxiety and depression, stress management, family difficulties, dating and relationships, adjustment to college, career/major decisions, academic stress, study skills, and time management.  Dr. Bzdell has particular interest in sexual assault prevention programs on college campuses and men's health issues.  Additionally, he has a proficiency in sport psychology and a strong collaborative working relationship with Siena Athletics.
 
Dr. Pat A. Bradway, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist/Associate Director
Dr. Bradway is a licensed psychologist in the State of New York. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School. She also holds a Master’s in Education from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Bradway has been a member of the counseling staff at Siena since 2001. Her clinical areas of specialization include relationship issues, disordered eating, body image issues, recovery from interpersonal trauma, and self-harm. Her clinical orientation is a blend of relational, developmental and psychodynamic theories. She encourages a holistic/wellness approach to emotional health. Dr. Bradway is also committed to prevention work especially in the areas of eating disorders and intimate partner violence. She is a member of the Anti-Violence Task Force at Siena. She is also a private consultant with Health Psychology Associates and the Consultation Center in Albany.
 
Dr. Nathan Pruitt, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Nate Pruitt is a licensed psychologist in New York.  He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned a master’s and doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Marquette University.  Dr. Pruitt also worked as a mental health counselor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at Marquette University before coming to Siena College.  Dr. Pruitt’s interests include career counseling, cultural issues, grief counseling, mindfulness, and relationship concerns.  Dr. Pruitt is proficient in treating a number of additional mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders.  He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology and enjoys doing research in addition to his clinical work.  Dr. Pruitt is a member of the Division of Student Affairs assessment committee and facilitates a grief group for students at Siena College.  He greatly enjoys his work with college students.
 
Maureen Roeth, RN, FNPc, PNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Maureen Roeth is a licensed Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She earned her RN from the Albany Medical Center School of Nursing, BSN from NYS Regents College and MSN from the Sage Graduate School. She has been a practicing nurse for more than 20 years and joined the Health Service and Center for Counseling and Student Development in 2006. She is available for psychiatric medication evaluation and monitoring.
 
Dr. Michael Priest, MD., Consulting Psychiatrist
Michael Priest, M.D. is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. He has over 20 years of experience and has been working with college students since 1987. Dr. Priest is a graduate of the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and the Albany Medical College of Psychiatry. He has been a Consulting Psychiatrist with the Center for Counseling and Student Development at Siena College since 2000. Dr. Priest is available for medication evaluation and monitoring for clients of the Center for Counseling and Student Development.
 
Annette Manning, Receptionist/Secretary
Annette Manning is a graduate of Mercy High School. She has been with the Center for Counseling and Student Development since 2007.