Aaron Rumsey, Director of Counseling, joins Oliverian from the Adirondack region of upstate New York, where he was the primary therapist at a wilderness program. Aaron is a licensed mental health counselor who earned his undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology at the State University of New York at Potsdam. He worked at an inpatient substance abuse treatment center and a detoxification center before enrolling in a master’s program in mental health counseling. As a counselor and an adjunct instructor at SUNY Plattsburgh, Aaron enjoyed sharing his clinical knowledge, offering support, and bringing empathy and creativity to the adolescents he worked with.
Aaron is enthusiastic about continuing his work with Oliverian students and helping them find their path to success while building healthy and well-rounded lives. Aaron and his family are excited to take in the White Mountains as much as they did the Adirondacks while searching for new adventures and lessons through nature.
What you love most about working at Oliverian:
“I love having the ability to be patient in a process of supporting growth and non-linear change with young people and their families.”
What motivates you to work with young people?
“Working with young people allows me to stay able to continually re-adjust my perspectives so that I do not become stagnant in my beliefs or perceptions of people and world.”