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Mark Rice, PhD

Clinical Director

Counseling Center


Mark Rice, Ph.D. is the Clinical Director of the University Counseling Center (UCC) at Binghamton University and has served the university since 2011. He has been an administrator in higher education counseling centers since 2002 and is a recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service. He is a licensed psychologist in the State of New York.


Dr. Rice administers and directs the delivery of counseling and psychological services at the UCC. This includes overseeing daily clinical operations, coordinating client flow, consulting with staff about student emergencies, and providing clinical supervision to senior staff. He assists in executive planning and decision making as part of the health and counseling services administrative seam. He serves as the UCC training director, overseeing the selection, training, and supervision of all clinical graduate assistants and trainees. He also provides direct service to students and the university community; these services include counseling, evaluation, consultation, crisis response, outreach, and liaison with various departments. He reports to the director of health and counseling.

Education and Professional Background

Dr. Rice earned a PhD in clinical psychology and an MA in psychology from Duquesne University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Ohio State University, and earned his BA from the University of Virginia Prior to joining the staff at Binghamton University he worked as a director of counseling in the SUNY system at SUNY Oneonta. Before that he worked as a clinician in a variety of mental health settings, including outpatient substance abuse, community mental health and private practice.

Professional and Personal Interests

Dr. Rice is a generalist and his areas of additional professional interest include administration and leadership, existential and spiritual issues, anxiety disorders, mood disorders (particularly bipolar disorder), risk and threat assessment, substance abuse, and dream interpretation. In his spare time he enjoys meditation, gardening, tennis, hiking, yoga and tai chi, guitar, and walking his dogs!

Therapy Orientation

Dr. Rice has a passion for working with and helping students, and dedicates time for counseling in addition to his administrative duties. His therapeutic orientation is integrative, meaning that he draws from various approaches to best serve students. He was trained in existential and phenomenological psychology and has incorporated other approaches including CBT, experiential and emotion focused therapies, multicultural counseling, and mindfulness approaches.

Special Projects

Student Affairs Diversity Committee, University Threat Assessment Team, UCC staff professional development and training