During the COVID- 19 public health crisis, I will be providing telecounseling services for any Gates Chili Middle school Student who is in need of support. You can schedule an appointment with me Monday – Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm by reaching out to me via email at dgallmeyer@gateschili.orgor 
           *You do not need to be presently receiving services in order to request a session* 
    My name is Delia Gallmeyer and I am the Delphi Rise School Based Prevention Counselor at Gates Chili Middle School. I received by Bachelor of Arts and Science in Psychology at SUNY Oswego, in addition to a certification of Addictions Counseling from MCC. I am currently finishing my Masters in Mental Health Counseling at St. John Fisher College. I have experience working in substance use at our outpatient clinic and worked at Wayne Central Middle School as the School Based Prevention Counselor.
    What is the school based prevention program?
    The school-based counseling program addresses a number of protective factors by teaching skills, information dissemination, education, positive alternatives and early intervention. Counselors are able to have direct contact and involve students who may be "at risk" for substance abuse within the context of the school environment. Risk factors include: students who have a family member(s) struggling with a substance-use disorder; students who are exhibiting risky behaviors including experimenting or using substances more regularly and socializing with a peer group involved in substance-use; students who are in need of outpatient treatment and can be helped to access outside services; students who could benefit from relapse-prevention after returning from a treatment program or need support for abstinence. In doing so, Delphi counselors can involve students in the counseling process who might not otherwise have access to preventative services.
    ​​​​​​​We are able to provide assessments, individual counseling services, group counseling, evidence-based programs, and referrals. Delphi Counselors are proficient in organizing community awareness events including, but not limited to, health fairs, speakers, panels, and parent education. We are here not only to support students but can be a resource to the school district and community as a whole.
    The Prevention Staff at Delphi are Trauma Informed, trained in working with trauma and adverse childhood experiences. The focus of our service delivery is sensitive to these experiences and the impact it has. Our approach focuses on what has happened... not... what is wrong.
    What is Delphi Rise?
    Delphi Rise is a non-profit, community agency committed to providing education, counseling, and support to the Greater Rochester/Finger Lakes Region. 
    Our vision: We see a future for our community in which every person can access education, counseling, and the tools for recovery, and in which every person is able to live a fulfilling and satisfying life free from stigma, abuse, and addiction.
    Delia Gallmeyer 
    School Based Prevention Counselor