Center for Counseling and Personal Growth

Meet Our Staff

L. Megan KerstingL. Megan Kersting, LMHC, PsyD. — Director

Megan is a licensed psychologist and licensed mental health counselor with almost 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She received her doctorate in psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, and holds her master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, and a bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College. In addition to her twelve years of clinical and administrative work at a community mental health agency (Riverside Community Care), she has held psychology internship positions in the counseling centers at Salem State College, Simmons College, and Boston University , as well as after-hours crisis management at Harvard University Mental Health Services. Areas of clinical interest include relationship issues, resilience, mindfulness, crisis management, transition to adulthood, and trauma. She has a small private practice in Hopkinton, MA. Outside of work, Megan enjoys hiking with her funny looking Labradoodle, listening to podcasts, and spending time with friends.



Michael HendricksonMichael Hendrickson, M.A. —Staff Counselor

Michael holds a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education Studies from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME. Michael has provided mental health counseling to a wide range of populations and has found he is most inspired by working with college and university students struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, gender and sexual identity development, substance use, relationship difficulties, and life transitions. He is particularly influenced by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and expressive approaches, but is a firm believer that each individual is the expert of their own life and enjoys tailoring therapy accordingly. Outside of being a therapist, Michael enjoys the performing arts, hunting down dogs to play with, snowboarding, and exploring the coast of New England.



Laura TsotsisLaura Tsotsis, PsyD. — Staff Counselor

Laura is a psychologist who has been working in college counseling settings for over seven years. She received her doctorate degree from Antioch University New England, and holds two Master’s degrees in psychology, one from Antioch University New England and the second from Boston College. By applying a relational model approach often blended with cognitive behavioral strategies, Laura enjoys helping clients grow within themselves and overcome the obstacles they are facing in their daily lives. Within treatment, Laura also incorporates ideas from a Humanistic model, Interpersonal Therapy, Positive Psychology, and the Stages of Change model. Laura has particular interest in working with clients on depression and mood difficulties, substance abuse, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, sexual identity, time management, life transitions, and relationship issues.



Kara MassieKara Massie, PhD. — Staff Counselor

Kara recently earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Suffolk University. She also holds a master’s degree in general psychology from Villanova University and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. After leaving her home state of Wyoming, Kara has provided counseling to students from several colleges and universities including Butler University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Roger Williams University. Her clinical specialties include eating disorder treatment, mindfulness, and third-wave behavioral therapies. Kara has taught courses in general psychology and human sexuality, and has conducted research on sexual decision making within the college “hookup” culture. In her spare time, she enjoys playing video games, going to art museums, and caring too much about the performance of various professional soccer teams.



Angela AttardoAngela Attardo, M.S.— Clinical Intern

Angie is a doctoral student at Antioch University New England. She has a bachelor's degree in general psychology from Colgate University and a master's degree in clinical psychology from Antioch. She is currently working on her dissertation, concerning the effects of the marriage equality movement on the relationships of same sex couples. She has experience working with individuals ages 6 to 70 in a clinical setting from a primarily cognitive-behavioral perspective, and places emphasis on the alliance between client and therapist. Angie is interested in working with Clark students dealing with a wide variety of concerns and problems. Outside of therapy, she enjoys knitting, watching funny movies, and spending time in nature.



Austin BrooksAustin Brooks, B.A. — Clinical Intern

Austin is a second year clinical psychology doctoral student at William James College (formerly known as the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology). He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Mary Washington. He has experience working in multiple settings including private practice and schools. Austin’s clinical interests including working with students who are dealing with anxiety, depression, transition issues, relationships, and substance abuse. He uses multiple techniques in treatment including cognitive behavioral and positive approaches. Outside of work Austin enjoys watching sports, golfing, playing with his dogs, and spending time relaxing with his friends and family.



Lourah KellyLourah Kelly, M.A.— Clinical Intern

Lourah is currently a doctoral student at Suffolk University, where she received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from George Mason University. In the past, Lourah has worked with high-risk adolescents in various treatment settings. Her clinical interests include self-harm, mood disorders and risk behaviors (e.g., sexual behaviors, experimental drug use) and the protective role of gratitude, positive peer and family relationships, and self-esteem in adolescents and emerging adults. She prefers to use cognitive-behavioral and acceptance-based behavioral approaches in individual and group therapy. In her spare time, Lourah enjoys cooking vegetarian meals, yoga, watching 90’s cartoons on Netflix, going to hardcore/rock concerts, and rock climbing.



Michael WeinbergMichael Weinberg, M.A.— Clinical Intern

Michael is a second year clinical psychology doctoral student from William James College (formerly known as the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology). He holds a masters degree in Counseling Psychology from William James College and a bachelor's degree from Brandeis University. Michael has experience working with college students from Mass Bay Community College as well as older adults with severe mental health and substance abuse issues. Michael's approach incorporates humanistic, cognitive behavioral, and acceptance and commitment therapies, centering and focusing on an empathic and person-centered style. Areas of clinical interest include working with students on identity exploration, transition and adjustment difficulties, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and mindfulness. Outside of work Michael aspires to elevate his musicianship skills by advancing his piano playing repertoire, frequenting the theater (especially Broadway), spoiling his Persian cats, and traveling as much as possible.



Maya FoxMaya Fox - Peer Educator

Maya Fox is an undergraduate Peer Educator with the Clark University Center for Counseling and Personal Growth. Currently a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Education, she is a founding member of Active Minds, a nationally recognized club dedicated to stopping stigma around mental health. She is also an undergraduate researcher surrounding Men’s Mental Health with Professor Michael Addis. Her areas of interest include chronic diseases, children, motivation, interpersonal relationships and how those concepts relate to wellness during and post traumatic events. Maya enjoys working in hospital settings, and she is interested in pursuing a career in Clinical Psychology. She hopes to impact the Clark community by helping improve connections between students and mental health resources. Her goal for the year is to help make students feel more comfortable and supported when they need assistance.



Farah WeannaraFarah Weannara - Peer Educator

Farah Weannara is an undergraduate Peer Educator with the Clark University Center for Counseling and Personal Growth. Currently a senior majoring in Psychology and Management, she is an Events Coordinator for Psi Chi, the international honors society. She is also a member of Gryphon and Pleiades honors society and an undergraduate researcher in Professor James Cordova's Couples Lab. Her areas of interest include interpersonal relationships, anxiety, and motivation, and how those concepts relate to personal happiness and international environments. Farah enjoys working in multicultural settings, and is interested in pursuing a career in Industrial Organizational Psychology. She hopes to impact the Clark community by helping improve resources and publicize counseling programs.