Counseling and Wellness Center

Meet Our Staff

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

Megan is a licensed psychologist and licensed mental health counselor with over fifteen 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, crisis management, transition to adulthood, trauma, and mood disorders.

Erin DolanErin Dolan, M.Ed. — Wellness Outreach Coordinator/Therapist

Erin is a Worcester native who holds a Master of Education in Psychology from Cambridge College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Westfield State University. She has provided counseling services to a variety of populations in Philadelphia, San Diego and throughout Massachusetts, and specializes in short-term, strength based counseling. Erin enjoys assisting students in developing practical strategies to improve their everyday lives and overall sense of happiness. Erin employs a person-centered approach to assist students in utilizing their strengths to assist them in living a satisfying, balanced life. Her clinical interests include positive psychology, happiness, mindfulness and the role that communication plays in building healthy relationships. Erin is currently obtaining her PhD in Media Psychology, and is an adjunct professor of Communications at Clark. As Wellness Outreach Coordinator, Erin enjoys having the opportunity to work with members of the Clark community to develop wellness initiatives and programs on campus.

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.

Marlene Major-Ahmed Marlene Major-Ahmed, Ed.D., M.Ed.— Clinical Intern

Marlene is a clinical psychology intern from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. She received her Ed.D. and M.Ed. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied adolescent development and academic achievement motivation. She is interested in a range of concerns including motivation, procrastination and time management, anxiety and depression, self-esteem, relationship and gender issues. Her therapeutic techniques include psychodynamic and cognitive-behavior therapy. She is eager to work with students to help make their experience at Clark rewarding and enjoyable.

Kristen BettencourtKristen Bettencourt, MBA— Clinical Intern

Kristen is a clinical psychology doctoral student at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, and received her undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies from the University of New Hampshire. Kristen has seven years of experience working in a variety of settings, including a residence for adults with chronic mental illness, a residence for homeless men, an HIV/AIDS organization, and a feminist health center. Kristen is interested in helping students develop strategies to cope with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating and body image concerns, relationship issues, and issues related to academic performance. Kristen finds inspiration in positive psychology, creativity, mindfulness, yoga, music, and travel.

Andrea RandallAndrea Randall, M.A., CAGS, CRC— Clinical Intern

Andrea is a clinical intern at Clark University Counseling and Wellness Center studying for her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP). She received her Master’s Degree and CAGS in Rehabilitation Counseling from Assumption College in May 2011. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Andrea has experience in different settings including high schools, hospitals and mental health clinics. She has worked with both adolescents and adults who experience a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and disability related issues. Areas of clinical interest include working with clients on interpersonal relationships, substance abuse, anxiety and family systems. Andrea utilizes a variety of treatment modalities including, Psychodynamic and Humanistic therapy, and skill building techniques.

Jessica RolincikJessica Rolincik, B.A.— Clinical Intern

Jessica is a clinical intern completing requirements for her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a clinical concentration from Boston College. Jessica has worked with various groups, including young adults in residential treatment settings who experience depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and other mental health issues. Jessica supports clients in developing skills that enable them to experience their time at Clark as fully and freely as they wish. Her areas of clinical interest include working with clients on anxiety, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships and transitional issues.