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 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.

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.

Alexandra LashAlexandra Lash, M.A.— Clinical Intern

Alexandra is a clinical psychology doctoral student at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. She received her undergraduate degree as well as her master’s degree in General Psychology at the New School University and the New School for Social Research respectively. While pursuing her undergraduate and master’s education Alexandra developed interests in substance abuse, trauma, and couples counseling. Alexandra also participated in research pertaining to Attachment, adolescent anxiety, as well as substance abuse and major mental illness. Alexandra is inspired by psychodynamic theory, music, art, and global cuisine.

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

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

Julia MoskowitzJulia Moskowitz, M.A.— Clinical Intern

Julia is a doctoral level intern and a clinical psychology student at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. She received her Masters in Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her Bachelor’s Degree from Brandeis where she studied English and Women’s and Gender studies. Before coming to Clark, Julia has worked as a clinical intern in a high school counseling center, as a residential counselor at McLean Hospital, and as a high school teacher. Julia enjoys working with young adults and is particularly interested in identity development, family relationships, gender identity, and social fulfillment. Julia’s treatment approach is eclectic, combining Humanistic, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive/Behavioral strategies. Julia is excited to work with Clark students this year.

Liza WetzelLiza Wetzel, B.A.— Clinical Intern

Liza is a doctoral-level intern from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP). She holds a bachelor's degree in Clinical Psychology and Child Development from Tufts University. Liza has experience working with adolescents and children in a variety of settings who have experienced anxiety, depression and mood disorders, trauma, stressful life transitions, and other mental health issues. Liza's approach is empathic and person-centered, and she incorporates psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy into her treatment. She aims to support students in developing a positive, fulfilling, and personally meaningful experience throughout their time at Clark. Liza's clinical interests include working with students experiencing transition and adjustment difficulties, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and identity exploration.