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The CPG team is comprised of clinicians with various backgrounds and areas of expertise. Take a look at our bios and click here to request a session with a CPG clinician.

Marcia Galvinhill

Marcia Galvinhill, Ph.D.



Marcia is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 15 years of experience in providing psychotherapy. She earned her doctorate at the University of Cincinnati, where she completed an internship at the Counseling and Psychological Services Center. She has worked with individuals across the lifespan and is especially interested in working with students as they transition to college and adulthood. Areas of clinical interest include mood and anxiety disorders, relationship issues, adjustment issues, diversity, identity development, and trauma. Outside of work, Marcia enjoys taking walks and gardening with her husband, spending time with her children and friends, hiking and camping, playing with her dogs, and reading.

Leah Manzella

Leah Manzella, LICSW


Assistant Director, Training Director, & Neurodiversity Specialist

Leah is a licensed clinical social worker with 18 years of experience in the social work and education field. She received her master’s in social work from Springfield College and her bachelor’s in social work from Plymouth State University. Leah has extensive experience working with adolescents and young adults with language-based learning disabilities, with a focus on social thinking and cognitive behavioral therapy. Leah also has been an adjunct faculty member in Simmons University’s online MSW program. Outside of work, Leah enjoys reading, crafting, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

Mary Xatse

Mary Xatse, LPC-A


Assistant Director of Clinical Services & Multicultural Counseling

Mary is a licensed professional counseling associate raised in Worcester. She graduated from the University of New Haven with a bachelor’s in criminal justice with a concentration in forensic psychology, and received her master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Southern Connecticut State University. Mary comes to CPG with experience in counseling outreach and programming on a college campus. Clinically, she has an integrative approach that combines mindfulness-based practices, person-centered approaches, and cognitive behavioral therapy. She enjoys working with college students and assisting them with the various transitions and challenges that they may encounter in life.  Mary loves being creative (specifically painting, drawing, and writing), reading, putting together furniture (strange, but true), and hanging out with family and friends.

Shawn McGuirk

Shawn McGuirk, MA, LMHC, CAGS


Assistant Director of Outreach Programming and Crisis Intervention

Shawn holds a Master’s Degree and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Counseling/Psychology. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree and CAGS at Fitchburg State College, and completed his Master’s level work at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He worked in higher education for 19 years before transitioning to do what he loves doing.. counseling others. Most recently, Shawn was an individual and family therapist for LUK, Inc. in Fitchburg for over 6.5 years. He has also done numerous trainings on personal well-being and mental health first aid. Shawn has a special interest in working with others on mindfulness, how their thoughts affect their feelings and behaviors, working through fear and shame, and existential/spiritual-related issues. When not working, Shawn is usually either reading, spending time with his 3 children or conversing over a good cup of coffee.

Rachel Brazie

Rachel Brazie, LCSW


Staff Clinician & LGBTQIA+ Specialist

Rachel is a Clinical Social Worker hailing from Western Massachusetts. They did their undergraduate work at NYU, creating an individualized concentration exploring community, narrative, and identity. She completed graduate work at Simmons University, earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Certificate in Trauma Practice. They have experience working with both youth and adults in residential, in-home, and outpatient settings.

As a Non-binary and Queer person, they are passionate about supporting the mental health needs of LGBTQIA+ community members and greatly enjoy supporting young people as they explore and develop their unique identities. Rachel’s clinical practice pulls from Internal Family Systems, Liberation Health, and Polyvagal Theory, weaving social justice and exploration of power, oppression, and resilience into all aspects of their work. She also enjoys integrating body-based mindfulness practices, play, and art-making into sessions.

Outside of work, Rachel can be found belting along to musicals, crafting (visit her office for all the craft supplies), swimming in the nearest lake, river, or ocean (no matter the temperature), and adventuring with her wife and their corgi, Ziggy.

Anushaka Mohapatra

Anushka Mohapatra, M.Ed., NCC


Staff Clinician & Diversity Specialist

Anushka is a nationally certified counselor who received her Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Development and Master of Education in Counselor Education from Pennsylvania State University. She had previously worked as a Registered Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist for kids with autism. She has served as a Community Health Educator and Counselor providing mental health services and alcohol interventions to college students.

Anushka’s areas of expertise include Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Addictions, PTSD, Communication, Behavior Disorders, Autism, and Career Development.  Her exposure to the struggles of individuals in the psychiatric center and those facing adversity in their daily lives drove her to become a mental health counselor. Anushka takes pride in having worked with different populations through various experiences that have allowed her to learn and grow in different aspects of life,  significantly contributing to the counselor she is today. 

Anushka is an active listener and a highly empathic and dedicated clinician. She combines her love for travel and cuisine by going on adventures where she can explore new food and places. For Anushka, it is essential to understand the client’s worldviews and thought processes to establish a successful therapeutic relationship. 

Justin Donovan

Justin Donovan, PsyD


Staff Clinician

Justin received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacific University of Oregon. He has over a decade of experience in college counseling and has a passion for helping students as they develop their identities as young adults. He has additional clinical interest in guiding people with concerns related to anxiety, mood, relationships (including couples therapy), trauma, LGBTQIA+, and diversity. He approaches counseling from a variety of clinical orientations, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, Gestalt, and other person-centered modalities. Outside of work, Justin enjoys spending time with family and friends, and prides himself on being a movie and NBA buff.

Alex Cutler

Dr. Alex Cutler


Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Cutler is a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist with a medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine/NY State American program in Tel Aviv, Israel. He earned a bachelor’s in neuroscience with a minor in Spanish from Bates College, and a master’s in medical science from Boston University. He completed both his adult psychiatry residency and his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Hofstra North Shore–LIJ School of Medicine at Zucker Hillside Hospital Program. His areas of clinical interest include sleep, mood disorders, and anxiety. In addition to his work at Clark, Dr. Cutler is the college psychiatrist at Holy Cross and Assumption College, and he has a private practice in Worcester. In his spare time, he enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with his family.

MacKenzie Marion

MacKenzie Marion


Administrative Assistant

Mackenzie is an administrative assistant with over five years of experience. One of her favorite aspects of her job is interacting with students. She finds it rewarding to see their growth and progress. When she is not working, she enjoys spending her time reading, gardening, and spending quality time with her loved ones. These activities help her to recharge and stay focused.

Alex Goldmeier

Alex Goldmeier


APA Consortium Intern

Alex Goldmeier is a doctoral student studying Clinical Psychology at William James College, in Newton, MA pursuing his Psy.D. He is a master’s level clinician with extensive experience in the field and is currently on Internship at Clark University. He grew up in Long Island, NY, and attended The University of Vermont for his undergraduate studies, earning his Bachelor of Science in Psychology. As an undergraduate student, he was always inquisitive about human nature, behaviors, and thought processes, wanting to understand why people behave or feel the way that they do. His clinical interests include understanding the impact of trauma on developing youth and serving diverse populations suffering from severe psychiatric disorders and substance use disorders. He feels privileged to be in a profession that allows him to help individuals persevere through their greatest adversities and make meaning of their experiences.

Persevering through his own life-changing injury, and now living life in a wheelchair, motivated him to give back to the disabled community and serve other disadvantaged populations. Alex’s clinical expertise and approaches include alternative-based modalities (i.e., mindfulness, mediation, spirituality, and prayer), acceptance and commitment therapy, client-focused orientations, humanistic psychology, and addiction with a variety of techniques (i.e., 12-step recovery, harm-reduction, and abstinence etc.). In his spare time, he enjoys playing adaptive sports such as wheelchair tennis & mono-skiing, live music and concerts, and traveling!

Steph Traver

Steph Traver


APA Consortium Intern

Steph (she/her/hers) is a fifth-year Clinical PsyD student at William James College concentrating in LGBTQIA+ Studies. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University in Psychology and Sociology and earned her master’s from William James College. She is a certified domestic violence and sexual assault counselor and has worked with eating disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, trauma, substance use, and a variety of anxiety and mood disorders. Steph works with clients using a strength-based holistic approach involving cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness. Steph enjoys working with college-age students around transitions and identity development. Outside of work, she enjoys trying new foods, kickboxing, playing with her puppy, and anything/everything outdoors.

Basel Zayed

Basel Zayed, MA, LMHC


Advanced Practicum Trainee

Basel Zayed is currently in his third year of pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University New England, situated in Keene, NH. Drawing from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds, Basel’s journey is characterized by a pursuit of therapeutic exploration and personal development. Rooted in an intrinsic love for music and an unwavering commitment to effect change, he recognizes the transformative potential of creativity within the realm of psychology. Basel is a board-certified music therapist and has successfully submitted his mental health counseling license application and will be licensed soon.

Basel’s educational journey includes a master’s degree from City University, London, UK in 2012, and another Mental Health Counseling degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in 2019, which has laid a robust foundation for his ongoing doctoral studies. Guided by his own life experiences, Basel’s resilience in navigating challenges fuels his aspiration to contribute positively to the well-being of others.

Throughout his journey, Basel has demonstrated a profound empathy for his clients. Possessing an exceptional aptitude for establishing connections across cultural and societal boundaries, he has fine-tuned his ability to provide culturally sensitive and inclusive therapy. His clinical interests blend around themes of trauma, identity formation, and life transitions, with a focus on their manifestation in contexts of depression and anxiety.

Basel’s therapeutic approach is an intricate mosaic of diverse modalities. Infused with insights from his background in music therapy, he integrates alternative techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, mentalization, and narrative therapy. His toolkit also encompasses acceptance and commitment therapy, client-focused orientations, and motivational interviewing.

Beyond the realm of psychology, Basel is a seasoned performer, skilled in singing, composing, and playing instruments like the oud and piano. His affinity for musical engagement is matched by his love for fishing, embarking on road trips, and the joy of cooking.

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Center for Counseling & Personal Growth

Office Information
  • 114 Woodland Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed from 12 – 1 p.m.)

  • 1-508-793-7678
  • counseling[at]clarku[dot]edu