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Marcia Galvinhill

Marcia Galvinhill, Ph.D.

Assistant Director

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.

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Mikayla Wynter

Mikayla Wynter, LMHC

Assistant Director of Diversity Programming and Multicultural Counseling

Mikayla is a licensed mental health counselor originally from Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Boston College with her master’s in mental health counseling and has experience working in community mental health and substance abuse counseling settings. She has a demonstrated passion for issues around diversity and inclusion and was an activist and organizational leader with student activism groups at Boston College. Mikayla looks forward to working with students of color as well as increasing help-seeking behaviors in minority populations. In her free time, Mikayla enjoys singing, reading, listening to podcasts, watching her favorite TV shows, and spending time with friends and family.

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Shawn McGuirk

Shawn McGuirk, M.A., LMHC, CAGS

Counselor/Community Education Coordinator

Shawn is a licensed mental health counselor and has a certificate of advanced graduate study in counseling/psychology (CAGS). He earned his bachelor’s 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: counseling others. Most recently, Shawn spent more than 6 1/2 years as an individual and family therapist for LUK Inc. in Fitchburg. He has also done numerous training sessions 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 three children, or conversing over a good cup of coffee.

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Ruby Yarmush

Ruby Yarmush, M.A.

Full-Time Counselor

Ruby is a mental health counselor with a master’s in counseling psychology from William James College and a bachelor’s in biology from Yeshiva University. He joins the team at the Center for Counseling and Personal Growth after two years of clinical work at High Point Treatment Center in Boston.  Ruby has held internships at Fisher College’s counseling center in Boston and Tides Family Services in West Warwick, R.I. Ruby’s areas of clinical interest include mindfulness, depression, anxiety, substance use, and the transition to adulthood. Outside of counseling, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing and following sports, and woodworking.

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Leah Manzella

Leah Manzella, LCSW

Full-Time Counselor

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

Counselor/Diversity Specialist

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.

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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.

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 the 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 Narahara

Steph Narahara

APA Consortium Intern

Steph (she/her/hers) is a fourth 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 and dialectical behavioral therapy. Steph enjoys working with college age students around transitions and identity development. Outside of work, she enjoys trying new foods, kickboxing, and anything/everything outdoors.

Becca Butler

Becca Butler

Advanced Practicum Trainee

Becca is a fourth-year doctoral candidate working towards a PsyD at Antioch University New England. She has experience working with clients across the lifespan and especially with folx navigating young adulthood. Passionate about social justice, she has completed internships and joined groups steeped in racial, sexual, and gender identity development; dismantling white supremacist culture, and supporting the entire person. Through her clinical work, Becca hopes to help individuals and groups understand themselves and create the lives their want for themselves. Outside of the therapy (and sometimes inside), Becca loves spending time with her short golden retriever, Ella.

Kalin Long

Kalin Long

Multicultural-Track Advanced Practicum Trainee

Kalin is a fourth-year student enrolled in Antioch University’s Doctoral Psychology program. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and families, with a focus on familial relationships. Kalin has comprehensive experience in neuropsychological testing. Her areas of clinical interest include anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and issues around diversity and inclusion. Outside of clinical work Kalin enjoys hiking, listening to podcasts, and spending time with family and friends.

Sara Garde

Sara Garde

Advanced Practicum Trainee

Sara is currently in her fourth year at William James College where she is pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She received her B.A. in history from Bridgewater State University, and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from William James College. At this time, Sara’s clinical interests include crisis work and evaluations, trauma, depression and anxiety, mindfulness, and humanistic psychology. Sara has a special interest in serving marginalized groups and a commitment to social justice.  On the side, Sara enjoys spending her time traveling, baking, spending time with friends and family, and her dog REDD.

Contact Information

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