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Meet the Staff

Megan Kersting

L. Megan Kersting, LMHC, PsyD.



Megan is a licensed psychologist and licensed mental health counselor with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She received her doctorate in psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (now William James College), 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. Outside of work, Megan enjoys hiking with her funny looking Labradoodle, listening to podcasts, and spending time with friends.

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erica Beachy

Erica Beachy, PsyD.

Director of Wellness Education


Erica works as the Director of Wellness Education within the Center for Counseling and Personal Growth. She received her bachelor’s in psychology from Colorado State University and then went to Springfield College to earn her masters in Athletic Counseling and doctorate in Counseling Psychology.  After working for years as a licensed psychologist in various college counseling centers, her passion for prevention and holistic wellness deepened. She became a certified yoga teacher and began incorporating all aspects of the mind, body, and spirit into helping college students grow and thrive. At Clark, she is passionate about her goal of promoting student wellness and cultivating a culture of health and wellbeing. Outside of work, Erica loves spending time with her friends, family, and sweet dog and loves maintaining an active and outdoors lifestyle, enjoying the beautiful New England nature.

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Marcia Galvinhill, Ph.D.

Marcia Galvinhill, Ph.D.

Assistant Director

Marcia is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years 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 experience working with individuals across the lifespan and is especially interested in working with students as they transition to college and adulthood. Areas of clinical interests 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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Shawn McGuirk, M.A., CAGS

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 (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.

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Mikayla Winter

Mikayla Wynter, LMHC

Counselor/Diversity Specialist

Mikayla is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) originally from Dallas, Texas. Mikayla graduated from Boston College with her Masters in Mental Health Counseling and has experience working in community mental health and substance abuse counseling settings. She has a demonstrated passion with issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion with her history as 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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Zoë Bryan, M.S.


Originally from Oregon, Zoë received her Bachelor’s Degree from Bates College before completing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. In Baltimore, she worked in a low-income community counseling setting as well as a psychiatric hospital. It was in Boston that she found her passion for working with college students and has since gained experience at four campuses. Using a person-centered approach, Zoë’s areas of clinical interest include working with students who are dealing with relationship issues, confidence, body image, diversity, identity, and trauma. She sees clients individually, in couples counseling, and in group settings. When she’s not at Clark, Zoë enjoys fostering dogs, attempting to be handy around the house, and playing basketball.

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Sarah-Eve Hamel, LMHC

Sarah-Eve Hamel, LMHC

Part-Time Counselor

Sarah-Eve Hamel is a licensed mental health counselor who received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Concordia University and her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Assumption College. She is passionate about mental health education, working with students, and has had the opportunity to work with individuals in all walks of life. Sarah-Eve often incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in her work with patients, and specializes in emotional dysregulation, eating disorders, and trauma. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, rock climbing, and running outdoors.

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Ruby Yarmush, M.A.

Ruby Yarmush, M.A.

Part-Time Counselor

Ruby is a mental health counselor with a master’s degree in counseling psychology from William James College (formerly Massachusetts School of Professional psychology), and 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.  Ruby has held internships at Fisher College counseling center in Boston and Tides Family Services in West Warwick, RI. Ruby’s areas of clinical interest include Mindfulness, depression, anxiety, substance use, and transition to adulthood. Outside of counseling he enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing and following sports, and woodworking.

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cutler-counseling Dr. Alex Cutler

Staff Psychiatrist 

Alex is a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with a B.S. in neuroscience with a minor in Spanish from Bates College and an M.A. in medical science from Boston University.  He graduated medical school in 2009 from the Sackler School of Medicine/NY State American program in Tel Aviv, Israel.  He completed his adult psychiatry residency in 2012 at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Zucker Hillside Hospital Program and he completed his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship in 2014 at the same hospital.  His areas of clinical interest include sleep, mood disorders and anxiety.  In addition to his work at Clark, he is the college psychiatrist at Holy Cross, Assumption College and he has a private practice in Worcester.  In his spare time, he enjoys running, traveling and spending time with his family.

Melissa Morrison, M.A.

Melissa Morrison, LMHC

WJC Consortium Intern

Melissa is currently in her fifth year at William James College where she is pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She received her B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Religious Studies from Saint Michael’s College. She received her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling at Boston College. As a psychological counselor, she has worked with people of all ages and varied experiences. She has specialized her work to focus on young adults, specifically those in higher education, working primarily with anxiety, depression, issues regarding identity, and addiction in college settings. Her clinical and research interests include both individual and group work focusing on trauma, diversity, sexuality, the management of anxiety and depression, and issues regarding self-confidence. Outside of being a therapist, Melissa enjoys traveling and the usual Fall time outside activities. She can almost always be caught in her kitchen baking up sweets for her friends and family.

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Damon Pryor, LMHC

Damon Pryor, LMHC

WJC Consortium Intern

Damon is a licensed mental health counselor and a doctoral student at William James College. He holds a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College, and a bachelor’s degree from Rochester Institute of technology. He has worked in a variety of settings such as trauma teams, outpatient clinics, private practice and various types of academic institutions. He areas of clinical interest are African and Caribbean Mental Health, Multicultural issues, Identity Development, Trauma, and Grief/Coping. Outside of work, Damon enjoy listening to and performing music, watching and playing sports, and engaging in various culinary activities.

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Benjamin Trigani, M.A.

Benjamin Trigani, M.A.

WJC Consortium Intern

Benjamin Trigani is a fifth-year doctoral student of clinical psychology at William James College. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at Stetson University. He also earned a Master of Arts degree in professional psychology at William James College. Benjamin has worked with children, adolescents, emerging adults, and adults in a variety of settings ranging from universities to community health centers. Benjamin enjoys working collaboratively with individuals through life transitions and milestones, managing high levels of daily stress, mood-related difficulties such as anxiety and depression, adjustment issues, relationship issues, gender and sexuality development, and processing concerns related to trauma. Benjamin utilizes a variety of techniques, including CBT, ACT and relational approaches, to help find a balance that works best for students’ individual goals. In his downtime, Benjamin enjoys cooking, eating, building computers, playing video games, and traveling.

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Amanda Connerton

Amanda Connerton, M.A.

WJC Consortium Intern

Amanda Connerton is a fifth-year doctoral student of clinical psychology at William James College. She completed her Bachelor’s in Psychology at the University of Rhode Island. She also earned a Master of Arts degree in professional psychology at William James College. Amanda has worked with adolescents, emerging adults, and adults in a variety of settings ranging from universities to community health centers. Her clinical interests include working with young adults in major transitional periods of their lives as well as with individuals with anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. Amanda’s research interests range from Psychopathic Personality Disorder to de-stigmatizing mental health in athletes. Outside of being a therapist, Amanda enjoys running, working on her music, and spending time with her puppy, Dakota.

Aacqueline Gener, M.A..

Jacqueline Gener, M.A.

Advanced Practicum Trainee

Clinical Intern

Jacqueline is currently in her fourth year at William James College where she is pursuing her PsyD in Clinical Psychology. She graduated from Florida International University with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in social work. Jacqueline’s professional experience includes individual, group, and family counseling with adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders, trauma survivors, and those that have difficulty managing symptoms of anxiety and depression, among other personal struggles. Her clinical interests include relationship and family challenges, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. In her free time, Jacqueline enjoys relaxing on the beach, eating good food, catching up on reality television, and spending time with her new puppy.

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allison elber

Allison Elber, M.A.

Advanced Practicum Trainee

Allison Elber is currently in her third year at University of Massachusetts Boston where she is pursuing her PhD in Counseling Psychology. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in German, and from the University of Denver with an M.A. in sport and performance psychology. Allison’s professional experience includes working with athletes and performers in both individual and group settings, individuals with eating disorders, those struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, and other personal struggles. Her clinical and research interests include the intersection between multiculturalism and sport, including immigrant and refugee populations. In her spare time, Allison enjoys being with friends and family, and hanging out with her two cats.

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Hunter D'Abundo

Hunter D’Abundo, M.A.

Advanced Practicum Trainee

Hunter D’Abundo is a fourth-year doctoral student of clinical psychology at William James College. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from High Point University. She also earned her Master of Arts degree in professional psychology from William James College. Hunter has worked with adolescents and adults in a variety of clinical settings, most recently in a residential setting for eating disorders. Her professional interest include emerging adulthood, eating disorders, personal identity, personality disorders and humanistic psychology. In her free time, Hunter enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and cheering on the Red Sox.

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Tristan Barney, M.A..

Tristan Barney, M.A.

Advanced Practicum Trainee

Tristan is a clinical intern from William James College where he is pursuing his PsyD in Clinical Psychology. He graduated from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis on Forensic and Correctional Counseling, and Military and Veteran Psychology from William James College. Tristan’s professional experience includes both individual and group therapy with children and adults ranging in clinical concerns from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, personality disorders, LGBTQ issues, and traumatic events. His clinical and research interests include trauma, military veterans, and the LGBTQ community. In his spare time, Tristan enjoys music, cooking, traveling, and is a Harry Potter fanatic.

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Mary Hynes

Mary Hynes

Administrative Assistant

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Mary Hynes is the Administrative Assistant for the Center for Counseling and Personal Growth. In this position, Mary provides administrative assistance for the CPG Director and numerous counselors. She serves as the primary contact for external offices, students and assists on special projects. Mary joined Clark in 2016. Prior to her position at the CPG, she served as an Insurance Specialist at Riverside Community Care. In Mary’s free time, she enjoys her family, dogs, Netflix and spending time at her cottage in Maine.

Contact Information

Center for Counseling & Personal Growth

Office Location
  • 114 Woodland Street,
    Worcester, MA 01610
  • 1-508-793-7678
Office Hours
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed from noon-1 p.m.)