Meet the Staff

Megan Kersting

L. Megan Kersting, LMHC, PsyD.

Director

+1-508-793-7678
mkersting@clarku.edu

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.

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.

Shawn McGuirk, M.A., CAGS

Shawn McGuirk, M.A., CAGS

Counselor/Community Education Coordinator

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.

Susannah Barry, MSW

Susannah Barry, MSW

Counselor

Susannah holds a Master of Social Work from Simmons College and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Northeastern University. Susannah has worked in many different settings including domestic violence shelters, community mental health centers, and adolescent residential treatment. Susannah specializes in trauma informed care and mind body therapy to aid in the recovery of a variety of needs including complex trauma, sexual assault, domestic violence, mood disorders, and life changes. Susannah believes in a client centered approach where each individual person possesses their own set of strengths and competencies that will inevitably aid them in recovery and long term health and wellness. In her free time, Susannah enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog, and doing yoga.

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.

Ruby Yarmush, M.A.

Ruby Yarmush, M.A.

Part-Time Counselor

Rubin 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. Rubin has held internships at Fisher College counseling center in Boston and Tides Family Services in West Warwick, RI. Rubin’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.

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, M.A.

WJC Consortium Intern

Melissa 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 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, and eating disorders 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 body image and self-confidence. Outside of being a therapist, Melissa enjoys knitting and the usual Fall time outside activities. She can almost always be caught in her kitchen baking up sweets for her friends and family.

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.

Benjamin Trigani, M.A.

Benjamin Trigani, M.A.

Advanced Practicum Trainee

Benjamin Trigani is a fourth-year doctoral student of clinical psychology at William James College. He completed his Bachelor’s in Psychology at Stetson University. He also earned a Master of Arts degree in professional psychology at William James College. Benjamin has worked with adolescents, emerging adults, and adults in a variety of settings ranging from universities to community health centers. His professional interests include the treatment of anxiety, depression, helping individuals with concerns related to gender and sexuality development, symptoms related to trauma, and de-stigmatizing mental health. In his downtime, Benjamin enjoys cooking, eating, building computers, playing video games, and traveling.

Aacqueline Gener, M.A..

Jacqueline Gener, M.A..

Advanced Practicum Trainee

Clinical Intern

Jacqueline is currently in her third 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.

Tara Barney, M.A..

Tara Barney, M.A..

Advanced Practicum Trainee

Tara is a clinical intern from William James College where she is pursuing her PsyD in Clinical Psychology. She 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. Tara’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. Her clinical and research interests include trauma, military veterans, and the LGBTQ community. In her spare time, Tara enjoys music, cooking, traveling, and is a Harry Potter fanatic.

Jennifer Dockery, M.A.

Jennifer Dockery, M.A.

Advanced Practicum Trainee

Jennifer is pursuing her Psy.D in Clinical Psychology at William James College. She graduated from East Carolina University with a B.A. in Psychology and from William James College with a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Couples and Family Therapy. Jennifer’s clinical and research interests includes complex trauma, interpersonal issues, the impact of early attachments, and management of depression and anxiety. She has experience working with individuals and families with trauma, depression, and anxiety. She draws from psychodynamic, humanistic, and family systems approaches, and values the therapeutic relationship to facilitate self exploration and personal growth. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys watching football, relaxing with her two pit/labs, and playing/learning instruments.

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.)