The staff of Counseling Services includes administrative staff, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Assistance to students is provided also by staff affiliates and post-doctoral fellows who are supervised by staff psychologists. Counseling Services is located in Gasson 001. All UCS clinicians and staff are committed to social justice and diversity consciousness.

Administrative Staff

Elizabeth Berte
Elizabeth Berte
Administrative Assistant
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Elizabeth Berte

Elizabeth Berte

Administrative Assistant

Laurel Kadlick
Laurel Kadlick
Office Administrator
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Laurel Kadlick

Laurel Kadlick

Office Administrator

Paula Garcia
Paula Garcia
Administrative Assistant
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Paula Garcia

Paula Garcia

Administrative Assistant

University Counseling Clinicians

Craig D. Burns, Ph.D.
Craig D. Burns, Ph.D.
Director
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Craig D. Burns, Ph.D.

Craig D. Burns, Ph.D.

Director

Craig D. Burns, Director– joined UCS 2006

Education/Training:

B.A. Brown University; Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Catholic University of America; APA-accredited Internship at Brockton/Worcester VA Hospital/Harvard Medical School; Postdoctoral Fellowship at University Counseling Services, Boston College; Licensed psychologist in MA

Professional Interests/Experience:

Individual and group psychotherapy; application of mindfulness and stress management in psychotherapy; psychotherapy with athletes; complex trauma; relational disorders; substance abuse treatment; psychotherapy supervision

Theoretical Orientation:

Integration of psychodynamic, relational, and CBT approaches.

Departmental Roles/Responsibilities:

Director of Counseling Services; Training Committee member and supervisor; Member of University Behavioral Evaluation Team; Outreach and liaison to student, staff, and faculty groups

Rachel Bruno, Ph.D.
Rachel Bruno, Ph.D.
Part Time Clinician
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Rachel Bruno, Ph.D.

Rachel Bruno, Ph.D.

Part Time Clinician

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Somatra Connolly, PMHNP-51
Somatra Connolly, PMHNP-51
Psychiatric Nurse Practioner
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Somatra Connolly, PMHNP-51

Somatra Connolly, PMHNP-51

Psychiatric Nurse Practioner

Education/Training:

B.A. Boston College (Psychology); M.S. in Nursing, Boston College

Professional Interests/Experience:

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Square Psychiatry, LLC; Community Counseling of BristolCounty. Adjunct Clinical Instructor/ Salve Regina University. Research interests arerelated to health disparities among sexual and gender minority populations and collegemental health. Professional interests include psychopharmacology, identitydevelopment/cultural dimensions and intersectionality, sexual and gender minoritypopulations and holistic approaches to mental health and wellbeing.

Angela Demehri, M.D.
Angela Demehri, M.D.
Staff Psychiatrist
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Angela Demehri, M.D.

Angela Demehri, M.D.

Staff Psychiatrist

Angela Demehri, Staff Psychiatrist – joined in 2017

Education/Training:

B.A. University of Florida (Biological Anthropology); M.D. University of Florida College of Medicine; Adult Psychiatry Residency, University of Michigan Health Systems

Professional Experience:

Staff/Assertive Community Treatment Psychiatrist for Washtenaw County Community Mental Health (SE Michigan), Telepsychiatrist for Copper Country Community Mental Health in MI Upper Peninsula

Professional Interests:

Psychopharmacology, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapies, cross-cultural psychiatry

 Andrew Gouse, M.D.
Andrew Gouse, M.D.
Staff Psychiatrist
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 Andrew Gouse, M.D.

Andrew Gouse, M.D.

Staff Psychiatrist

Andrew Grouse, Staff Psychiatrist – joined UCS in 2005

Education/Training:

B.A. Harvard College (Psychology); M.D. Yale School of Medicine; Adult Psychiatry Residency: Brown University Psychiatry Training Program; Child Psychiatry Residency: Boston Children’s Hospital/Judge Baker Guidance Center

Professional Experience:

Staff Psychiatrist, Tufts University Health Services

Professional Interests:

Psychopharmacology, Late adolescent development, family dynamics

 Selina Guerra, Ph.D.
Selina Guerra, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Training
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 Selina Guerra, Ph.D.

Selina Guerra, Ph.D.

Assistant Director for Training

Selina Guerra,Assistant Director for Training – joined UCS in 2018

Education/Training:

B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Texas-Pan American; M.A. in School Psychology, University of Texas-Pan American; PhD in Counseling Psychology, Texas A&M University; APA-accredited Internship at Texas State University Counseling Center; Post licensure experience at The Boston University Albert & Jessie Danielsen Institute; Licensed Psychologist in MAProfessional Experience:Experiences include short-term and long-term individual and group therapy with adult, adolescent and child populations. Experiences also include couple’s therapy with adults and cognitive, personality and neuropsychological assessment with adults and adolescents

Professional Interests:

Issues of social justice and racial equity, LGBTQIA development, intersectional, cultural, and emerging identity formation, first generation college student concerns; trauma; relational psychoanalytic theory, group psychotherapy, attachment theory, relational spirituality, clinical training and supervision.

TheoreticalOrientation:

Relational psychodynamic, incorporating interpersonal, systemic, developmental, multicultural, and feminist perspectives.

Department Roles/Responsibilities:

Training Committee Member and Supervisor; Groups Committee Member, Diversity Committee Member; Co-facilitator for Interpersonal Process groups.

Adi Inbar, LICSW
Adi Inbar, LICSW
Senior Staff Social Worker
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Adi Inbar, LICSW

Adi Inbar, LICSW

Senior Staff Social Worker

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Emily Kates, Ph.D.
Emily Kates, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Groups and Communications
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Emily Kates, Ph.D.

Emily Kates, Ph.D.

Assistant Director for Groups and Communications

Emily Kates, Senior Staff Psychologist– joined UCS in 2013

Education/Training:

B.A. in Religion, Barnard College; Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology; APA-accredited Internship at the University of Houston Counseling and Psychological Services; Postdoctoral Fellowship at University Counseling Services, Boston College; Licensed Psychologist in MA

Professional Experience/Interests:

Experiences include individual, group, and couples therapy, with adult, adolescent and child populations, in addition to cognitive, personality and neuropsychological assessment.
Professional interests include emerging adult identity development; relational concerns; the intersecting impact of race, class and gender; religion and spirituality in therapy; and community-based interventions

Theoretical Orientation:

Relational psychodynamic, integrating developmental and multicultural perspectives

Department Roles/Responsibilities:

Training Committee Member and Supervisor; Professional Development Committee Member; Groups Committee Chair, Member of Student Affairs DIversity and Inclusion Committee

Justin Karter, Ph.D.
Justin Karter, Ph.D.
Part Time Clinician
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Justin Karter, Ph.D.

Justin Karter, Ph.D.

Part Time Clinician

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Rob Kitts, M.D.
Rob Kitts, M.D.
Staff Psychiatrist
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Rob Kitts, M.D.

Rob Kitts, M.D.

Staff Psychiatrist

Rob Kitts, Staff Psychiatrist – joined UCS in 2020

Education/Training:

B.S. Cornell University (Biology); M.D. Upstate Medical University, NY; General Psychiatry Residency, Oregon Health and Science University; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Professional Interests/Experience:

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Attending Psychiatrist and Training Director, Boston Children’s Hospital; Attending Psychiatrist, MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center; Consulting Psychiatrist, Bentley University

Professional interests include Psychotherapy; psychopharmacology and integration of holistic approaches; cross-cultural psychiatry; LGBTQ mental health; college mental health; mentorship and community development

Patrick Latham, Ph.D.
Patrick Latham, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist
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Patrick Latham, Ph.D.

Patrick Latham, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Patrick Latham, Senior Staff Psychologist – joined UCS in 2015

Education/Training:

B.A. in Psychology, University of Colorado Boulder; Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston; APA-accredited Internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine

Professional Interests/Experience:

Interests include the impact of race and socioeconomic status on therapy; psychotherapy integration of relational-psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches; psychotherapy supervision/consultation. Experience includes providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couple’s, and family treatment; clinical and administrative supervision in community- and teaching-hospital setting; consultation and training on the impact of race and racial identity on psychotherapy

Theoretical Orientation:

Integrative relational-psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral; developmental; solution-focused; family systems

Department Roles/Responsibilities:

Training Committee member and supervisor; Member of Diversity Committee

Luciano S. B. Lima, PsyD
Luciano S. B. Lima, PsyD
Staff Psychologist
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Luciano S. B. Lima, PsyD

Luciano S. B. Lima, PsyD

Staff Psychologist

Luciano Lima, Staff Psychologist – joined UCS in 2022

Education/Training:

B.A. University of Pittsburgh; M.A. in Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh; Psy.D. at Illinois School of Professional Psychology, National Louis University; APA-accredited internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship at Montana State University; Licensed psychologist in MA.

Professional Interests/Experience:

Experience providing individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy as well as psychological assessment for children and adolescents.Interests include working with anxiety, depression, trauma, multicultural concerns, identity development, and mindfulness. Also interested in training future clinicians.

Theoretical Orientation:

Client-Centered, relational psychodynamic, emotion-focused, mindful self-compassion.

Donicka S. Pamphile PsyD
Donicka S. Pamphile PsyD
Staff Clinician
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Donicka S. Pamphile PsyD

Donicka S. Pamphile PsyD

Staff Clinician

Donicka S. Pamphile, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist – 2021-2022

Personal Pronouns:She Her, Hers

Education/Training:

B.A. in Psychology, Framingham State University; M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, William James College; Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, William James College (Global Mental Health concentration). APA-accredited Internship at the University of Texas in Austin at the Counseling and Mental Health Center. Postdoctoral Fellowship at University Counseling Services, Boston College.

Professional Interests/Experience:

Experiences include short & long-term individual and group therapy with children, adolescents, and adults; residential and outpatient treatment for adolescents and adults; treatment to support and manage anxiety and mood related disorders; trauma and recovery; grief and bereavement; increasing multicultural awareness & humility; racial and social justice; relational and attachment concerns; students of Color, international and first-generation college students; spirituality and religious concerns; women’s issues, emerging adulthood; and intersectionality and identity development. Research interests are related to self-compassion and resilience among students of Color, transgenerational and intergenerational trauma, global mental health, and consultation.

Theoretical Orientation:

Humanistic, interpersonal, emotion-focused work from a relational and cultural lens. Also integrates psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and self-compassion approaches.

Department Roles/Responsibilities
Training Committee Member

 Sarah Piontkowski, Ph.D.
Sarah Piontkowski, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Psychologist
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 Sarah Piontkowski, Ph.D.

Sarah Piontkowski, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Psychologist

Sarah Piontkowski, Staff Psychologist - joined UCS in 2014

Education/Training:

B.A. in Psychology, Mount Holyoke College; Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park; APA-accredited Internship at Suffolk University Counseling Center; Postdoctoral Fellowship at University Counseling Services, Boston College

Professional Interests/Experience:

Relational and attachment concerns, mood and anxiety concerns, identity development and intersectionality, cultural competence in practice and training, racial justice, first-generation students, process group therapy, disordered eating, spirituality, trauma and recovery

Theoretical Orientation:

Integrative of relational psychodynamic, emotion-focused/experiential (including AEDP & IFS), developmental, and multicultural

Department Roles/Responsibilities:

Professional Development Committee Chair, Training Committee Member and Supervisor;Director of Professional Development for University Counseling Services;

Nikki Pollard, LICSW
Nikki Pollard, LICSW
Senior Staff Social Worker/Case Manager
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Nikki Pollard, LICSW

Nikki Pollard, LICSW

Senior Staff Social Worker/Case Manager

Nikki Pollard, Clinician/Case Manager

Education/Training:

B.S. in Counseling Psychology, Lesley University. MSW in Clinical Social Work, Boston University.

Professional Interests/Experience:

Individual psychotherapy, treatment of anxiety and depression, college mental health, first generation college students, AHANA experiences, social justice, self-care/wellness and complex case management

Theoretical Orientation:

Integration of client-centered, narrative therapy, cognitive-behavioral and self-compassion approaches.

Rachel M. Reisman, LICSW
Rachel M. Reisman, LICSW
Senior Staff Social Worker
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Rachel M. Reisman, LICSW

Rachel M. Reisman, LICSW

Senior Staff Social Worker

Rachel M. Reisman, LICSW

Education/ Training

BA /Sociology, Brandeis University ; Diploma Degree /Women’s Studies , University College Dublin, Ireland ; MSW , Simmons University School of Social Work. Clinical internships: Tufts University & Carney Hospital.

Professional Interests/ Experiences

Clinical practice involving community and acute care settings, college counseling and immigration centers ;private practice. MSW intern supervision and training coordinator. Individual and family systems ; community outreach , training and education.

Experience with stage of life goals/ challenges, anxiety and mood disorders, grief/loss, substance use disorder, psychosis, case management and advocacy.

Theoretical Orientation

Strengths-based, supportive, family systems, psychodynamic, narrative, solution-focused, CBT informed. Focus on muti-cultural , racial, LGBTQ+ informed lens, social justice, immigration and first gen experiences.

 Eileen T. Suhrhoff, PsyD
Eileen T. Suhrhoff, PsyD
Associate Director for Clinical Services
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 Eileen T. Suhrhoff, PsyD

Eileen T. Suhrhoff, PsyD

Associate Director for Clinical Services

Eileen T. Suhrhoff, Associate Director – joined UCS in 2010

Education/Training:

B.S. and M.S. in Education, SUNY Buffalo; Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Antioch University. Practicum placement at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School; APA-accredited Internship at Boston Regional Medical Center, Doctoral Fellowships at Dana Farber and Children’s Hospital Boston; Post-doctoral Fellowship at Harvard Community Health Plan; Externships at Psychoanalytic Institute of New England and the Psychoanalytic Couple and Family Institute of New England. Licensed Psychologist in MA

Professional Experience:

Private Practice with individuals, couples and children. Program development within schools and hospitals, teaching and supervision.

Professional Interests:

Individual and couples psychotherapy, supervision and training. Specific interest in identity development, women’s issues, psychoanalysis, attachment studies, bereavement, treatment of complex trauma, substance abuse, anxiety and depression and adoption issues.

Theoretical Orientation:

Psychodynamic, developmental and integrative

Department Roles/Responsibilities:

Training Committee Member and Supervisor; Department Liaison to the Lynch School of Education

Lynn Walsh-Blair, Ph.D.
Lynn Walsh-Blair, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Diversity and Outreach
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Lynn Walsh-Blair, Ph.D.

Lynn Walsh-Blair, Ph.D.

Assistant Director for Diversity and Outreach

Lynn Walsh-Blair, Staff Psychologist – joined UCS in 2016

Education/Training:

B.A. in Psychology, Mount Holyoke College; M.A. in Mental Health Counseling, Boston College; Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Boston College. APA-accredited Internship at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Center for Counseling and Psychological Health. Licensed Psychologist in MA

Professional Interests/Experience:

Experiences include individual and group therapy with children, adolescents, and adults; treatment to support and manage anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief; issues related to intersectionality and identity, and multicultural issues; students if Color and First-Generation college students; women’s issues; questions regarding gender and sexuality; and emerging adulthood. Research interests are related to resilience and resistance factors for students of Color in college.

Theoretical Orientation:

Integrative culturally competent, relational-psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral; developmental; family systems; and mindfulness

Department Roles/Responsibilities:

Training Committee Member and Supervisor; Biofeedback Program Member; Member of Student Affairs Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Kristin Zaccaro, PsyD
Kristin Zaccaro, PsyD
Senior Staff Psychologist
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Kristin Zaccaro, PsyD

Kristin Zaccaro, PsyD

Senior Staff Psychologist

Kristin Zaccaro, Psy.D., Senior Staff Psychologist, Joined UCS 2023

Education/Training:

B.A. double major in Psychology and Early Childhood Education at Eastern Connecticut State University (Willimantic, CT); M.S. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at APA-accredited Pacific University (Hillsboro, OR). Practicum placements at Pacific University Clinic, Volunteers of America (VOA) Community Partner Reinvestment Project (CPR), and Portland Community College; APA-accredited Internship at University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Post-doctoral Fellowship at Trinity College. Licensed Psychologist in MA.

Professional Experience:

Professional experience includes individual experience with young adults and senior citizens at college counseling centers, transition programs, community clinics, and assisted living/skilled nursing facilities; group experience with children, adolescents, young adults, and senior citizens in partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, college counseling centers, transition programs, and assisted living/skilled nursing facilities; emergency experience with children, adolescents, and adults at inpatient psychiatric hospitals and college counseling centers.

Professional Interests:

Professional interests include eating disorders/body image concerns, grief/loss, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, and relationship concerns.

Theoretical Orientation:

Theoretical approaches include cognitive-behavioral, acceptance & commitment, and integrated approaches.

Sedale Williams, PsyD
Sedale Williams, PsyD
Staff Clinician
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Sedale Williams, PsyD

Sedale Williams, PsyD

Staff Clinician

Education/Training:

B.A. Psychology at Westfield State University; MSW at University of Connecticut; Psy.D. at Springfield College; APA - accredited predoctoral internship at Stanford University; APA - accredited postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Veteran Affairs (Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans’ Hospital – Bedford)

Professional Interests/Experience:

Experience providing individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy as well as interprofessional mental health education and program development. Interests include working with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, racial, ethnic, and cultural concerns. Also interested in identity development, adjustment/life transitions, and self-esteem/confidence issues.

Theoretical Orientation:

Integration of client-centered, emotion-focused and relational-cultural approaches. Also includes cognitive-behavioral and acceptance and commitment therapy.

Post Doctoral Fellows

Marissa Ellis, Psy.D.
Marissa Ellis, Psy.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
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Marissa Ellis, Psy.D.

Marissa Ellis, Psy.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Marissa Ellis, Psy.D.

Personal Pronouns: she, her, hers

Education and training: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Technology, Community College of the Air Force;

B.A in Psychology, Murray State University; MA in Professional Psychology, William James College; Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, William James College (Military and Veteran Psychology concentration). APA Accredited Internship at Roger Williams University Counseling Services in Bristol, RI.

Professional Interests/Experience: Experiences include short and long-termindividual psychotherapy, with adult and adolescent populations in school anduniversity settings. Interests include identity development, family systems, attachment concerns, anxiety and depression, LGBTQIA+ and veteran populations, social justice, grief and loss. Research interests include exploring the factors that influence a veteran’s decision to become a mental health clinician.

Theoretical Orientation: Humanistic, strength-based, CBT, relational-psychodynamic, family systems, solution-focused approaches.

Henry Weis, Psy.D.
Henry Weis, Psy.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
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Henry Weis, Psy.D.

Henry Weis, Psy.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Henry Weis, Psy.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow – Joined UCS in 2023

Personal Pronouns: He, Him, His

Education/Training:

B.A. in Psychology, Skidmore College; M.A. in Professional Psychology, William James College; Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, William James College (Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience emphasis). APA-accredited Consortium at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI.

Professional Interests/Experience:

Interests include complex trauma, working with student-athlete populations and marginalized groups as well as men’s mental health. Experiences include short and long-term individual, group, and couples therapy, with adult, adolescent and child populations in college, intensive outpatient, and group home settings. Research interests have focused on neurodivergent populations and coping mechanisms specifically among college students.

Theoretical Orientation:

Internal family systems, short and longer term psychodynamic, humanistic, and family systems approaches.