The staff of the Counseling Center is well qualified and ready to assist you.
Magi McKinnies, Director, LMHCMagi has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and a BS in Human Services from Lesley University. Using a holistic, creative approach she aims to assist clients to connect to their deepest selves, be present with each moment, and create integrated and authentic lives. She is interested in how culture and spirituality affect the ways we make meaning in our lives and feels that true transformation takes place in the context of a safe, mutual relationship. She has experience with trauma, loss, autism spectrum disorders, transitions, and sexuality and relationship issues. Magi taught pre-school for many years and has trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) and sand tray therapy. Her interests also include creativity as a vehicle for self-expression and our relationship to the natural world.
Sharon Harrington Hope, Associate Director/Coordinator of Alcohol and Drug EducationSharon has an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a BS in Human Services from Lesley University. Sharon has a particular interest in alcohol and substance abuse counseling, and works to help clients struggling with addictions to understand the psychological "purpose" of the addictive behaviors. As a therapist, she honors the unique constellation of strengths and concerns her clients bring, and works to conceptualize treatment in a holistic framework. She approaches psychotherapy from a relational perspective, and her work is informed by existential philosophy and psychodynamic theory. Central to her attitude toward healing is the belief that clients “know” what they need but may benefit from a supportive, attuned relationship to uncover innate wisdom and understandings.
Jason Healy, LICSWJason is interested in how we can work with dilemmas and unhelpful patterns of behavior through creativity, curiosity and empathy as an ongoing practice. He works out of a psychodynamic framework and also makes use of various modalities such as mindfulness and narrative approaches to accompany people in a therapeutic process. He worked as an independent artist for several years and also offers the possibility to work with artistic materials to deepen and enhance therapy. Jason has previous experience working with young adults in an agency providing services to clients with ongoing mental illness. In addition to his position at Lesley, he sees clients in his private practice in Cambridge. He speaks French, Dutch, and Spanish. Jason has an MSW from Simmons School of Social Work, an MA in Art Therapy from City & Guilds in London through the Tobias School of Art and Therapy, and a BA in English Literature from Vassar College.
Tracy Greenfield, LMHCTracy earned her Master's Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her training at the Couples and Family Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance. Tracy is experienced in working with individuals, couples, families, and groups, with expertise in integrative psychotherapy. She is very interested in the integration and healing power of spirituality in psychotherapy, and helping people move toward actualizing their potential in all realms of life. Through a collaborative psycho-spiritual approach which focuses on the mind-body-spirit connection, she incorporates various modalities and behavioral medicine techniques including meditation, hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), energy tapping, chakra work, biofeedback, mindfulness, and relaxation. Tracy has trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), is bilingual (English-Spanish), and has a wide range of interests including women's health, working with the LGBTQ community, anxiety, depression, sexuality, relationship difficulties, divorce, trauma work, and culture.
Anne Keliher, Administrative AssistantAnne earned a Bachelor's Degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross and a Master's Degree in Management of Human Services from Brandeis University. Before joining the Counseling Center staff, Anne spent several years helping to develop and promote mental health education and screening programs for college students, including for eating disorders, alcohol abuse, and mood disorders. She has worked as an advocate and fundraiser for organizations that combat poverty and promote women's reproductive rights.
Chelsea Levy, InternChelsea is in her final year of the Mental Health Counseling Program at Lesley University with a Holistic specialization. She has experience working with children, teenagers and adults with various concerns including trauma, low self-esteem, anger, depression and anxiety. Chelsea is interested in helping clients identify how such issues affect the mind and body. She believes that the therapeutic relationship can help by offering a safe space to feel heard and empowered. Chelsea teaches yoga in her free time and enjoys biking through the city.
John Meigs, InternJohn is in his second year of the Clinical Psychology, PsyD program at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. A graduate of the Counseling Psychology and Global Mental Health master’s program at MSPP, John’s clinical interests lay in the areas of refugee mental health, trauma, addiction, and identity development. John is a licensed addictions counselor, LADC II, and prior to his master’s program he worked for two years as an inpatient addiction treatment counselor. His theoretical orientation lies at the intersection of narrative and existential therapies, with additional interest in liberation psychology.
Maria Minkova, InternMaria is in her second year of Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. She earned her Master’s Degree from Sofia University in Bulgaria and has practiced both overseas and in the United States. Her experience includes working with women trauma survivors, adults struggling with depression and anxiety, and infant-parent psychotherapy. She is interested in the process of separation and identity formation, sexuality problems, and long-term difficulties with relationships. Maria strives to help clients feel safe and develop curiosity about their own experiences. She believes in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship and the vital importance of collaboration.
Lauren Moye, InternLauren is in her second year of the Clinical Psychology PsyD program at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. She holds an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College, and her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in Psychology. Lauren has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds and in numerous different settings. Her approach to counseling is strengths-based, client-centered and is theoretically eclectic. Lauren has a particular interest in issues of identity and identity development such as race, sexuality, gender, and class as well as concerns around relationships, and career development.
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