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.
Ellen has a bachelor’s degree in Education/Human Services from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. Before joining the Counseling Center staff, Ellen worked in the entertainment industry as a management assistant. Her work consisted of managing social media, fan club, and day to day operations for a musician/actor. She has also worked with a state run agency which assisted in giving individual school placement for students with different learning abilities as well as supporting the school based programs in which they were enrolled. In her spare time, Ellen enjoys hiking, movies, and throwing theme parties.
Tally Bean, Therapy Dog
Tally has been at the Counseling Center since the summer of 2014. Originally from Arkansas, she was in 2 foster homes before finding her forever home with Counseling Center Director, Magi McKinnies.
Tally is interested in the interaction between humans and animals, and often ponders why some people rub her belly and others do not. She is available for all students. When not at work, she loves to chase squirrels, take walks, and accept treats.
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Doble Campus30 Mellen StreetDoble Hall, 3rd Floor617.349.8545