Center for Counseling and Personal Growth

Meet Our Staff

L. Megan KerstingL. Megan Kersting, LMHC, PsyD. — Director

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.

 


 

Michael HendricksonMichael Hendrickson, M.A. —Staff Counselor

Michael holds a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education Studies from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME. Michael has provided mental health counseling to a wide range of populations and has found he is most inspired by working with college and university students struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, gender and sexual identity development, substance use, relationship difficulties, and life transitions. He is particularly influenced by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and expressive approaches, but is a firm believer that each individual is the expert of their own life and enjoys tailoring therapy accordingly. Outside of being a therapist, Michael enjoys the performing arts, hunting down dogs to play with, snowboarding, and exploring the coast of New England.

 


 

ShaQuan Read, M.A. - Staff Counselor

ShaQuan Read received of Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University and her Bachelor of Science from the Wentworth Institute of Technology. She is passionate about working with college students and has had the opportunity to support students in many different capacities at institutions throughout Massachusetts. She specializes in identity development, supporting survivors of trauma, and helping students manage relationships and the transitions of the college experience ShaQuan teaches courses in human development, abnormal psychology, critical thinking, and career and life planning. In her "spare" time, she enjoys reading, watching Netflix, knitting and spending time with her family.

 


 

Kaitlyn Gaudreau, M.A. — Clinical Intern

Kaitlyn is currently in her third year at William James College where she is pursuing her PsyD in Clinical Psychology. She graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in Psychology and concentration in Biology. Kaitlyn's clinical interests include eating disorders, psychopharmacology, and the effect of media influence on body image and self-confidence in emerging adults. Her professional experience includes individual and group counseling with teens and adults in various treatment settings in the Boston and Worcester areas. She is a member of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) as well as a student member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IADEP). In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys watching the Boston Bruins and catching up on intellectually stimulating (reality) television.