Our Staff

Providing Guidance and Counseling to All Who Seek Assistance

While SDCC staff members have diverse interests, skills and backgrounds, they all share a common expertise and passion. They know the challenges WPI can bring, and they are committed to helping students succeed. This commitment is shown in the SDCC’s wide range of campus programs, including stress management, leadership, and peer education/support.

Charlie Morse

Charlie Morse

Contact Information

157 West Street
Phone: +1-508-831-5540
cmorse@wpi.edu

Charlie Morse

  • Assistant Dean for Student Development
  • Director of Counseling

Charlie has been with the SDCC since 1993 and assumed the role of Director of Counseling in 2005. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), with a MA in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College. Charlie works directly with students and also oversees WPI’s innovative training and consultation programs on recognizing and responding to student distress.  He has an expertise in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which helps students move towards their values with openness and acceptance. Additionally, Charlie's focus includes leadership development and performance enhancement for students.

Matt Barry

Matt Barry

Contact Information

157 West Street
Phone: +1-508-831-5540
mbarry@wpi.edu

Matt Barry

  • Assistant Director for Community Development

Matt joined the staff as outreach coordinator in 2010 and transitioned to the role of counselor in 2012. Matt is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and holds an MA in mental health counseling from Boston College. He has interests in acceptance and commitment therapy, gender (particularly men’s issues and masculinity), and social justice concerns such as racism, sexism, and homophobia. Matt sits on the campus SAVE (Sexual Assault and Violence Education) and Safe Zone committees and is a proud member of the Greek Life community.

Sabrina Rebecchi

Sabrina Rebecchi

Contact Information

157 West Street
Phone: +1-508-831-5540
srebecchi@wpi.edu

Sabrina Rebecchi

  • Assistant Director for Student Development

Sabrina joined the SDCC as a counselor in 2011. She previously worked as a clinical intern for the 2010-2011 academic year. Sabrina is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and holds a MA in counseling psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Her clinical approach is influenced by mindfulness, acceptance, and self-compassion. Her interests include expressive therapies such as dance and art, self-compassion and personal growth, coping with grief and loss, body image, family stressors, and life transitions.

Phyllis Fitzsimmons

Phyllis Fitzsimmons

Contact Information

157 West Street
Phone: +1-508-831-5540
pfitzsimmons@wpi.edu

Phyllis Fitzsimmons

  • Assistant Director of Counseling Services

Phyllis has her MS in clinical counseling from the University of Southern Maine and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. (LMHC) Her wholistic approach to emotional and mental well being draws from the acceptance-based, relational, and compassion focused therapies.   Her interests include helping students with stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as with exploring life transitions & furthering personal growth.

Susie Driscoll Fairchild

Susie Driscoll Fairchild

Contact Information

157 West Street
Phone: +1-508-831-5540
sdriscollfairchi@wpi.edu

Susie Driscoll Fairchild

  • Counselor

Having spent much time abroad, Susie focuses on the impact of culture and spirituality on mental health. Her approach is inspired through mindfulness and an eclectic approach.

Kate Richey

Kate Richey

Contact Information

157 West Street
Phone: +1-508-831-5540
krichey@wpi.edu

Kate Richey

  • Prevention Coordinator

Kate joined the SDCC in 2014. In her role as prevention coordinator, she focuses on sexual violence education and prevention.  She previously worked as a clinical intern for the 2013-2014 academic year. Kate holds an MA in mental health counseling from Boston College.  

Michael Hendrickson

Michael Hendrickson

Contact Information

157 West Street
Phone: +1-508-831-5540
mhendrickson@wpi.edu

Michael Hendrickson

  • Clinical intern

Michael is completing his second year at Boston University School of Medicine where he is pursuing a MA in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine. Though he has a number of specific clinical interests including depression, anxiety, life transitions and identity development, he approaches counseling from the standpoint that the client is the expert of their own life. Michael has a particular interest in acceptance and commitment therapy in addition to cognitive-behavioral and expressive approaches.

Monica Rosskothen

Monica Rosskothen

Contact Information

157 West Street
Phone: +1-508-831-5540
mrosskothen@wpi.edu

Monica Rosskothen

  • Clinical Intern

Monica is a second year student at The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, and is pursuing a MA in Counseling Psychology. Her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, personal growth, and empowerment. Her approach to counseling is eclectic, and is tailored to fit the needs of her clients. She is inspired by mindfulness, self-compassion, acceptance, and cognitive behavioral techniques.

Deborah Bordage

Deborah Bordage

Contact Information

157 West Street
Phone: +1-508-831-5540
dbordage@wpi.edu

Deborah Bordage

  • Office Services Coordinator

Deborah has served as office services coordinator for the SDCC since 2007 and joined the Office of Disability Services in 2011. She is responsible for making appointments and greeting students. Debbie completed her MA in School Counseling in 2011. She cares deeply for the students and wants all to be successful.

Daniel J. Kirsch, MD

Daniel J. Kirsch, MD

Contact Information

157 West Street
Phone: +1-508-831-5540

Daniel J. Kirsch, MD

  • Consulting Psychiatrist

Dr. Kirsch is a psychiatrist at the UMass Memorial Medical Center where he is Associate Clinical Professor at the UMass Medical School. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and the Boston University residency in psychiatry. Dr. Kirsch has developed a specialty in the psychiatric care of college students and is a local and national leader in this area. He runs the UMass College Consulting Service and recently received the inaugural clinical excellence award in his department.

 
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From the experiences that I have had with [SDCC], I have enjoyed every moment; it’s such a comfortable, welcoming and relaxing environment. The couches are also wicked comfy.

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