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.

Erica Tolles

Erica Tolles

Contact Information

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

Erica Tolles

  • Associate Director
  • Coordinator of Alcohol & Drug Programming

Erica joined the SDCC in 2008, took on the role of Coordinator of Alcohol and Drug Programming in 2010, and was promoted to Assistant Director in 2011 and Associate Director in 2013. She received her MA in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Assumption College and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Erica’s clinical approach is also influenced by mindfulness, acceptance, and Internal Family Systems. Her professional background includes clinical work in community mental health and substance abuse treatment, as well as student activities experience in higher education. Erica’s areas of clinical interest include interpersonal relationships, sexuality, trauma, and recovery.

Matt Barry

Matt Barry

Contact Information

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

Matt Barry

  • Counselor

Matt joined the staff as outreach coordinator in 2010 and transitioned to the role of counselor in 2012. Matt 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 and homophobia.

Sabrina Rebecchi

Sabrina Rebecchi

Contact Information

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

Sabrina Rebecchi

  • Counselor

Sabrina joined the SDCC as a counselor in 2011. She previously worked as a clinical intern for the 2010-2011 academic year. Sabrina 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.

Julie Glovin

Julie Glovin

Contact Information

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

Julie Glovin

  • Counselor

Julie is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and received an MSW from Boston University in 1999. Her counseling background includes working in a private practice and at a community mental health center. Julie has a clinical expertise in using cognitive behavioral therapy to help those dealing with anxiety and depression. She has an interest in assisting students coping with loss and grief, life transitions, family stressors, and personal growth and development.

Phyllis Fitzsimmons

Phyllis Fitzsimmons

Contact Information

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

Phyllis Fitzsimmons

  • Counselor

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.

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.

Lorna Fermin

Lorna Fermin

Contact Information

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

Lorna Fermin

  • Clinical Intern

Lorna is in her second year at Lesley University, where she is pursuing a MA in mental health counseling. She has volunteered at Casa Myrna Vazquez Transitional Living, a domestic violence shelter which provides women and their children a safe home, employment, and psychological/emotional support. Some of her clinical interests are multicultural issues, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Lorna’s approach to counseling is to provide a safe space for individuals to bring their thoughts and feelings. It is important to her for both client and therapist to become therapeutic allies, working together to create viable and empowering solutions.

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.  

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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