Pictured above: Top left to right: Helen Brumley, Jennifer McCarthy, Peter Charland, Kelley McGrath, Charlie Morse, Matt Barry. Second row, left to right: Joel Gopurathingal, Sabrina Rebecchi, Anna Been, Debbie Bordage, Rilyee Kniskern, Tristan Bartsch
Brian joins the SDCC as a counseling intern for the 2022-2023 academic year. Brian is a master's candidate at Lesley University within their LMHC program. He completed his undergraduate degree at College of the Holy Cross majoring in psychology. Brian's clinical interests include trauma, grief, depression and anxiety. Brian enjoys music, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Funko pops.
Jess Wong, M.S. is a mental health counseling intern completing her last year of studies at Boston University School of Medicine. Previously, she has worked with adolescents and adults in emergency mental health services and inpatient programs. These experiences furthered her interest in the application of CBT and ACT with young adults. Prior to entering the field of counseling, she completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in the biomedical sciences field. Her specific area of interest included gaining a better understanding of the intersection of psychology and physiology. When she needs an academic break, you can find her de-stressing through Netflix, kickboxing, or the piano.
Brian Skehan, MD, PhD, completed his medical degree, residency, and fellowship training in Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. Dr. Skehan is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at UMASS where he serves as the Director for the Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation and Liaison, Pediatric Emergency Mental Health, and College Mental Health Services. His research and interests focus on engaging transitional age youth in mental health and promoting healthy transitions between adolescence and adulthood for youth and young adults with serious mental illness. He has been part of the team at WPI since 2016.
Caitlin Wilds, MD earned her B.S. in Neurobiology from the University of Texas at Austin and her medical degree from the Texas A&M University College of Medicine. She completed her Psychiatry Residency and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at The University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Wilds is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at UMASS where she serves as the fellowship site director for the Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation and Liaison and Pediatric Emergency Mental Health Rotations in addition to working in College Mental Health Services. Her interests including advocating for children and adolescents at the local and state levels, and exploring the intersections between neurology and psychiatry with a focus on encephalitis and catatonia. She has been part of the team at WPI since 2021.