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A group photo of the SDCC staff

Pictured above: Top left to right: Matthew Barry, Lesley McGee, Michelle Grandin, Tristan Bartsch. Second row, left to right: Sabrina Rebecchi, Jennifer McCarthy, Anna Been, Charlie Morst.  Bottom, left to right: Kristin Miller, Debbie Bordage, Phyllis Fitzsimmons, Andrea Randall.

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Charlie Morse

Charles C. Morse

Assoc Dean/Dir Counseling
Office: 157 West Street
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5540
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. ... View Profile
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Matt Barry

Matthew R Barry

Asst Dir for Comm Development
Office: 157 West Street
Matt has been with WPI since 2008 when he worked as a clinical intern at the Student Development & Counseling Center before later joining the full-time staff. 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. ... View Profile
Deborah Bordage

Deborah A. Bordage

Office Services Coordinator
Office: 16 Einhorn Road
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5540
Debbie has served as office services coordinator for the SDCC since 2007.  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 them all to be successful. View Profile
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Phyllis Fitzsimmons

Phyllis Fitzsimmons

Asst Dir Counseling Services
Office: 16 Einhorn Road
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5540
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. View Profile
Jennifer McCarthy

Jennifer McCarthy

Counselor-Customer/Student Support
Jen is a licensed clinical social worker (LICSW) who joined the SDCC team in 2018.  She earned her undergraduate degree from Middlebury College and her MSW from the Simmons School of Social Work. Her social work degree compliments her focus on social justice, equity and inclusion.  While Jen considers herself a generalist, her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, identity development, interpersonal effectiveness and trauma. ... View Profile
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Andrea Randall

Andrea Randall

Contingent Worker
Office: 157 West Street
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Sabrina Rebecchi

Sabrina Rebecchi

Associate Director of Student Development & Counseling
Office: 16 Einhorn Rd.
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5540
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.  View Profile

Peter Charland
Peter earned his BA in Sociology and English from Brandeis University before moving into the mental health field, where he gained experience providing mental health services to youth and adults of all ages. He is driven by a recognition of every individual's innate capacity to grow, overcome suffering, welcome life with its joys and challenges, and find peace within. Pete is currently completing his Master of Social Work at Walden University. He enjoys having supportive conversations, reading, meditation and Buddhist practice, writing, exercise, and other hobbies. In future years he intends to go on to private practice and nonprofit development.

Rilyee Kniskern
Rilyee is a second year Mental Health Counseling student from Suffolk University. They have a BA in Psychology with a focus in Substance use and a minor in Sociology from Southern New Hampshire University. Some of their clinical interests include: substance use, trauma-informed care, minority stress, LGBT+ support, and neurodiverse issues. In practice, they incorporate grounding techniques, mindfulness, and an eclectic approach including ACT / CBT / DBT and REBT skills. Their goal is to support students in day to day struggles as well as begin to explore larger, underlying issues. They also hope to be an outside resource hub to any that need it.

Kelly McGrath
Kelly is a second-year clinical intern from Boston University, studying Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine. She has a wide range of clinical interests including (but not limited to) neurodiversity, trauma, grief, and interpersonal relationships. Her previous internship involved working in community crisis intervention throughout Boston. Kelly utilizes an eclectic approach to counseling, incorporating acceptance and commitment therapy with a person-centered approach, adapting and utilizing other modalities as needed to suit each student’s unique needs. Kelly aims to be a support to students through empathy and compassion here at WPI. 

Helen Brumley
Helen is a second-year clinical intern from Boston University’s School of Medicine. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Public Health from American University and is in the process of becoming a certified yoga instructor and meditation teacher. Her clinical interests include helping students navigate life’s transitions, interpersonal relationships, LGBTQIA+ issues, trauma and chronic illness. Helen’s compassionate and strengths-based clinical approach is influenced by a variety of treatment modalities, including relational, acceptance-based, and compassion-focused therapies. She aims to support students holistically in their experiences throughout their time at WPI.

Brian Skehan
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.​