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.
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 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 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 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, 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.