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Counseling Center Staff

Director


Director
Office: Counseling Center
Contact: 
781.891.2274

Assistant Director


Assistant Director
Office: Counseling Center
Contact: 
781.891.2274

Stephanie S. Brodeur, CRC, LRC


Assistant Director for Disability Services
Office: Counseling Center
Contact: 
781.891.2274, sbrodeur@bentley.edu

Stephanie completed a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and a BA in social rehabilitation at Assumption College. She is certified and licensed as a rehabilitation counselor. Prior to Bentley, Stephanie worked at a therapeutic after school program and a day and residential school for students with disabilities. In addition to academic accommodations, Stephanie coordinates Project Eye-to-Eye and advises the Delta Alpha Pi honors society. Her interests include issues of disability, diversity, and mental health. Her personal interests include reading, going to the gym, and relaxing on Cape Cod.

Peter Forkner, PhD


Counseling Psychologist
Office: Counseling Center
Contact: 
781.891.2274, pforkner@bentley.edu

Raised in Massachusetts, Peter obtained his PhD from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, where he majored in psychology and minored in sociology. Peter has experience in psychological research and college counseling, including George Mason University, Catholic University, the University of New Hampshire, and Salem State University. Peter’s clinical interests include the treatment of anxiety, depression, and substance abuse, as well as masculinity and its influence on male behavior and mental health issues. Outside of work, Peter enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, cheese-making, and supporting New England sports.

 

Susannah Flaherty


Temporary Psychologist
Office: Counseling Center
Contact: 
781-891-2274, sflaherty@bentley.edu

Susannah received her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Susannah has lived all over the United States and has worked with a diverse range of students while working at several different college counseling centers. Susannah believes it is an honor to have students share their stories with her and she really enjoys supporting both graduate and undergraduate students with identity, relational, mood, and anxiety concerns. With a warm and collaborative approach, Susannah makes it a priority to help students feel supported and respected.

Danya Goodman


Temporary Psychologist
Office: Counseling Center
Contact: 
781-891-2274, dgoodman@bentley.edu

Danya received her PhD from the University of Kansas in 2013 and she is happy to be back in her native Boston.  She completed her internship and postdoctoral training at VA medical centers, working with Veterans adjusting to civilian life post-deployment. She’s excited to join the counseling center as a temporary staff psychologist. Her clinical interests include interpersonal relationships, sex/couples therapy, gender dynamics, multicultural issues, trauma and substance abuse.  Her therapeutic approach focuses on a warm, genuine relationship that sets the stage for growth.  She will be facilitating the Coping with Stress Workshop, teaching useful tools to manage the stress that often comes with being a Bentley student.  For fun, she likes to explore New England, try out new recipes, and enjoy the amazing live music in Boston.

Darleen Gracia, PsyD


Counseling Psychologist
Office: Counseling Center
Contact: 
781.891.2274, dgracia@bentley.edu

Darleen is a bicultural, bilingual clinician who identifies as a Latina. She obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (concentration in Latino Mental Health), an MA in counseling psychology from Boston College, and a BA in psychology and sociology from UConn. Darleen has worked in hospitals, community health centers, and college counseling centers. Her clinical interests include cultural adjustment; life transitions; gender-, race-, class-, religion-related issues; LGBTQ concerns; and the impact of stress on the mind and body. She’s currently a co-leader for the Adjustment Group for undergraduate students and the “Balance for Success” graduate student group.  

Karen Sylvester


Counseling Psychologist
Office: Counseling Center
Contact: 

Chad Olle


Graduate Clinical Intern
Office: Counseling Center
Contact: 
781.891.2274, colle@bentley.edu

Born and raised in Wisconsin, and most recently from Milwaukee, Chad is currently pursuing his PhD in Counseling Psychology at Boston College. He also has a bachelor's degree in English Literature and a master's degree in Counseling. Chad has experience integrating career counseling with personal counseling in a college setting and is interested in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and issues around low self-efficacy. He is also interested in socially-constructed views of masculinity and how they affect the mental health of men. When Chad is not at work or school, he enjoys playing basketball and watching movies. 

Stephanie Paulk


Graduate Clinical Intern
Office: Counseling Center
Contact: 
781.891.2274, spaulk@bentley.edu

Stephanie is currently a doctoral student at Boston College’s Counseling Psychology program.  After attaining her BA as student-athlete at the University of Vermont, she completed her first Masters in Sport Psychology at John F. Kennedy University and her second Masters in Mental Health Counseling at Boston College.  She has worked in various settings including schools, community mental health, and a VA hospital.  Her clinical interests are race, class and gender issues; trauma; relationships; and development of mindfulness skills.  When she is not working, studying, and writing, she loves attempting to surf, doing yoga, and attending free tastings. 

Hannah Watkins


Graduate Clinical Intern
Office: Counseling Center

Raised in the Seacoast of New Hampshire, Hannah obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.  Hannah received her Master’s degree in professional counseling at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and is currently enrolled in their doctoral program in clinical psychology.  Hannah’s clinical interests include the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders.  Her previous work experience includes hospital and community clinic settings with major mental illness and substance use disorders.  Outside of work, Hannah enjoys spending time with family and friends, relaxing at the beach, and reading.

Christine Hill


Office Manager
Office: Counseling Center
Contact: 
781.891.2274, chill@bentley.edu

Chris came to Bentley in 1989. Prior to Bentley, she served as a paralegal in the field of criminal and probate law. Chris is responsible for coordinating student services within the Counseling Center. Her focus concerning the Bentley community is with ALANA and PRIDE students.

Christine Winn


Administrative Assistant
Office: Counseling Center
Contact: 
781.891.2274, cwinn@bentley.edu

Christine came to Bentley in 2009.  Prior to Bentley, she worked for fifteen years as an Account Executive for several manufacturers.  Christine is responsible for scheduling student appointments, managing the Disability Services Testing office, and is an ally to the LGBTQ Community at Bentley.  Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, walking, and painting.