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Peter Forkner, PhD
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 worked in a number of college counseling centers, 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, and supporting New England sports.
Karen Cutting, PsyD
Karen received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, her MA in counseling psychology from the University of West Florida, and her BA in psychology from the College of the Holy Cross. The philosophy that guides Karen’s approach in counseling is the unwavering belief that people have limitless potential to heal and grow. Her hope for those with whom she works is increased self-awareness, enriched relationships, deeper emotional engagement, and healthier, more flexible functioning. Karen has worked in various college mental health settings as well as community mental health and inpatient psychiatric care. She has an interest in treating young adults with a wide range of concerns through both individual and group counseling.
Meghan Van Keuren, Psy.D.
Assistant Director/Training Coordinator
Meghan received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, her MS in counseling psychology from Northeastern University and her BS in psychology from William Smith College. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, mental health counseling centers, and college counseling centers. Meghan’s clinical interests include the mindbody connection, anxiety, life transitions, the grief process, and stress management. She focuses on helping students increase self-awareness, develop strategies related to management and overall functioning, and improve life balance. Outside of work, Meghan enjoys spending time at the beach, New England road trips, and Barre/Yoga classes.
Andrew Dole, Psy.D.
Andrew received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, his MS/CAGS in school psychology from Northeastern University, and his BS in psychology from the University of Vermont. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including college counseling centers at Wellesley College and Roger Williams University. Andrew’s professional interests include trauma, grief, men’s issues, depression, relational issues, and sports psychology. In his free time, Andrew enjoys spending time with his friends and family, being active, traveling, and cheering for the New England Patriots.
Jessica was born and raised in Massachusetts. She left the area to attend Hofstra University on Long Island for her freshman year of college. After her first year, she made the decision to transfer schools and return to New England. Jessica finished her undergraduate education at Providence College where she obtained her BA in Psychology. Currently, Jessica has her MS in Clinical Psychology and is a 4th year doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University New England. Having spent most of her clinical training in hospital settings, she has experience working with individuals suffering from serious mental illness including depression, anxiety, PTSD, psychosis and suicidality. Other clinical interests include substance use, trauma, women’s issues, panic disorder, eating disorders and group psychotherapy. Her counseling style is integrative and tailored to the individual needs of those she works with; however she draws heavily from cognitive, behavioral, dialectical behavior therapy, and motivational interviewing modalities. For fun, she enjoys playing field hockey, spending time near the ocean and catching up on her favorite TV shows.
Anna was raised in the Pacific Northwest where she received her undergraduate degree in Psychology. Shortly after graduating, she lived in Portland, Oregon working as a residential treatment specialist and an academic success coach for first year college students. Her passion for service and people lead her to continue her education on the East Coast of the country. Anna obtained her Masters in Clinical Psychology and is currently working on her PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University. Her clinical interests include issues of interpersonal relationships, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, issues of diversity, and trauma. In her free time, she enjoys paleo baking, spending time with loved ones, being in nature, and participating in a fantasy league for the reality television show The Bachelor.
Stephanie was born and raised in a small town in Maine, where she expected to live most of her life. After earning an undergraduate degree in psychology at Colby College, however, her plan for graduate work in the helping field drew her out of the state and into Massachusetts. Since then, she received her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College and is currently a third year student in their Counseling Psychology PhD program. Stephanie has a range of clinical experiences, including individual, family, and group counseling within outpatient and school environments. She is fascinated by the internal and external building blocks of mental health and wellness, the ways in which relationships both inhibit and promote wellness, and how our various identities shape our way of being in the world. When she finds a spare moment, Stephanie enjoys a good book, making and eating good food, being outdoors, spending time with her loved ones, and snuggles with her dog.
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 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.