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Counseling Center Staff

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.


Garima Lamba, Ph.D.

Assistant Director

Born and raised in India, Garima received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Memphis. She also has an MA in Counseling from Truman State University, an MA in Clinical Psychology from University of Delhi, and a BA in Applied Psychology from University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. She has worked in several university counseling centers including, Johns Hopkins University, Texas Tech University, University of Minnesota, and University of Memphis. She has strong interest and expertise in working with international students and students of Asian American Origin. Her other areas of clinical interest and experience include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parent child relationship dynamics, cross cultural adjustment, diversity concerns, and training and/or supervision of new psychologists. In her free time, Garima enjoys spending time with her family, being active, cooking, and exploring the New England area. 

Karen Cutting, PsyD

Staff Psychologist

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.

Staff Psychologist

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.

Staff Psychologist

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.  

Catherine Barba, MA

Doctoral Intern

Born in the Philippines and raised in California, Catherine made her east coast movement after obtaining her B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine. She first moved to Washington, DC where she worked as a case manager in a community mental health organization working with homeless families and veterans. After confirming her passion for the mental health field, Catherine moved to the Boston area where she obtained her Masters in Professional Psychology and is currently working on her PsyD in Clinical Psychology at William James College. Her clinical interests include issues of diversity, anxiety, depression, identity formation, self-esteem, and interpersonal relationships. For fun, Catherine enjoys training for half and full marathons, learning to cook new recipes, and paint by numbers. 

Chris Chiverton, MA

Doctoral Intern

Chris was raised in Rochester, New York, where he received his undergraduate degree in Psychology.  He received her Master’s degree in professional counseling at William James College and is currently enrolled in their doctoral program in clinical psychology.  Chris's clinical interests include the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders.  His previous work experience includes hospital, residential school, and community clinic settings with major mental illness and substance use disorders.  In his free time, Chris enjoys playing sports, reading and spending time with his family.

Darren Freeman-Coppadge, PharmD, BCPP

Doctoral Intern

Darren was born and raised in Maryland and was mostly educated in the University of Maryland System. He holds a BS in biochemistry and a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree. He practiced for several years as a psychiatric clinical pharmacist before pursuing psychology. Currently, he is a third year PhD student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. In addition to clinical experience in state hospital systems, he also has personal and group counseling experience in college counseling center settings. His interests include common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and adjustment problems, especially as related to the intersection of identities (ethnicity/culture, sexuality, gender, religion/spirituality, ability, etc.). His counseling style is eclectic and social justice oriented, drawing heavily from humanistic, emotion-focused, behavioral, and psychodynamic modalities. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, following politics, and immersing himself in Netflix to catch up on his favorite shows.

Christine Hill

Office Manager

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

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.