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Counseling Center Staff

The Counseling Center is here to meet the needs of all students who are experiencing mental health distress. Our staff make practicing with multicultural competence and humility a priority and therefore engage in regular education, discussion and training on working with people from a variety of backgrounds. We appreciate the impact of the intersection of identity and mental health and, as such, students can feel comfortable knowing that regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexuality or gender, that they will be treated with respect and dignity.

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Peter Forkner, Ph.D.
Director

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.

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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.  

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Matthew Eisner, MA
Advanced Practicum Student

Matthew Eisner (he/they) is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at William James College. He received a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a bachelor’s degree in Forensic Psychology from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. Matt’s passionate about working with college students and has specific interests in working with the LGBTQ community, anxiety, depression, substance use, relationships and how physical health affects mental health. Matt has an interest in serving marginalized individuals and is committed to social justice. In their spare time, Matt enjoys hiking with his partner, cooking and spending time with his cat, Demeter.

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Hope Forbes, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist

Hope received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Suffolk University and her BA in psychology from Cornell University. She has worked in a wide range of settings including college counseling center, hospitals and community mental health centers. Hope’s clinical interests include trauma, resiliency, anxiety, stress management, depression, and relational difficulties. Outside of work, Hope enjoys spending time with family and friends, going into Boston, relaxing at the beach, and watching reality TV.

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Alex Lemiszki, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist

Alex earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and his BA in psychology from Drew University. Alex’s therapeutic style emphasizes a collaborative, inclusive relationship wherein students are supported as they are challenged to build insight, develop strengths, and grow in pursuit of their most meaningful life. Alex has work experience at Wheaton College, Brandeis University, Northwestern University, Trinity College and Babson College. Alex’s clinical specialties include social anxiety & grief, as well as assisting students struggling to achieve a healthy relationship with Cannabis and other substances. In his free time Alex enjoys astronomy, board gaming and hockey.

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Jung-Yang Jeffrey Lin, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist

Jeff earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from William James College (formally Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology) and his BA in psychology from University of Michigan. He has a wide range of clinical experiences ranging from elder services, VAs, community mental health, primary care consultation, outpatient, and college counseling. Prior to working at Bentley University, Jeff has also worked at MCHPS University, Roger Williams University, and Babson College. Jeff’s clinical style reinforces a collaborative approach and develops a treatment that is holistic and best suited to the student’s needs at the time. While grounded in the cognitive behavioral therapy approach, Jeff integrates other evidenced based approaches when suitable. Jeff’s clinical interests include depression and anxiety, relationships, identity development, emerging adulthood, and acculturation. In his spare time, Jeff pursues a myriad of personal interests including fishing, exercise/mixed martial arts, cooking, and e-sports.

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Linda MacDougall
Administrative Assistant
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Geoffrey Rowe, MA
Advanced Practicum Student

Geoffrey is currently in his fourth year of William James College’s clinical PsyD program. Previous experience in teaching English/creative writing at the high school level sparked his passion for working with young people, a passion that has grown after working with adolescents with special needs and in college counseling settings as a clinician. Along with his clinical training Geoffrey is currently working on his doctoral project to explore how factors of video game play affect aggression. Geoffrey’s professional interests include psychodynamic and humanistic theory, hypnosis, cognitive-behavioral work and how the arts can make therapeutic change. In his free time, Geoffrey enjoys spending time with cats and playing video games (while calling it research).
 

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Meghan Van Keuren, Psy.D.
Assistant Director and 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.

Mantra Health

Bentley University partners with Mantra Health, a virtual mental health clinic focused exclusively on treating young adults. Their goal is to improve students’ mental wellbeing, no matter where they are in their wellness journey through diverse, clinically-guided and personalized care. They intentionally develop our provider network to address cultural sensitivity around diverse communities to better meet the needs of students at Bentley University. Mantra providers speak a variety of languages (English, Spanish, French and Haitian Creole) and represent a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds.

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