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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.

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.
Assistant Director and Operations Director

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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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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Isabelle Parker, MA
Advanced Practicum Student

Isabelle is a 4th year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program at William James College. She has had experience working with those with serious mental illness, people struggling with addiction, children, adolescents, and clients in both residential and community mental health settings. Her professional interests center interpersonal trauma and posttraumatic growth. In her free time, Isabelle loves to listen to music, write poetry, and sing.

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Linda MacDougall
Administrative Assistant
Nishat Saeed, MA
Nishat Saeed, MA
Advanced Practicum Student

Nishat is currently in her third year of William James College’s clinical PsyD program. She earned a master’s degree in international disaster psychology with a focus on trauma and global mental health from University of Denver. She is currently in the Children and Family of Adversity and resilience (CFAR) and Global Mental health (GMH) concentrations as she is passionate about working with adolescents from underserved families and marginalized populations. Apart from her international experiences, she has worked in various setting like community mental health and hospitals with individuals impacted by complex trauma. Along with her clinical training, Nishat is currently working on her doctoral project to explore severe and persistent mental health problems within adolescent population. Nishat personal interests including reading, traveling, and going on picnics!

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Meghan Van Keuren, Psy.D.
Associate Director and Training Director

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.

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