The staff of the Counseling Center is interdisciplinary. We represent the fields of psychology, social work, and psychiatry. We train interns in counseling, social work, and psychology. Our common commitment is to the emotional, physical and spiritual development of undergraduate and graduate students. All staff are trained to address a wide range of presenting concerns and are licensed mental health professionals. The interns are graduate students in counseling, psychology, and social work. Each of us has our own unique interests and have developed counseling styles that best enable us to connect with the students in a way that is most helpful.
We Would Like You to Meet
Sherri Ettinger, Ph.D., L.I.C.S.W.
Sherri Ettinger, Ph.D., LICSW., began working in the Simmons College Counseling Center in the fall of 2000. She has worked with adolescents and young women for more than fifteen years, focusing on life-transitions, self-development, and resilience. Areas of particular interest include sexual identity, teenage parenting, trauma, eating problems, and the impact of oppression on development and self-esteem. In addition to providing clinical services to Counseling Center clients, Sherri supervises interns and is a member of the Simmons College Sexual Assault Response Team. Sherri received her M.S.W. and Ph.D. at the Smith College School for Social Work where she is a member of the adjunct faculty.
Donna Mathias, M.D.
Donna Mathias, M.D., the consulting psychiatrist at the Counseling Center, is an integral part of our counseling team. As the psychiatric consultant, Donna meets with staff and clients to develop counseling plans appropriate to clients' needs, with a special emphasis on the role that medication can play in assisting clients to cope more effectively with their concerns.
Leslie Langston, L.I.C.S.W.
Staff Social Worker
Leslie Langston, L.I.C.S.W., is a graduate of Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work. For the past fifteen years, she has worked with women struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship and family problems, as well as individuals struggling with trauma and obsessive compulsive issues. Her areas of interest and practice incorporate feminist-oriented psychotherapy, issues particular to multicultural and minority populations, as well as the field of mind/body stress reduction and anxiety management. Leslie also provides outreach to the larger Simmons Community.
Lisa Corrin, Ed.M., L.I.C.S.W.
Staff Social Worker
Lisa Corrin, Ed.M., L.C.S.W. is a graduate of Simmons College School of Social Work and Harvard Graduate School of Education. Lisa joined the Counseling Center first as a graduate intern in 2002 and then was appointed as a staff member in 2005. Her professional experience includes a leadership role in an educational setting where she provided support to families, faculty and young children. She also has experience with women's health issues and worked with individuals and groups to assist with adjustment to and management of chronic and life threatening illnesses. Lisa offers an integrative approach to help students who struggle with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, adjustment and identity issues, as well as loss and grief and family and relationship issues.
Counseling Center Interns
Cheryl Straughter is in her final year as a MSW student at Simmons College in the School of Social Work. She holds a degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University and a Biology degree from Boston State College. She believes that there is a connection between healthy nutrition and the biological function of the brain as it relates to mental health. By applying her degrees she views these intersections from a holistic perspective. Previously, she has worked counseling high school students and mentoring young women. Last year Cheryl interned as a stabilization case manager and group facilitator. She is drawn to Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Professionally she is interested in working with women who have experienced trauma. She believes the therapeutic process begins with empowering individuals to build on their own strengths. Cheryl is actively involved with local and international non-profit organizations.
Abigail (Abby) Moore is a second year MSW student at the Smith College School for Social Work. Her previous field placement was at a hospital in Boston, focusing on acute, short term inpatient psychiatric treatment. She received her B.S from Lesley University, where she studied Counseling and Psychology. Her experience includes working with adults with chronic mental illness in residential care, supporting individuals and families affected by terminal illness, substance abuse and homelessness as well as providing probation counseling and working on a women's crisis helpline. Her particular interests include trauma and recovery.
Brian Mannion is a second year masters student in the Mental Health Counseling program at Boston College. He received his bachelors degree from the University of Scranton where he studied Counseling and Human Services. Previously Brian has interned as a school counselor with elementary school students, as a counselor in a inpatient hospice unit, and volunteered in several non-profit organizations. Ultimately, Brian believes in working with clients to help find a solution that works best for them while empowering them in the context of their current life experience.
Sophie is a second year student at the Simmons School of Social Work. She has worked in residential, hospital, and in-home settings with adolescents, young adults, and families since 2007. Her areas of interests include: mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy, the mind-body relationship, and strengths based psychotherapy. She has worked with women and adolescents around issues related to gender identity, racial identity, and sexual orientation, and is interested in taking a collaborative approach with clients in exploring individual concerns.
Margot Kuhns Goodnow is currently a second year M.S.W. student at the Smith College School for Social Work. Her professional experience includes working with people with severe and persistent mental illness in inpatient and residential settings and in international human rights. Her areas of interest include feminist therapy, queer theory, and social justice work.
Dana Collins is a third-year PhD student in Counseling Psychology at Boston College. She earned her M.S. in Counseling and Counselor Education from Indiana University Bloomington, and her BA in Psychology from Spelman College. She is originally from Oakland, California. Dana's primary clinical and research interests relate to healthy racial identity development, resilience in the face of racism and other forms of discrimination and oppression, and the intersection of race, gender, and other identities. She has counseled children, adolescents, college students, and families. She also enjoys international travel, drawing, reading, and journaling.
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During the academic year, the Counseling Center is open during the following hours:
Monday through Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm