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Meet The Staff

Counseling Staff and Clinicians-in-Training

Deborah Edelman-Blank, Psy.D., Director
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
License: Licensed Psychologist, Massachusetts (#10766)
Education: Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Clinical Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; B.A., Women's Studies & Political Science, Vassar College
Clinical Interests: Clinical Training and Supervision, Administration, Technology, Feminist Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Positive Psychology, Multicultural Competence, and Humor in Therapy
Personal Tidbit: I have an adorable, white Bichon Frise dog who has three nicknames: the Fluffy Anti-Depressant, the Furry Avenger, and the C.F.O. (Chief Furry Officer).

Elyse Lemaire, Ph.D., Training Director
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
License: Licensed Psychologist, Massachusetts (#3690)
Education: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Florida; M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Florida; B.A. Psychology & Religion, University of Virginia
Clinical Interests: Training and Supervision, Medical and Pain Issues, Eating Issues, Grief, Anxiety Disorders
Personal Tidbit: I enjoy traveling the world and learning new languages.

Patrick Hagan, LICSW, Assistant Director
Pronouns: He, Him, His
License: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Massachusetts (#120535), Vermont (#089.0134313)
Education: M.S.W. Smith College School for Social Work; B.A. Psychology, Providence College, Psychology
Clinical Interests: Clinical and Administrative Practice, Identity Development, Relational Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Therapy and in the Community, Outreach and Community-based intervention.
Personal Tidbit: I like to make things in my spare time, everything from crafting to construction, that is my go to self-care.

Jacquie Keeves, LMHC, Counseling Clinician
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
License: Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Massachusetts (#11085)
Education: M.A., Mental Health Counseling, Rivier University; B.A., Psychology, Queens College
Clinical Interests
: Eating Disorders, Trauma and Sexual Violence, Spirituality, Feminist Therapy, Self Empowerment
Personal Tidbit
: I have a massive love of musical theatre and was an actress in a previous life.

Matthew Orenstein, Psy.D., Counseling Clinician, Group Coordinator
Pronouns: He, Him, His
License: Pending
Education: Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacific University; M.S., Clinical Psychology, Pacific University; B.A., Psychology, Denison University
Clinical Interests: Mindfulness, LGBTQIA+ and Multicultural Concerns in Psychotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Personal Tidbit: My dog, an Australian Shepherd named Zuke, has a talent for catching Frisbees in mid-air.

Marianne Specker, LMHC, Counseling Clinician, Student Athlete Services Coordinator
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
License: Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Massachusetts (#10057)
Education: M.Ed., Mental Health Counseling, Boston University; B.A., Psychology, Brandeis University
Clinical Interests: Sports Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, Anxiety, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Multicultural Competence
Personal Tidbit: I am a fan of music (anything but jazz, sorry jazz lovers) and stand-up comedy and can be found attending performances regularly in the Boston area.