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Meet our Counseling Program Faculty

Daneen Deptula, Ph.D.

Graduate Program Chair, M.S. Counseling

Courses Taught

  • Counseling Theories
  • Psychopathology I: Diagnosis and Assessment

Research Interests/Clinical

Children and adolescent peer relationships, including their role in maintaining and promoting sexual behavior, delinquency, bullying, and optimism


  • B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • M.S., Ph.D., University of Memphis


Daneen Deptula

Christopher Adams, Ph.D.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Professional Counseling
  • Lifestyle & Career Development
  • Psychopathology II

Research Interests

  • Religious/spiritual issues in counseling
  • College student development
  • Career development
  • Therapist training
  • Supervision and professional development

Clinical Interests

  • Psychodynamic, Humanistic, and Existential therapies
  • Religious and spiritual issues
  • College and career counseling
  • Developmentally-related concerns
  • LGBT issues
  • Couples and family therapy
  • Supervision


  • B.S., Psychology, University of Florida
  • M.A.E., Counselor Education, University of Florida
  • Ed.S., Counselor Education, University of Florida
  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Buffalo, SUNY
Christopher Adams

John Hancock, Ph.D.

Graduate Program Chair, CAGS Interdisciplinary Studies, Counseling/Psychology

Courses Taught

  • Counseling Techniques and Case Analysis
  • Group Work and Leadership in Mental Health Counseling
  • Internship/Practicum Seminar


  • B.S., Ohio Northern University
  • M.A., Assumption College
  • CAGS, Assumption College
  • Ph.D., Professional School of Psychology


John Hancock

Lynne Kellner, Ph.D.

Courses Taught

  • Internship in School Counseling
  • Internship in Mental Health Counseling
  • Case Analysis and Counseling Techniques
  • Childhood Trauma and its Impact on School Based Services
  • Lifespan Development

Research Interests

  • Child and Adolescent Services
  • Multicultural Competencies in Counseling
  • Interpersonal Violence


  • B.A., City College of New York
  • M.Ed., Counseling Psych, UMass-Amherst
  • Ph.D., Counseling Psych, UMass-Amherst


Lynne Kellner

Megan Krell, Ph.D.

Internship/Practicum Coordinator

Courses Taught

  • Practicum in School Counseling
  • Internship in Mental Health Counseling
  • Internship in Counseling
  • Group Work and Leadership in School Counseling

Research Interests/Clinical

  • Transitions for individuals with disabilities
  • College and career readiness for students with disabilities
  • School counseling and Race to the Top initiatives


  • B.S., Psychology and Humans Services, Northeastern University,
  • M.A., School Counseling, University of Connecticut
  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, University of Connecticut
  • Nationally Certified Counselor
Megan Krell

Helen O'Donnell, Ed.D.

School Guidance Program Advisor

Courses Taught

  • Practicum in School Counseling
  • Legal and Ethical Issues and Professional Practice

Research Interests/Clinical

  • Retired school counseling practitioner for 34+ years
  • Dissertation research: From the Eyes of Students: An in-depth study of a 4th grade peer mediation class (included 5-year study of reflective student assessment data and impact assessments by teachers)
  • Core writing team for DESE endorsed MA Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs and co-author/trainer for MA Model Institutes
  • Educational Consultant/Trainer
  • MA School Counselors Association: Coordinator of Professional Development, Conferences Chair
  • MASCA State Awards include: President's Awards, Leadership Award, OSCAR award for outstanding service to the profession of school counseling


  • B.A., M.Ed., C.A.G.S., Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • MA licensure in teaching and administration, including school guidance counselor K-12, guidance director
Helen O'Donnell

Adjunct faculty

Paul Bail, Ph.D.
PSY 8190 Social & Cultural Foundations: Issues & Diversity

Gordon Benson, Ph.D.
PSY 7005 Mental Health and Family Counseling: Professional Practice

Judith Bralove, M.S.W.
PSY 8710 Family Systems: Models & Intervention
PSY 8901 Counseling Techniques and Case Analysis – Mental Health

Jonathan Clayfield, M.A.
PSY 8015 Research and Program Evaluation

Chandler Creedon, CAGS
PSY 8010 Issues in Development: Counseling Children and Adolescents
PSY 8200 Principles of Guidance
PSY 8900 Counseling Techniques and Case Analysis School Guidance

Henry Culver, Ed.D.
PSY 7030 Introduction to Professional Counseling

Cristina Davy, Ph.D.
PSY 8205 Psychology of Learning: Theory & Practice

Robert Hynes, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Counseling Services
PSY 8015 Research and Program Evaluation
PSY 7010 Counseling Theories

Margaret O’Hearn Curran, Ph.D.
PSY 8300 Psychological Testing and Assessment: Theory and Practice

Gail Okerman, M.Ed.
PSY 8900 Counseling Techniques and Case Analysis School Guidance

Edwin Rosenthal, M.S.
PSY 8140 Alcohol Abuse & Other Addictive Behaviors

Richard Spencer, Ph.D.
PSY 8300 Psychological Testing and Assessment: Theory and Practice

Karma Tousignant, CAGS
PSY 8210 Occupational Information & Career Counseling