Meet The Counseling Staff
The Counseling and Wellness Center is located on the second floor of the Kennedy building and may be reached at 617-879-7760.
Betsy Smith, Psy.D.
Director of Counseling and Wellness
Betsy Smith is a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her doctorate degree from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Boston, MA, in 1989. She has worked at Cambridge Health Alliance in the Psychiatric Emergency Services, HRI Arbour Hospital in Brookline, MA, and Fenway Community Health in Boston, MA, where she worked extensively with the LGBT community. Most recently she worked with students in the Psychological Services at Brown University. She has a particular interest in multi-racial families and adoption. When she is not working, she is practicing yoga, cooking, training for sprint triathlons, dreaming of becoming fluent in French, or playing tennis. Contact her at (617) 879-7761 or by email at email@example.com.
Anne Eaton, MSW, L.I.C.S.W.
Staff Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor
Anne Eaton is a licensed clinical social worker. She received her master's degree from Simmons College School of Social Work in 1983. She began her clinical work focusing on adolescents in residential treatment facilities but moved into working with the college and graduate student population both in private practice and clinic settings. She co- founded Grove Street Counseling in Wellesley in 1992 and continues to treat Wellesley College students as well as high school students, older adults, and couples. Most recently she was active on the clinical counseling team at Babson College provided by Human Relations Service, also in Wellesley. Her specialties include college adjustment, depression, and relationship issues. Other interests include traveling, parenting, reading, and being outdoors. She can be found in the Counseling and Wellness Center on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Julia Lev-Rosenfeld, M.A., LMHC
Therapist - ADD/ADHD Specialist
Julia Lev-Rosenfeld is a licensed clinical mental health counselor. She received her master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, in 2007. She has worked at MassArt's Counseling Center since 2006 as a psychotherapist and ADD/ADHD Specialist. In addition to her work at MassArt, she has worked at Jewish Family and Children's Services with Kol Isha, a program that serves victims of Domestic Violence, and Options Day Treatment Program at the Edinburg Center, a program that serves people with complex and challenging mental health needs. She has also worked as a tutor at Lesley University, specializing in college students with AD/HD and learning challenges. Julia has a particular interest in multiculturalism and counseling Russian-speaking individuals. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to movies and museums, skiing, and taking long nature walks. Julia sees students in the Counseling Services office on Fridays.
**Important note regarding the ADD/ADHD Specialist cancellation policy**
Please be aware that due to the limited availability of AD/HD counseling and coaching this semester, MassArt Counseling Services has had to implement a strict cancellation policy for appointments scheduled with Julia Lev-Rosenfeld, the ADD/ADHD Specialist.
All cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.
If you cancel last minute or no show for your appointment two times, you will be placed at the bottom of the waiting list and will be notified when there is an opening.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Melissa Reynolds, LICSW
Melissa is a licensed independent clinical social worker. She received her degree from Simmons College School of Social Work. She has worked at Cambridge Hospital on the community services outreach team, with students at The New England Institute of Art, and most recently at Harvard University in the Mental Health Service providing psychotherapy to graduate and undergraduate students. Melissa enjoys working with issues of race, class and identity within cultural context, loss and grief, family and relational dynamics and mind/body techniques for stress management. Some of Melissa's personal interests include baking and cooking, gardening, music and spending time with family and friends. She is at the Counseling and Wellness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Dave Shannon, MSW, L.I.C.S.W.
Dave Shannon is a licensed clinical social worker. He received his master's degree in Social Work from Boston University in 1996. Dave has worked in homeless shelter services, the Boston Public Schools, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, and Fenway Community Health in Boston. He has also conducted professional education workshops around homophobia in healthcare, LGBT health, anti-violence/bullying and male survivors of sexual trauma.
Graduate Intern Psychotherapists
Jacqueline Alfonso Barry, Ph.D.
Jackie is a post-doctoral clinician who earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Originally from Miami, FL she graduated from Florida International University's Honors College with a B.A. in Psychology. Jackie has experience working in diverse clinical settings (i.e., inpatient, outpatient, corrections) and with a variety of populations (i.e., children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, Spanish-speaking, and serious and persistent mental illness). Her area of clinical expertise is in substance abuse prevention and intervention with young adults, and she has a true passion for this work. Jackie is also an Assistant Professor at Emmanuel College, where she conducts research on the development and improvement of substance abuse services. When she's not working with college students, Jackie enjoys live music shows, traveling and exploring new places, and playing with her Yorkshire Terrier Maximus Aurelius. You'll find her at the Counseling and Wellness Center on Mondays.
Daphne Algaze, B.A.
Daphne is a second year Master's student at Simmons School of Social Work. She received her Bachelor's degree from Barnard College. She has worked with clients presenting with mental health issues such as anxiety, mood disorders, and schizophrenia, in school, residential, and research settings. She is interested in the links between creativity and mental health, and the various ways that creative activity may be therapeutic. When not working, Daphne enjoys riding her bike around Boston and playing guitar. She is at the Counseling and Wellness Center on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Rebecca Girard, M.S.W.
Rebecca received her MSW from Simmons College School of Social Work, and her BSW from Salem State University. Rebecca has been working at Northeast Arc providing support and theater training for students with various challenges including Asperger's syndrome, anxiety or bipolar disorders. She worked closely with schools, parents and therapists and she has been involved in advocacy work through the Autism Commission Legislative Workgroup to help identify best practices and approaches that can better serve individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Rebecca is proficient in American Sign Language (ASL) and enjoys acting, dance, yoga and meditation. She is at the Counseling and Wellness Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Rachel Jacobson, B.A.
Rachel is a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Haverford College. Prior to MassArt, Rachel has worked in rehabilitation settings with the goal of promoting recovery and resiliency in people with severe and persistent mental illness, and individuals with language disorders. She has experience working with clients presenting with a range of mental health challenges, including anxiety and mood disorders, schizophrenia, substance abuse, and gender identity issues. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys drawing, dancing, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family. She is at the Counseling and Wellness Center on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Tim Quiñones, M.A.
LeLaina Romero, Ph.D.
LeLaina Romero is a postdoctoral fellow who earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has worked in a variety of counseling centers, most recently as an intern at the University of Texas at Austin working extensively with diverse LGBT students. LeLaina has engaged in collaborative research and counseling in urban communities, particularly those impacted by HIV/AIDS. Her counseling style focuses on building relationships with clients where they feel empowered, and reflects her passion for social justice . She is also an Assistant Professor at Lasell College in the Social Sciences. Outside of work you may find her sipping a cup of tea or singing all kinds of music. She is at the Counseling and Wellness Center on Mondays and Tuesdays seeing clients and developing multicultural programs in collaboration with students.
Administrative Assistant | Health and Wellness Coordinator
Phone: 617 879 7760 | Email: Whitney.Taylor@massart.edu
Whitney received her masters degree in Public Health from Boston University and her BA in anthropology from Brown University. She serves as both the Administrative Assistant to Counseling Services and the Health and Wellness Coordinator. She has worked on smoking cessation campaigns, as a teacher, assisted in making documentaries for public television. In her spare time she likes cooking, watching documentaries, and drawing comics. Whitney is at the Counseling and Wellness Center Mondays-Fridays, 9am-5pm.