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Counseling Services Staff

Eliza McArdle, Ph.D.
Director of Counseling Services
Eliza McArdle has been at HCHS since 2003. She received her degree in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts and completed her training through Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Mental Health Institute. She has been working in college mental health settings since 1996, and has additionally worked with the homeless and chronically mentally ill population in Boston. Eliza’s clinical and research interests include the treatment of self-injurious behavior, eating disorders, and depression. She has a special interest in college student identity development and has extensive experience working with the LGBT community.

Stephen M. Klein, Ph.D.
Senior Psychologist
Stephen Klein has been with the College since 1972 and, until 2008, served as the director of mental health. Dr. Klein was trained at the University of Massachusetts and the University of California Medical School, San Francisco. He has a special interest in psychoanalytic theory and its application to clinical practice. He is also very involved in developing the counseling service’s group therapy program.

Corey Albert Griffin, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist
Corey Albert Griffin received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from St. John’s University in Queens, NY in 2003. She has an eclectic approach to therapy, integrating psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral techniques. She has worked in college mental health for over a decade. She loves working with the variety of people she gets to meet on a college campus: people with many different strengths, passions and difficulties, people with many different backgrounds, people looking for one session and people looking for something more in depth. She has an interest in eating disorders, including binge eating disorder, and she did a year of clinical training in eating disorders at Yale University. She also has an interest in integrating psychotherapy and coaching for people who struggle with disorganization and distractibility issues.

Angela Bardawil, LICSW
Staff Psychotherapist
Angela Bardawil has been an individual psychotherapist for over 20 years. She received her master's at Smith College School for Social Work and has continued to practice psycho-dynamic, psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy with a variety of diverse populations. Angela is especially committed to issues of personal and cultural identity and to maintaining gains made in psychotherapy over time. She has experience in treating substance abuse and addiction, eating disorders, stress, depression, anxiety, and trauma as well as a wide variety of other issues, and is especially interested in the academic, social, and emotional issues that face college aged individuals.

Rachel Epstein, Psy.D.
Post-doctoral fellow
Rachel Epstein is a psychologist who received her Psy.D. from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA in 2008. She has worked in college mental health and community mental settings treating adolescents, adults, and couples. She considers her style to be integrative, using psychodynamic and mindfulness-based approaches to address issues of depression, anxiety, addiction, and trauma, among others. Most of all, she views understanding relationships--from childhood, from the present, with oneself, with others--to be key in helping her clients move ahead in their lives with a sense of empowerment and contentment.

Rachael Goren-Watts, Psy. D
Post-doctoral fellow
Rachael Goren-Watts received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University New England. She has been working in college health/mental health settings since 2004, and has also worked with learning disabilities and assessment services for children and adolescents, as well as eating disorders. Rachael's clinical and research interests include eating disorders and body image, trauma, women's health, issues relating to LGBTQ identity, and couples. Rachael takes an integrative approach to psychotherapy, blending psychodynamic, narrative, and relational theories, in order to address any concerns that individuals present with in therapy.

Hillary Halpern, M.S.
Pre-doctoral intern
Hillary Halpern is a doctoral student studying clinical psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has worked as a psychotherapist, crisis counselor, and advocate in both community and residential settings. Hillary works primarily from a psychodynamic framework with attention to feminist and multicultural issues. In addition, she is interested in catering to individual clients’ needs through the incorporation of cognitive and behavioral techniques. Understanding relationships and early experiences and enhancing self-compassion are central components of Hillary’s approach to psychotherapy.

Erik Zimmerman, M.D.

Consulting Psychiatrist
Dr. Zimmerman is a graduate of Penn State University and the Stanford University School of Medicine. He did his residency at the Yale University Department of Psychiatry and fellowship at the Yale University Student Mental Health Residency. Areas of clinical interest include psychopharmacology and psychodynamic psychotherapy.




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