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Health and Counseling Services Staff

Medical and Nursing Staff
Sara Aierstuck, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Director of Health and Counseling Services

Sara is a nurse practitioner with experience in college and university health centers at Yale University, University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and has been the director of HCHCS since 2009. She earned a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College; M.S.N from Yale University, and is AANC board-certified as a family nurse practitioner.

Ronald A. Kelter, PA-C, Lic Ac, AAHIVS
Health Services Staff

Ron is a physician assistant and acupuncturist who joined the staff at Hampshire College in fall 2013. Ron has years of experience in general primary care to adults and adolescents as well as gastroenterology specialty practice. He is a graduate of Northeastern University's Bouve College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with a master of health professions and completed a graduate-level program in traditional Chinese medicine at the New England School of Acupuncture. He is a certified HIV specialist through the American Academy of HIV Medicine. Ron graduated from Clark University with a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology.

Judy Jackson, R.N.
Advice/Clinic Nurse

Judy has worked in college health since 1993, and started at Hampshire in 1999. She attended Elms College and graduated from Mt. Auburn Hospital School of Nursing.

Robert Horowitz, M.D.
Senior Staff Physician, University Health Services, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dr. Horowitz is a family practice physician with particular interest in behavioral medicine, including drug, tobacco, and substance use issues; mind-body medicine; and men's health. He is a graduate of Kenyon College and the New York Medical College and did his residency at the University of Virginia. He lived and worked for 10 years with Native Americans in Arizona, on the Navajo reservation and with Pueblo tribes in the Santa Fe, NM area. He is American Board of Family Medicine certified and a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Counseling Services
Eliza McArdle, Ph.D.
Director of Counseling Services

Eliza McArdle has been at HCHCS since 2003. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts and completed her advanced 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 identity development and has extensive experience working with the LGBTQ 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 group psychotherapy and in the clinical application of psychoanalytic theory.

Corey Albert Griffin, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist

Corey Albert Griffin is a psychologist who has worked in college mental health since 2003. She did graduate-level research studying online support groups. Corey uses an eclectic approach to therapy, integrating cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic techniques and always trying to match her style to the needs of each individual client.

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 psychodynamic, 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.

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.

Gabriela Quiñones-Torres, M.S.
Health Services Staff

Gabriela Quiñones-Torres is a doctoral student studying clinical psychology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She conducts research on marriage and close relationships in hopes of cracking the code for enduring satisfying relationships. While her clinical work is informed by a variety of psychological perspectives, her therapy approach is guided by a deep appreciation of human diversity and culture’s essential role in all aspects of life and psychological functioning.  Specific areas of interest in therapy include: couples therapy, intimacy, identity development, and exploration of transpersonal themes.

Carrie Hennessy, B.A.
Health Services Staff

Carrie is a doctoral student studying clinical psychology at Antioch University New England. She earned her B.A. from Smith College as an Ada Comstock Scholar. Carrie has clinical experience in the areas of interpersonal difficulty, trauma, and anxiety and mood disorders. She has worked in community mental health and neuropsychology settings. Her work with students emphasizes the importance of a positive therapeutic relationship in creating experiences of authentic and meaningful connection.

Samantha Bernecker, M.S.
Health Services Staff

Samantha Bernecker earned her M.S. from the University of Massachusetts, where she is currently completing her Ph.D. Her research focuses on identifying the elements of psychotherapy that cause change. Clinically, she is interested in integrating a variety of approaches to psychotherapy including insight-oriented, behavioral, and acceptance-based treatment.

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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