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Alumni Profiles

Christina DellAquila

  • Favorite Memory: "The close-knit community. And I particularly enjoyed our new student seminar classes because it was the same group of people we met with to talk about cases and were supportive."
  • Advice for future MSPP grads: "You can never learn enough when you get your first job." "Trusting yourself. Just always know you had the training and the support."
  • What she is doing now: Staff Therapist at South Bay Mental Health in Lynn, MA

Staci Carlton

  • Favorite Memory: "The camaraderie and how close we all became in our cohorts."
  • Advice for MSPP grads: "I think just staying in contact with your supports when you go into the field." "And self-care. They say it a lot, but believe it!"
  • What she is doing now: Staff Therapist at South Bay Mental Health in Lynn, MA

Colleen Pardue

  • Favorite Memory: "Just memories of going to school with a small class size…having class with the same people every day…It made this a really nice community and a nice place to go to school."
  • What she's doing now: Working at a DYS Facility in Westborough, MA

Laura Noblet

  • Favorite Memory: "Honestly the capstone class, really just kind of laughing with everybody, and suffering through it at some points, but really getting through it all together… It was a good time."
  • What she's doing now: She was offered a job 3 months after graduation as a Child and Family Therapist in Concord, NH. "I absolutely love it. I've done really well, and they've actually promoted me to help them develop their autism program."

Marcy LeLacheur

  • Favorite Memory: "All the teachers were really down to earth and they always looked at students as if they were future colleagues, so I guess I felt so deeply respected, like I was part of a community."
  • Advice for future MSPP grads: "Remember what's important to you and what gives you your joy, because as you learn all the techniques, sometimes we can kind of leave the inside that brought us here behind…"
  • What she is doing now: Outpatient Clinician at Bayview South Shore Mental Health, and Adjunct Faculty at Massasoit Community College

Lauren Heggerick

  • Favorite Memory: "Meeting my other classmates…that was the best part."
  • Advice for future MSPP grads: "Stay in contact with your professors and other classmates."
  • What she is doing now: 2nd year Advanced Standing Clinical PsyD student at MSPP

Bill Fitzgerald

  • Favorite Memory: "The classmates, my professors here, and all the free food we always had…"
  • Advice for future MSPP grads: "Stay in school, that's what I did!"
  • What he is doing now: 2nd year Advanced Standing Clinical PsyD student at MSPP

Ilana Cooper

  • Favorite Memory: "In general the people were wonderful, and specifically the connections you make with the professors who are currently in the field…and to continue to build relationships with them after we've left.
  • Advice for future MSPP grads: "Stay connected with everybody... It's really important moving on for further supervision, support, and friendship."
  • What she is doing now: 2nd year Advanced Standing Clinical PsyD student at MSPP

Herlinda Tin

  • Favorite Memory: "The Latino Mental Health classes"
  • What she's doing now: 2nd year Advanced Standing Clinical PsyD student at MSPP and working at South Middlesex Opportunity Council in Marlborough.

April Middleton

  • Favorite Memory: "Presenting my capstone. I had a really good time sharing all the work and the literature with my peers and also with the professors there. It was a very supportive community.
  • What she's doing now: Working at South Middlesex Opportunity Council in Marlborough. "I am enjoying a lucrative career post-grad."

Samantha Burns

  • Favorite Memory: "I really enjoyed my Couples and Families class with Dr. Alajarma…There were just four students in the class…it was very intimate, and I loved that."
  • What she's doing now: Working full-time as an outpatient outreach clinician doing couples, families, and individual work in schools, homes, and group homes. She is also running a substance abuse group for adults.

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  • Favorite Memory: "Talking to classmates before and after class about how they were doing…just kind of checking in with people…"
  • What he's doing now: A couple months after graduation Aldo began working at Stonehill College's Counseling and Testing Center. He does one-on-one clinical counseling and outreach.

Megan Hughes

  • Favorite Memory: "Going into Jessica Stahl's office, (she was my academic advisor), and telling her I don't know if I'm cut out to be a counselor, and her encouraging me and kind of guiding me with that. It was very helpful, and I'm so happy that I did follow my dreams to become a counselor…"
  • What she's up to now: Post-graduation she worked for North Suffolk Mental Health in their early intervention program for about 6 months while doing per diem substance abuse counseling at St. Elizabeth's C-CAP. Now she is a full-time clinical coordinator for the General Adult Population Partial-Hospitalization program at Arbor HRI Hospital in Brookline. She runs DBT and CBT groups and helps to stabilize patients after relapses and assists with after-care planning. She's currently studying for her licensure exam.

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