Counselors and Staff
Tracy Greenfield, LMHC
Tracy earned her Master's Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her training at the Couples and Family Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance. Tracy is experienced in working with individuals, couples, families, and groups, with expertise in integrative psychotherapy. She is very interested in the integration and healing power of spirituality in psychotherapy, and helping people move toward actualizing their potential in all realms of life. Through a collaborative psycho-spiritual approach which focuses on the mind-body-spirit connection, she incorporates various modalities and behavioral medicine techniques including meditation, hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), energy tapping, chakra work, biofeedback, mindfulness, and relaxation. Tracy has trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), is bilingual (English-Spanish), and has a wide range of interests including women's health, working with the LGBTQ community, anxiety, depression, sexuality, relationship difficulties, divorce, trauma work, and culture.
Sharon Harrington Hope, Associate Director/Coordinator of Alcohol and Drug Education
Sharon has an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a BS in Human Services from Lesley University. Sharon has a particular interest in alcohol and substance abuse counseling, and works to help clients struggling with addictions to understand the psychological "purpose" of the addictive behaviors. As a therapist, she honors the unique constellation of strengths and concerns her clients bring, and works to conceptualize treatment in a holistic framework. She approaches psychotherapy from a relational perspective, and her work is informed by existential philosophy and psychodynamic theory. Central to her attitude toward healing is the belief that clients “know” what they need but may benefit from a supportive, attuned relationship to uncover innate wisdom and understandings.
Jason Healy, LICSW
Jason is interested in how we can work with dilemmas and unhelpful patterns of behavior through creativity, curiosity and empathy as an ongoing practice. He works out of a psychodynamic framework and also makes use of various modalities such as mindfulness and narrative approaches to accompany people in a therapeutic process. He worked as an independent artist for several years and also offers the possibility to work with artistic materials to deepen and enhance therapy. Jason has previous experience working with young adults in an agency providing services to clients with ongoing mental illness. In addition to his position at Lesley, he sees clients in his private practice in Cambridge. He speaks French, Dutch, and Spanish. Jason has an MSW from Simmons School of Social Work, an MA in Art Therapy from City & Guilds in London through the Tobias School of Art and Therapy, and a BA in English Literature from Vassar College.
Magi McKinnies, Director, LMHC
Magi has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and a BS in Human Services from Lesley University. Using a holistic, creative approach she aims to assist clients to connect to their deepest selves, be present with each moment, and create integrated and authentic lives. She is interested in how culture and spirituality affect the ways we make meaning in our lives and feels that true transformation takes place in the context of a safe, mutual relationship. She has experience with trauma, loss, autism spectrum disorders, transitions, and sexuality and relationship issues. Magi taught pre-school for many years and has trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) and sand tray therapy. Her interests also include creativity as a vehicle for self-expression and our relationship to the natural world.
Ellen has a bachelor’s degree in Education/Human Services from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. Before joining the Counseling Center staff, Ellen worked in the entertainment industry as a management assistant. Her work consisted of managing social media, fan club, and day to day operations for a musician/actor. She has also worked with a state run agency which assisted in giving individual school placement for students with different learning abilities as well as supporting the school based programs in which they were enrolled. In her spare time, Ellen enjoys hiking, movies, and throwing theme parties.
Doug is a recent graduate from the Professional Counseling program at Lesley University, and holds a BS in Communications from Cornell University. He is a firm believer in mind-body integration and has trained in mindfulness through the UMass Center for Mindfulness, is Level II trained in Reiki, and continues to explore other holistic techniques. Doug’s approach to counseling draws upon several frameworks, including cognitive, relational, psychodynamic, narrative, and internal family systems (IFS). Doug has experience providing hotline support with The Samaritans, and has helped support LGBT youth and families as a volunteer at PFLAG. Doug’s leisure activities include hiking, gardening, cooking, and intermittent attempts to improve his guitar skills.
Jody has a B.S. in Psychology and Women's Studies from the College of the Holy Cross. In Spring 2018 she will complete her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling with a Holistic Specialization from Lesley University. As a holistic therapist, Jody integrates the mind, body, and spirit into sessions. She is a registered yoga instructor and also trained in other holistic modalities that support the whole person. Jody focuses on utilizing trauma-informed practices, mindfulness-based approaches and body-centered approaches, empowering her clients to be in control of their well-being.
Cory has a B.S. in Psychology from Davidson College and is working towards a M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College. Cory approaches psychotherapy from an integrative, culturally competent and relational perspective. She believes that it takes a lot of courage to begin the process of therapy, so she works to create a safe and non-judgmental space for her clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. She collaborates with her clients to create a treatment approach that is flexible, effective, and aligned with their goals for change and healing. Cory has a wide range of interests including working with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief, trauma, identity concerns, self-esteem issues, and stress.
Arrington is in her final year of earning her graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine through Boston University. Prior to finding her way towards the counseling professor, Arrington worked as a high school teacher in residential schools, as a yoga instructor, and as a backpacking instructor for NOLS. Her prior work experience and her current training influence the way Arrington hopes to work with clients. She believes that we are both human being and human becomings--with the capacity to grow and change and generate meaning in our lives.
Bohan is an intern at the counseling center and is a 3rd-year student in MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Lesley University. He has lived in China and Australia before, and has a particular interest in cross-cultural issues. Bohan is bilingual (English and Mandarin), and has a humanistic and existential approach to healing. He has a holistic and phenomenological way of understanding his clients, and believes that we as human beings are striving and actualizing individuals too unique and profound to be the subject of any form of reductionism. Bohan’s clinical interest includes anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, and issues of self-esteem, identity, sexuality, and culture. He trusts human’s innate motivation to become and inner resource for growth, and see therapy work as removing obstacles in the way of the client’s meaning-making and self-actualization.