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Meet the Center for Wellness Staff

  • Maura Mulligan, MSW, LICSW

    Associate Dean for Health and Wellness 


    • Assumption University; Bachelor of Arts 

    • Boston University; Master of Social Work 


    • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 

    • Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) 

    • Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) 

    • American College Counseling Association (ACCA)

    Professional Interests 

    • Substance Abuse, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy 

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  • Michael Williams, C.P.T, CRSS

    Director of Fitness and Wellness Programs


    • Bachelor of Arts, Health and Exercise Science, Furman University
    • Master of Science, Recreational Sports Administration, Indiana University


    • Certified Personal Trainer
    • Certified Recreational Sports Specialist
    • Boot Camp Instructor Certification
    • Cycle Instructor Certification
    • Nutritionist Certification (expected 2022)
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  • Amber Goulart, MS, NCC

    Associate Director of Health Promotion and Education


    • Worcester State University, Bachelor of Science 

    • SUNY Plattsburgh, Master of Science 


    • American College Health Association (ACHA) 

    • Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) 

    Professional Interests 

    • Sexual health education, sexual violence prevention, nutrition, exercise, body image, and substance-use harm reduction. 

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  • Marie Gabour 

    Prevention Specialist

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  • Emily Harlan, LICSW

    Associate Director of Counseling


    • Master of Social Work from Boston College 

    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Loyola College in Maryland 

    Professional interests 

    • Anxiety, Depression, Suicide and Self Injury, Relationships, Identity Development 

    Clinical approach 

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing 

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  • Jalesa Frye, LMHC

    Assistant Director of Counseling


    • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Bachelor of Arts 
    • William James College; Master of Forensic and counseling psychology

    Professional Interests 

    • Identity Development
    • Major life transitions
    • Stress management
    • Anxiety
    • Clinical Approach  
    • Cognitive Behavioral therapy
    • Positive Psychology
    • Solution- Focused Brief Therapy
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  • Eliana Freeman, LCSW

    Mental Health Counselor 


    University of Pennsylvania – School of Social Policy and Practice; Master of Social Work

    Northeastern University – Bachelor of Science


    Professional Interests (in no particular order):

    Identity Development and Exploration

    Life Transitions and Events


    Family Dynamics and Conflict

    Stress Management


    Grief and Loss

    Sexuality and Sexual Health


    Clinical Approach:

    Psychodynamic with tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, and Grief Therapy techniques with a strengths-based approach

  • Rachael Goldfarb, LCSW



    • Wellesley College, Bachelor of Arts 

    • Boston College, Master of Social Work

    Professional Interests 

    • Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, familial relationships and Identity formation, time management/goal setting and achievement
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Strengths Based


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  • Margarita Vargas 

    Office Coordinator for Center for Wellness, Certified Zumba Instructor FITWELL


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