Meet The Staff
William Kantar, MD
Dr. Kantar is the College Psychiatrist. He comes to campus each week to meet with students who may have medication or other psychiatric needs. Dr. Kantar has a strong background in adolescent psychiatry and was formally trained in Self Psychology.
Kelly A. Moran, MA, LMHC
Director of Counseling
Kelly earned a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University. She has worked with numerous area colleges including Simmons College, Bentley University, and Northeastern University. At these institutions, Kelly has worked in Residence Life, First Year Experience, Student Activities, and Counseling and Student Development. In addition to her Student Affairs experience, Kelly has worked in psychiatric emergency services doing level of care assessments. Additionally Kelly has worked in outpatient treatment and was the Program Manager for a new treatment model working with high risk chronically ill patients. Kelly specializes in women's health, substance abuse, trauma, and takes a feminisit existential approach to treatment.
Renee Y. Thibodeau, MS, LMHC
Renee came to counseling via her work in Residence Life and Student Affairs at Ithaca College and Gannon University, ultimately earning a master's degree in Community Counseling from Gannon University, specializing in working with young adults. Renee is excited to return to a college community - after over 10 years of work with students and student leaders, Renee spent several years working with children, adolescents and young adults in psychiatric emergency services, aiding people in all phases of life transitions and crises. Renee specializes in anxiety and mood management, sex, gender and sexuality, interpersonal growth and development, and conflict management, taking cognitive, goal-driven, and motivational approaches in treatment.
Jennifer Granquist, LMHC, ET
Jennifer earned a master's degree in Expressive Therapies and Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University and is the current 2012 President of the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association. She has been a Senior Crisis Clinician at Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Service Team for the past seven years working with clients across the lifespan. Her work with the college age population began at Assumption College in Worcester, MA. Most recently, Jennifer has worked with college students in the areas of individual, short-term counseling, crisis intervention and substance use assessments. Prior to working at Advocates Jennifer has had a wide variety of counseling work experience within the US and for three years in Belize. She has experience working for an arts program for homeless youth living in shelters, ran a high school peer counseling program, facilitated loss and grief groups for young adults and expressive arts groups at a partial program and on an inpatient unit. Jennifer spcializes in the therapeutic use of the arts, trauma, stress reduction and believes in empowering the client to recognize patterns to create new choices and build their self esteem in times of transition.
Mary E. Sullivan, M.A.
Clinical Graduate Intern
Mary joined the Mount Ida College Counseling Center as Clinical Graduate Intern in September 2012. She is currently a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP). Mary has earned a Bachelors degree in English and a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling, both from Boston College. She is keenly interested in college student health and development, and as such completed her masters-level clinical internship at the Fitchburg State College Counseling Center. Mary has been invited as a consultant and a guest lecturer at universities in the Boston area as a result of her ongoing work with student-athletes and other special-interest student groups. Additional clinical areas of interest include substance use, trauma, resiliency and transition.
Herlinda Tin, M.A.
Clincial Graduate Intern
Herlinda earned a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Latino Mental Health and is currently a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program at the Massachusetts School Professional Psychology (MSPP). As part of her educational training, Herlinda has worked at the Latino Health Institute and the South Middlesex Opportunity Council. Her experiences include working with Latino/Hispanic adolescents, individual and group therapy, and co-facilitate groups at a Head Start Program and shelters. Clinical interests include trauma, military trauma, substance abuse, resiliency, transition, and the Latino/Hispanic population.