Counseling and Psychological Services
Meet the Counseling and Psychological Services Staff
Elise Z. Harrison, Ph.D., LMFT
Director of ECAPS
Elise Harrison is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She received her MS and 6th year degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University. In addition, she earned a Ph.D in Educational Leadership from University of Connecticut. Elise has 22 years of experience in college counseling. Elise works from a Strength-based approach incorporating mindfulness and Brief Solution-focused therapy. She has worked extensively with eating disorders, substance issues, relationship issues, grief, and adjustment to life transitions. Elise majored in Anthropology in undergraduate school and continues her love of different cultures, particularly world music and folk dance. She loves spending time growing food and flowers and getting out onto the water kayaking and spending time with family.
Patricia Challan, Psy.D.
Associate Director of ECAPS, Director of Training
Dr. Patricia A. Challan received her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and her MA in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Patty has over 17 years of experience in college counseling, as well as specific training in child and adolescent psychotherapy. Patty’s clinical interests include mindfulness, expressive art therapy, play therapy, and the personal and professional development of mental health trainees. Patty has been at Emerson since October 2003, and she is inspired by the creativity, passion, and talent of Emerson students. A native of New Jersey, Patty is a writer who enjoys reading, entertaining her energetic cats, being at the ocean as much as possible, and listening to music.
Jelisa Adair, LCSW
Staff Social Worker
Jelisa Adair, LCSW received her Master’s in Social Work from Boston University and joined the ECAPS team in November 2016. Jelisa has worked with young adults in the counseling center at Framingham State University and has worked in various departments in student life at both Boston University and Wesleyan University. Jelisa’s therapeutic approach focuses on client strengths and the cultivation of self-awareness, exploration, and acceptance. Her clinical interests include identity, sexuality, and multicultural issues. In her free time, Jelisa enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, and exploring Boston.
Danya Goodman, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist, Group Coordinator
Dr. Danya Goodman received her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas in 2013 and she is happy to be back in her native Boston. She completed her internship and postdoctoral training at VA medical centers, working with Veterans adjusting to civilian life post-deployment. Her clinical interests include interpersonal relationships, sex/couples therapy, gender dynamics, multicultural issues, trauma and substance abuse. She is passionate about social justice issues. Her therapeutic approach focuses on a warm, genuine relationship that sets the stage for growth and acceptance. For fun, she likes to explore New England, try out new recipes, and enjoy the amazing live music in Boston.
Annelle Kallman, LICSW, LADC-1
Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Counselor
Annelle Kallman, LICSW, joined the ECAPS team in September 2013. She received her MSW and Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Annelle has worked with young adults in both mental health and substance abuse services since 2009, first at the UNC College Counseling Center and most recently at MGH in an outpatient dual diagnosis treatment program. Annelle integrates mindfulness and relational approaches into her work, helping clients enhance their internal motivations for change. Her clinical interests include harm reduction approaches to substance use, anxiety and stress management, and working with couples. In her spare time, Annelle loves exploring Maine’s beaches and wildlife, cooking and eating Italian food in the North End, running with her dog, and traveling to interesting places in Asia and Africa.
Kyle Rundles, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist, Outreach Coordinator
Dr. Kyle Rundles completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and has worked with college students at several university counseling centers, as well as programs for severely mentally ill adults and community mental health. Kyle's professional areas of interest include adjustment, international psychology, anxiety, relationships, multicultural issues, depression, trauma, and community psychology. Her therapeutic approach explores how ideas of self and the world have formed and works towards reframing these ideas to create personal meaning in life. Kyle has a particular passion for working with societal concerns, 'otherness,' and adjustment experiences, as well as trauma and identity. In her free time, she enjoys travel, dance, reading, and exploring new foods and places.
Stacy Taylor, M.D.
Dr. Stacy Taylor earned her B.A. at Cornell University and her MD at University of Massachusetts Worcester. She began her residency at Harvard Longwood in Boston and completed it at University of Maryland. She has an interest in treating mood and anxiety disorders and working to optimize the use of medication in conjunction with psychotherapy as indicated. She has thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the gifted students of Emerson and is invested in working with students to find workable treatment plans. In her free time, Stacy enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys yoga, running, and was honored to experience and complete the Boston Marathon in 2014.
Brenna Donovan joined the ECAPS staff in summer 2015, and is very excited to be a part of the Emerson community. She brings with her a strong administrative background, and previously worked at MIT as the Office Assistant in the Career Development Office for the Sloan School of Management. Brenna was born and raised in Upstate New York, and received a degree in Communication and Rhetoric from Nazareth College, a small liberal arts college in Rochester, NY. As a Boston transplant, Brenna is having fun exploring all the exciting things Boston has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, yoga, cooking, being outside, and spending time with her family and friends.
Rachael Falk, M.A.
Rachael Falk is a 4th year doctoral student at William James College (formerly known as the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, or MSPP). Rachael received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from UMass Amherst, as well as her Master’s Degree in Professional Psychology from WJC. Rachael has had diverse training experiences during graduate school; she has trained at the Bedford VA Medical Center in the Geropsychology Program; McLean Hospital in the Anxiety Mastery Program; and at Ethos Elder Protective Services. She is currently the student representative to the Board of Directors of the Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs. Rachael’s clinical interests include cognitive-behavioral therapy, anxiety, mood disorders, human sexuality, and grief/loss. Outside of psychology, Rachael enjoys cooking, exploring new restaurants, watching movies and shows.
Chloe LeVine, M.Ed., M.A.
Chloe LeVine is a 3rd year student at William James College. She has a M.Ed. in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in Psychology from Wheaton College. Chloe has experience working in elementary schools and college counseling, and was most recently at the New England Conservatory Counseling Center. Her clinical interests include the interaction of education and psychology, interpersonal relationships, stress management and reduction. In her free time she enjoys cooking, creating new recipes, knitting, and exploring parts of Boston that are new to her.
Ivana Lucero, M.Ed.
Ivana Lucero is a second year MSW student from Simmons School of Social Work. She has an M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Lesley University, and a B.S. in Literature and Comparative Media Studies, with a minor in writing, from MIT. Ivana has experience working with children as an associate teacher and trained last year as a case manager at Codman Square Health Center, working with a diverse and multi-stressed outpatient population. While at Codman Square Health Center, Ivana participated as a member of the health center’s LGBTQ Equity Committee, aiding in the development of LGBTQ trainings and inclusion strategies. Ivana’s clinical interests include strengths-based relational and narrative therapy with special attention to social justice and systems of oppression that effect individuals’ daily lives. In her free time, Ivana enjoys cooking and going on long walks.
Rudy is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a recent graduate of the Dog B.O.N.E.S therapy dog certification program. His handler and ECAPS therapist Annelle Kallman, LICSW adopted him in 2010 from a rescue association in North Carolina. Rudy enjoys people, warm snuggles and staying active, so in the spring of 2016 it seemed time to build on that foundation and learn more advanced support skills. Rudy and Annelle enrolled in therapy dog school to become a certified team, and in the fall of 2016 he will start offering emotional support to Emerson students in the ECAPS office. Check back soon for information about his schedule. Rudy is a great listener and never shares confidential information. When not providing emotional support, Rudy loves to snooze in the sunshine, take long walks, chase birds and tennis balls, and lick faces. His favorite food is anything humans eat, but he is rarely allowed to have it.