Meet the Team
Clinical Counseling Staff
Director of Counseling Services
Prior to coming to Berklee, Lis Tomlin served as the director of counseling at Adams State University, an Hispanic-serving institution in southern Colorado. Specialty areas include working with emergent adults, trauma, suicide intervention, gender-responsive care, and LGBTQ+ populations. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings in higher education, nonprofit organizations, and healthcare facilities. She is a certified trainer in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), safeTALK, and motivational interviewing. Working with college students is her passion, and she thrives on the mix of opportunities and collaboration that come from working on a university campus.
She obtained both her B.A. in psychology/gender studies and her M.A. in counseling from the College of New Jersey. A scholar and athlete as an undergraduate, she played defense for the women’s soccer program. Currently, she is pursuing her doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision from Adams State.
While she has been in Colorado for the last four years, she is originally from southern New Jersey and has lived in several states along the East Coast. She's a longtime vegan and animal advocate.
Lisa Listerman, LICSW, ACSW
Associate Director of Counseling Services; Clinical Training Coordinator
Lisa Listerman is a licensed psychotherapist with a master's degree in social work from Boston University and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Williams College. Before coming to Berklee, she worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in a variety of settings, including community mental health, residential/day treatment programs, and an inpatient eating disorder hospital. She has many years' experience supervising interns and master's level clinicians. Her professional interests include the treatment of psychological trauma, eating disorders, and supervision.
Megan Rakes, LMHC
Megan Rakes is a licensed mental health counselor who joined Berklee in June 2016. She previously worked for a nonprofit mental health organization treating adults with chronic mental health issues and substance abuse issues. She earned her Master of Arts in counseling psychology from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, now known as William James College. Prior to graduate school, she worked with a variety of populations, including younger adults receiving outpatient counseling and older adults who struggled with Alzheimer's disease. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Loyola University Maryland. Her professional interests include teaching the therapeutic techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to people who suffer from depression, anxiety, or self-esteem issues.
Lindsay Maxwell-Morris, LMHC
Lindsay Maxwell-Morris is a licensed mental health counselor who joined Berklee in August 2015. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from East Stroudsburg University and a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Lesley University. She completed her clinical internships at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and Berklee College of Music’s Counseling Center. Upon completing her internship with Berklee, she went on to work in various mental health settings including residential programs, community mental health programs, and outpatient counseling programs. She has gained experience working with a variety of different mental health issues including depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, relationship issues, grief, and traumatic stress, among many others. She has also received certifications in rape crisis counseling and is currently training to receive certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Her approach to therapy is holistic and strength-based, emphasizing personal goals and work-life balance. Outside of Berklee, she enjoys traveling, experiencing new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.
Ryan Stanley, LMHC
Ryan Stanley is a mental health counselor with a master’s degree in counseling psychology from William James College and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Saint Michael’s College. As part of his training, he interned at Newton-Wellesley Hospital's Emergency Department and completed an internship in the Behavioral Health Department at Fenway Health, providing supportive counseling and health education to the LGBTQ+ community. Most recently, he has worked in the area of substance use counseling, providing treatment to individuals struggling with opioid dependence and co-occurring disorders. His professional interests include stress management; interpersonal relationships and family concerns; addictions of all kinds, including substance use issues; LGBTQ+ counseling, including gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation; and managing major life transitions.
Cristy Urton, LMHC
Cristy Urton joined Berklee in May 2018. Prior to Berklee, she held clinical roles in community mental health, in-home therapy, and school-based therapy. She also previously worked at the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence as a residential counselor.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from St. Mary's University at San Antonio, Texas, and her Master of Arts in counseling psychology from Boston College. As a licensed mental health counselor, she takes a collaborative approach to therapy and focus less on labels and clinical lingo and more on genuine conversation, listening, and active skill-building. She specializes in acculturation/cultural issues, intergenerational trauma, depression, and stress management. Her clinical orientation pulls from culturally sensitive, humanistic, and evidence-based treatments.
Outside of Berklee, she loves exploring new cities through food. She enjoys finding "hole in the wall" restaurants around the city. Yoga, baking, and reading are some of her favorite hobbies.
Kate Richey, LMHC
Psychotherapist; Survivor Advocate Specialist
Kate Richey joined Berklee in March 2018. She has held roles in both counseling and sexual violence prevention. Most recently, she worked at Worcester Polytechnic Institute providing individual and group therapy to students. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College and her Master of Arts in counseling psychology from Boston College. A licensed mental health counselor, she enjoys working with students across a variety of issues. Her clinical approach draws from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness strategies. Her professional interests include working with students who have experienced sexual violence, relationship violence, and other forms of trauma. Outside of Berklee, she enjoys exploring Boston and the surrounding areas, and spending time with her friends, family, and dog.
Barbara Chitouras grew up in the metro Boston area, where she attended Massachusetts College of Art, majoring in illustration and design. Prior to coming to Berklee, she worked as a freelance artist, tour guide, daycare teacher, window dresser, and retail clerk. She enjoys travel and photography, and was once in a joint show with her husband in which they exhibited photography from Southeast Asia, Oceania, Central America, Europe, and the United States. She has worked in various front line and customer service positions over many years and loves working in Berklee's unique, creative environment.