Meet the Team
Clinical Counseling Staff
Lis Tomlin, NCC, LMHC
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.
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.
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.
Folake Afolayan, LCSW
Psychotherapist; Multicultural Specialist
Folake Afolayan is a licensed clinical social worker and received her M.A. in social work in 2017 from Boston College School of Social Work, with a concentration in child welfare. She has previously worked in an integrated behavioral health setting and outpatient psychiatry, a residential school, a residential sober living facility, and as an on-call emergency department clinician. She enjoys working with multicultural populations with a variety of clinical presentations, and her clinical areas of expertise include group psychotherapy, treatment of psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, complex trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, and chronic illnesses. Her practice consists of strength-based, client-centered work involving therapy modalities of cognitive-behavioral therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy for psychotic disorders, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, and motivational interviewing. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her dog; deepening her yoga practice; visiting her native home of San Diego, California; and finding the best Mexican food. Her interests include eliminating health disparities and addressing mental health stigma in ethnic minority groups.
Daniel Goldberg, LICSW
Daniel Goldberg is a licensed independent clinical social worker who has most recently served as a community recovery advocate for adults with chronic mental health needs. He also brings experience with in-home family therapy, family homelessness support, and child protection social work. His approach to counseling embraces individual uniqueness and values personal choices while focusing on the importance of developing self-awareness, communication, and relationship skills as foundations to enhancing wellness and building upon existing strengths. He's certified in facilitating violence-prevention groups for abusers of intimate partners, and he takes a special interest in helping to reduce mental health and addiction treatment stigma for men. As a musician, he is interested in the intersection between creativity and wellbeing, and believes in the therapeutic power of creative expression and musical performance. He spends time studying religion, philosophy, and psychology, and is active in the local Jewish community. He enjoys biking and kayaking with his girlfriend on the North Shore, where they live.
Keyse Angelo, LCSW
Psychotherapist; Multicultural Specialist
Keyse Angelo is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master in Social Work from Boston College. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she majored in women's studies. Prior to graduate school, she worked with nonprofit organizations and universities to provide academic and workforce development to clients striving for economic and personal growth. She has ample experience working as an outpatient therapist in a hospital setting and is committed to creating compassionate, judgment-free spaces for diverse communities. She's fluent in Brazilian Portuguese and utilizes various modalities to meet clients needs, including narrative, psychodynamic, internal family systems, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Areas of therapy focus on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, addiction, and family and relationship issues. She fosters healing and growth by engaging with clients in a manner that is attentive, curious, and respectful. Her approach to working with people is centered on providing trauma-informed therapy that is sensitive to social justice issues. She enjoys making jewelry with beads and spending time with friends, and prides herself on having a good sense of humor and wearing sensible shoes during all seasons.
Ruby Stardrum, LMHC
Ruby Stardrum is a licensed mental health counselor whose prior experience includes working with adolescents, emerging adults, and their families in schools, universities, and community mental health settings. Before entering the mental health counseling field, she was a teacher for several years. Most recently, she worked as a psychotherapist at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She received her master’s degree in mental health counseling at University of Massachusetts, Boston, and also has a master’s degree from Bank Street College of Education. She holds a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University. Her clinical interests include internal family systems therapy, mindfulness, and supporting the specific needs of the LGBTQ+ community. She believes in each individual’s capacity for growth and healing, and she strives to support students in developing their own internal resources. Outside of work, she enjoys yoga, hiking, reading, and meditation.
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.