María Cabané

Associate Director of Student Wellness Promotion and Services

María Cabané has been at Berklee since December 2017. She has served in several higher education roles before as a resident assistant at the Boston University Honors College residence hall, as a counseling intern at the Wheelock College Counseling Center, and as a performance psychology intern at Boston University Student-Athlete Support Services and at Wheelock College Athletics. Before Berklee, she was a clinician at Habit OPCO, an opioid outpatient medication-assisted treatment center.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in general psychology with a minor in physical education from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and a Master of Education in counseling with a concentration in performance psychology from Boston University. She is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Massachusetts, a certified mental performance consultant (CMPC), and she is currently a doctoral student in psychology at California Southern University.

At Berklee, she facilitates the alcohol and other drug education programs for students. In addition, she has developed an injury program for dancers at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She collaborates with other departments to reach out and educate the Berklee community through programming and events around the seven dimensions of wellness.

Previously an international student from Guatemala, she's a polyglot, fluent in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. She is also a former Division 1 tennis student-athlete. You can reach her at