Melissa Koen Melissa Koen, MS, LMHC

617-327-6777 x1270, Work Space 320


  • Director of Field Education, Counseling
  • Director, Behavioral Health Initiative
  • Associate Director, Leaders in Diversity and Resilience Fellowship (HRSA-SDS Funded)


  • MS, Counseling Psychology, Northeastern University
  • BA, Psychology, Boston College

Research and Practice Interests

  • Working with children and adolescents as well as families providing clinical intervention and family counseling.
  • Juvenile justice.

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Mental Health Counseling (LMHC), Massachusetts

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Lighthouse School - ¬†twenty-years of experience as a counselor and family therapist, and as a clinical and administrative supervisor. Prior to joining William James College, provided clinical services, collaborated with community agencies and various legal entities including judicial personnel, trained mental health students and professionals, and led their family services department.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Counseling Association
  • Massachusetts-Rhode Island Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association

Community Engagement

  • Eucharistic Minister, St. Gerard Majella Parish