Each of our counselors is a professional, licensed-clinician or is supervised by a licensed-clinician and has extensive experience in the field of mental health. We consider it an honor and a privilege to come along side students in their journey as they navigate these challenging years of higher education. Our primary goal is to provide a safe and objective place where students can freely discuss issues or problems without concern of any disciplinary response or of information being shared with anyone else.
Deana Trefry, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.
Dean of Student Care
M.S.W. Simmons School of Social Work
B.A. Mid-America Nazarene College
Deana is the Dean of Student Care in the Center for Student Counseling & Wellness, and has been an adjunct professor at Gordon. Prior to coming to Gordon, Deana worked within public schools, as well as for the SEEM Collaborative as a school adjustment counselor, school psychologist and special education administrator. Prior to public schools, Deana worked as an outpatient therapist at Health & Education Services working with all ages.
Reid Swetland, M.A.
Associate Dean of Campus Engagement
M.A. Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
B.A. Gordon College
Prior to his work at Gordon, Reid worked as a residential counselor at treatment programs in Portsmouth, NH and Seattle, WA. Reid also worked for 12 years as an outpatient clinician for Health and Educations Services in Ipswich, MA working with all ages.
Heidi Forget, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.
Associate Dean of Clinical Education
M.S.W. Salem State College
B.A. Westmont College
Prior to coming to Gordon, Heidi worked for Health & Education Services in an outpatient clinic in Ipswich, MA for eight years. Her work at HES included individual psychotherapy, group therapy, play-therapy and community outreach in schools and homes, working with all ages.
Prior to coming to Gordon, Alejandra worked as a counselor at East Coast International Church in Lynn, MA. She also worked as an ESL teacher at Tennessee Prison for Women, and as a Physical Therapy Tech in Sports Medicine. Alejandra speaks both Spanish and English.
Graduate Clinical Intern 2nd Yr
M.A. in process GCTS
B.S. University of Kansas