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.
M.S.W. Simmons School of Social Work
B.A. Mid-America Nazarene College
Deana is the Director of the Counseling Center and has been an adjunct professor at Gordon in the Sociology and Social Work Departments. Prior to coming to Gordon, Deana spent 16 years working 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.
Heidi Forget, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.
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.
Katherine Obenschain, M.A.
M.A. Lesley University
B.A. North Park
Katherine has extensive experience working with young adults having worked as a counselor at both Gordon College and Endicott College for over 20 years. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at Endicott for over 10 years.
Reid Swetland, M.A.
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.