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Vicki Klupchak, LICSW (she/her)

Director of Counseling
(617) 879-7761

Vicki Klupchak is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, MA in 2014 and has an undergraduate degree in Psychology with concentrations in Mental Health Services and Women’s Studies from Worcester State University. Prior to coming to MassArt, Vicki worked at the Justice Resource Institute for 9 years, which included working as a clinician in both an intensive group home for young adults and in a therapeutic day school with students who had significant social and emotional concerns along with learning disabilities. Vicki has extensive experience in crisis intervention and facilitation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion trainings in educational settings and is dedicated to providing culturally responsive and inclusive treatment and direction for the MassArt Counseling Center. Vicki uses a strengths-based, trauma-informed and relational approach to therapy. In her free time, Vicki enjoys cooking plant-based meals and baking sourdough bread, ping pong, swimming, playing with her two dogs, and going to concerts.

Laura Bustos Ortiz, LCSW (she/her)

Community Therapist
(617) 879-7571

Laura is a Clinical Social Worker who completed her education at Boston University, earning an MSW from the School of Social Work as well as a BA in Sociology with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Laura is interested in a holistic, feminist, and social justice-oriented approach to psychotherapy that acknowledges the larger systems that may interfere with an individual’s well-being. Her therapeutic approach is collaborative and strengths-based in order to help students at MassArt feel supported and empowered. Her clinical interests include helping students navigate interpersonal relationships, generational trauma, identity development, and life transitions. As an immigrant from Colombia, she is also interested in unpacking the effects of intersectionality and immigration on mental health. In her spare time, Laura enjoys taking naps, watching movies, playing video/board games, watching futbol, and going to concerts.

Jessica Visconti, LMHC (she/her)

Assessment and Referrals Specialist and Therapist
(617) 879-7763

Jessica Visconti is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and expressive arts therapist. Jessica completed her education at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Expressive Arts Therapy with a minor in Psychology, and a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy. Prior to coming to MassArt, Jessica has worked as an outpatient therapist, developed CreativeGrounding, an arts and mindfulness based program with Bristol Community College. Additionally, she has worked in outpatient substance abuse treatment, and other community based work in the greater Boston area. Jessica is passionate about mental health advocacy and finding creative ways to help students connect with community resources. Outside of mental health work, Jessica enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking and eating new foods, dancing, traveling, and spending time at the beach.

Nicole Pimentel (she/her)

Administrative Assistant
(617) 879-7760 x2

Nicole holds a B.S. in Communications with a concentration in Advertising from Salem State University. Prior to joining MassArt, Nicole worked with assisting first-generation and low-income high school aged youth at a college access program for six years. She also worked at various publishing companies in sales and marketing. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys baking, cooking, reading, traveling, and attending book events.

Cindy Ryan, LMHC (she/her)

(617) 879-7760 x2

Cindy Ryan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and expressive arts therapist. Cindy holds a Masters in Counseling from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. an advanced degree in Graphic Design from Basel School of Design in Switzerland, and a BA in Fine Arts, minor in Political Science from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Cindy runs a private practice and sees clients virtually; she also meets with students in person at MassArt’s Counseling and Wellness Center. Cindy takes a ‘person-centered’ approach to counseling and likes to combine strength-based, psychodynamic and cognitive techniques so that her clients can benefit from new strategies and insights. Her past experience includes working with people dealing with medical trauma, grief and loss, as well as anxiety and depression. In her free time, Cindy is a gardener, bee-keeper and fine-artist.

In case of emergency, please call 911 or call Public Safety at (617) 879-7800.
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621 Huntington Ave,
Boston, MA 02115

(617) 879-7000