Scheduling Your Simulated Client Session
Click on the button below to schedule a half-hour telephone session with one of our trained simulated client actors.
You will be able to search the calendar for available dates and times that work with your schedule.
You can also filter by team member if you have found a rapport with a simulated client and would like to schedule another session with them.
Kym Dakin, M.Ed, has been working as a Simulated Client with HETI since 2015. She develops a variety of customized cases for MI practice so that the practitioner has a productive, highly engaged and realistic practice session. Additionally, Kym has been a part of the Standardized Patient program at Maine Medical Center, a collaborative effort through Tufts and Maine Med, for four years, teaching medical residents to partner more effectively, and communicate more productively with patients. She is the Founding Director of Voice Into Learning, LLC., specializing in team experience design, as well as a founding member of the true story improvisational theatre company - Portland Playback.
Rodney C. Mashia is a consultant, trainer, workshop leader, author and musician based in Portland, Maine. He is a former staff member of Spring Hill of Ashby, where he facilitated the Opening the Heart workshops, and for 20 years has staffed Kindred Spirits, a summer camp for adults at Rowe Camp and Conference Center. He is a National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) trained multicultural consultant and trainer. He is the author and developer of Men’s Healing, An Online Course for Men. As a musician, Rodney has been touching hearts for four decades with his soulful music, and has entertained many groups with his original lyrics, vocal interpretations, guitar, and flute.
Rob Neal has worked as an OD Consultant, Executive Coach, Trainer, Facilitator, and Writer, for over thirty years. Prior to that he worked as a Family Therapist for twelve years. He has extensive experience in the business and non-profit sectors and has specialized in developing leaders and helping individuals and teams reach their highest level of potential and ability throughout his career.
He has published over fifteen articles and opinion pieces, one book of humor, and made numerous presentations on a variety of business, community, and family issues. He also now works in the Standardized Patient training program with Med Students and Doctors to help them develop better communication skills.
He earned a Masters degree in Counseling from Georgia State University, and a Bachelors degree in Counseling and Youth Services from SUNY Empire State College.
A native of Atlanta, he has lived in Maine since 1988 and has three adult children, and three grandsons.
Our Simulated Client Team
Molly Hunt is an intern at InnerEdge Counseling, supervised by Stephen Andrew. She will complete her graduate studies at Lesley University in Spring '22 in Licensed Clinical Counseling specializing in Expressive Arts Therapy. Molly is employed part time as a Crisis Intervention Specialist at Mobile Crisis Response Services through the Opportunity Alliance. Her background is in social work and mental health, including jobs such as case manager, political community organizer (Human Rights Campaign field manager; Maine People's Alliance), personal support specialist, substitute teacher, vocational educator, and residential home supervising technician. Molly is a Maine native currently living in Portland, ME. She attended UMaine in Orono for study of Sociology with a concentration in Race, Class, and Gender, double minoring in Psychology and Music. Outside of school and work, Molly enjoys drinking tea and coffee, daily creative practices of meditation, yoga (completed 200hr certification in 2018), intuitive movement/dance, making music, spending time with her cat, and watching movies.
Mike has spent his career in Human Resources, with three and a half decades as the Chief Human Resources Officer, and seven years as an HR consultant. Mike has worked in higher education, social services, government, and in high tech R&D organizations. Mike has served on the boards of more than 20 organizations, almost all nonprofits serving clients with developmental disabilities, substance use disorder, low income housing, mental illness, and related concerns. Mike was a diversity trainer with the National Coalition Building Institute and has been a lifelong civil rights activist. While Mike has lived entirely in the state of Maine, he has travelled to 40 other US States and a dozen foreign countries. Mike serves as a part time HR consultant, and lives with his wife of 13 years in Westbrook, Maine.