Greetings!

In 2006, I joined the faculty at Elmira College. I’m a clinical psychologist and school counselor by training, and I teach clinically-oriented classes in the psychology department. I also teach physiological psychology, and am involved in the Women’s Studies program, both of which are lots of fun. Finally, I’m a faculty co-advisor for Psi Chi, the national honors society in Psychology.

I love teaching and mentoring students. Therefore, being at a small liberal arts college feels right. I also enjoy doing research, and have a variety of things I write about. I’m particularly interested in stigma as it pertains to individuals with mental illness and the healing relationships we have with animals. However, all work and no play makes Dr. B a frightfully dull girl. Therefore, whenever I can, I cook, garden, hike, kayak, travel the world, and make music and art. I especially enjoy making jewelry and metalsmithing.  

Perhaps we’ll meet someday (if we haven’t already). In the meantime, thanks for checking out my webpage. Here’s hoping you find the information within it interesting and helpful.