Assistant Director for Clinical Services
SUNY Buffalo, 1977
Interests: life-stage transitional issues (college, career, relationships), strength-based counseling, depression, anxiety and coping skills, family issues
Robin is the Assistant Director for Clinical Services at Cornell Health's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), where she has been a counselor for fifteen years. She has worked with college students most of her professional life, and finds this group of people to be especially stimulating and enjoyable to work with. She finds her relationship with students is often mutually enlightening as her relational style incorporates the belief that each of us have much to share and learn from one another.
Before coming to Cornell, Robin worked as the social worker/counselor at several public schools in the area, as well as Family and Children's Service, a local mental health agency, and private practice. In addition to her work at CAPS, Robin is the Director of Cornell Companions, a pet visitation organization in which volunteers and their pets visit various agencies in the Ithaca area to share the benefits of the human-animal bond with community members. She is a lover of pets, especially dogs, but can be found "talking and listening" to almost any species that can be found walking on streets, flying in air, or swimming in a tank.