Bernie has a BA in English Literature from Bellarmine University, a JD (law) from the University of Louisville, an MA in clinical psychology from the University of Dayton, and is currently completing her PsyD in clinical psychology from the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology. As a first-generation college student, Bernie enjoys working with students who are the first in their family to attend college or who are navigating other issues of identity. She has experience with students who are exploring issues of identity such as sexual orientation, gender, religion, political beliefs, and the intersection of these variables. Bernie's work is informed by Gestalt, feminist, multicultural, and humanistic theory. She also has experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other CBT approaches. In her free time, Bernie enjoys watching things grow, including her houseplants, dogs, and young son. She also loves thrift stores, estate sales, and refinishing old furniture.