Our Staff

Brenda Lovstuen, Ph.D. Director

This is my thirteenth year as Director of Counseling at Cornell, and it's been good to be back, after having graduated from Cornell in 1992. I have worked with people of all ages but especially like working with college students, and thus enjoy the multiple opportunities to do so here on a small campus. One such opportunity is through being a certified instructor for the internationally known RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Basic Self-Defense Program, which I co-teach with local police officers each semester. I am a licensed psychologist and a "generalist" (vs. a "specialist"), meaning I work with a wide range of concerns. Some of the concerns I have worked with most frequently include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, academic problems, assertiveness, stress, grief and loss, and sexual assault, and I am happy to meet with students regarding any mental health related issue and help them identify options for resolving their concerns.


Alice Fridman Glass, Ph.D., Counselor

I completed my degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Iowa in 2010, and have been at Cornell since January of that year. I have really enjoyed starting my career here! I like having a lot of variety in my work, very much enjoy working with college students, and particularly like doing so on this small, liberal arts campus. I work with a wide range of concerns, and have often worked with students dealing with depression, anxiety, academic difficulties, and relationship issues; my interests also include concerns related to identity, self-esteem, and stress management. I'm happy to meet with students to discuss any mental health concerns they may have and to work together to find solutions for those concerns.


Charles Bermingham, B.A., Practicum Counselor

I am currently in my sixth year as a graduate student in the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Iowa. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with students through the Counseling Center at Cornell this year. I enjoy working with a wide array of student concerns, including depression, anxiety, concerns in all forms of relationships, transition difficulties, study skills, stress management, identity issues, and more. I look forward to the chance to meet with you and collaboratively decide the best plan to help you work through any concerns you might have.



Please note that the Counseling Center does not consider contact via e-mail as confidential communication. Additionally, staff members may not check e-mail with regularity or frequency, and do not access email outside of Counseling Center hours. You are welcome to e-mail staff members with questions about our services. However, be advised that your communication might not receive a timely response. For the most timely and confidential communication, or to schedule an appointment, please call the Counseling Center at (319) 895-4292; the Counseling Center is located in the Ebersole Building and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with extended hours available Tuesday.