Mental Health License: Licensed Psychologist
Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (RYT-200)
- Ph.D., Hahnemann University (now part of Drexel), Clinical Psychology
- BA, Bucknell University, Psychology
I'm Dr. Beth Cholette, the Assistant Director of Counseling Services - I appreciate you taking the time to learn more about me! I am a licensed clinical psychologist, and I have been at Geneseo for over 25 years. I am also a registered yoga teacher, an added area of expertise that informs my mental health practice by enhancing my ability to take a holistic, integrated view of mind and body. As both a therapist and a yoga teacher, I strongly believe that each individual is the expert in their own life. My therapeutic approach is grounded in mindful cognitive-behavioral interventions. I utilize a practical, skills-based, compassionate, trauma-sensitive focus that is frequently light-hearted, incorporating off-the-cuff analogies and goofy humor.
In addition to providing mental health services to SUNY Geneseo students, I teach weekly yoga classes on campus. My Midday Mindful Yoga class is free, drop-in, open to all members of the campus community (students, faculty, staff); all bodies and abilities are welcome! For more about the work I do on campus, visit my Geneseo Mind-Body pages for more information on weekly yoga, my free YouTube videos, plus mindfulness playlists and other helpful resources.
Outside of Geneseo, I am an avid reader, a fitness enthusiast, a casual bicyclist, a from-scratch cook/baker, and a summer season/summer weather worshiper.
Geneseo certifications: Safe Zone, ACCC
Yoga certifications: Yoga for All, Yoga for Healthy Aging, Yin Yoga Anatomy, Restorative Yoga