My Academic Story
Wesleyan University in Connecticut,
where I studied Spanish literature
and art history. After a decade
in the work force and on the home front,
I returned to graduate school for
degree and post-master's certification
in community counseling at the
University of Cincinnati. I went
on to complete an interdisciplinary
doctoral program at the Union Institute
and University, also in Cincinnati.
Clinical counseling, developmental psychology and feminist theory
were my areas of focus. During
my doctoral studies, I finished
a graduate certificate program
in Women’s Studies at Wright State
University and an intensive 2-year
training in Couples and Family
Therapy. Since 2007 I have been participating in ongoing advanced training and consultation in Narrative Therapy with Jill Freedman and Gene Combs at Evanston Family Therapy Center.
License and Certificate
I have practiced professionally in Ohio, New Jersey, Illinois and Michigan. I currently hold active independent clinical counseling licenses in Illinois (#180.006314) and Michigan (#6401014960) and am a Nationally Certified Counselor (#205536).
My Work Story
My clinical training began at
Acoria, a private outpatient eating disorder clinic
in Cincinnati, Ohio. I continued working there post-graduation
for several years. I developed programs and groups, and worked with people of
different ages and genders seeking individual, family,
couples and group counseling. When our family relocated
to New Jersey I started an independent private practice
in Summit and Morristown.
In 2005 another relocation to the Chicago area allowed me to re-established my practice in Illinois. Currently, I divide my time between the Detroit area of Michigan and Evanston, Illinois. I have cherished the ongoing work with families and individuals who consult with me as well as collaborations with colleagues.
I moved a lot while I was growing up. We lived in eleven different countries on four different continents. I treasure having grown up this way, and the impact it’s had on me. I also treasure the impact deep roots and a large family have had on my husband. Together we have three daughters who inspire and challenge us in wonderful ways.
Some of the things I love are being a student, wandering around art museums and the great outdoors, dance, laughing, and being with family, friends, and our many pets.