I attended college in New York City and received my BA from Barnard College, Columbia University with a major in English- an early love of literature taught me to appreciate the power of a story to teach us about character and relationships.
Many years later, I studied for my masters degree at the Family Institute in Evanston, where I received an MA in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and later became licensed to practice independently, as a Licenced Clinical Professional Counselor.
I have also completed a 2-year, post-graduate certificate training at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, and am a Certified Group Psychotherapist.
I am married 20 years, and am the proud parent of four dear children. I live and work in in the suburbs of Chicago where I am active in several professional organizations, serving on committees and participating in local and national training events. I also am part of multiple study groups and ongoing consultation.