I have been working in the field of mental health since 1993.  I am particularly interested in the areas of parenting support, early child development, and adults' difficulties achieving their potential in areas of business and the arts. 

Education and Training

After earning degrees at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, I received additional training in developmental and clinical work with families with young children at the Virginia Frank Child Development Center in Rogers Park.  I completed a four-year, post-master's training program at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. 

I am the Past President of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists, and an executive officer of the Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health.

I an a Faculty member in the Child Therapy Training Program [CAPPT] at the Institute for Psychoanalysis, and at the Institute for Clinical Social Work. I have taught courses at these institutes and provide consultation and clinical supervision to therapists pursuing advanced training or a doctorate.

For several years I managed the clinic at Erikson's Center For Children and Families, which provides family counseling and interdisciplinary comprehensive assessments.

I provide supervision and coordinate staff training at The Kedzie Center, a psychodynamic community mental health center established at the request of and funded by the residents of Chicago's North Park and Albany Park neighborhoods.