My newest book, Object of Obsession, is now available on as a paperback and as an ebook.

Object of Obsession


I’m proud of, What Do I Say? The Therapist’s Guide To Answering Client’s Questions published in May, 2011, and co-authored with Charlie Waehler.  We wrote the book for early career therapists. We know that new clinicians experience anxiety about answering questions and this book is designed to explain the place of questions, provide examples of answers, and advance the therapeutic process.

What Do I Say


Clinical Psychologist/Private Practice
Private practice in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois


Hiked the Andes mountains to visit Machu Picchu in Peru


Climbed Mt. Kilamanjaro in Africa with 3 other women


Clinical Faculty
The Family Institute, Northwestern University


The Writer’s Guide to Character Traits has been a best seller, probably because so many people are interested in improving the development of their characters.

Character Traits


Teacher of the Year Award – The Chicago School
Traveled through Crete writing a mystery novel


Core Faculty
The Chicago School (formerly The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
2000 – Professor
1998 – Director of Continuing Education
Associate Professor


Visiting Faculty
The Chicago School


Adjunct Faculty
Northwestern University

Acting Clinical Director
Student Training Coordinator
Staff Psychologist

Orchard Mental Health Center, Skokie, Illinois


Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois


What Do I Say: The Therapist’s Guide to Answering Client’s Questions
with Charles Waehler.  New York: John Wiley and Sons, May, 2011

The Writers Guide to Character Traits, revised second edition
Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer’s Digest Books,  2006.

The Writers Guide to Character Traits
Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer’s Digest Books, 1999.

The Art of Midlife: Courage and Creative Living for Women
Connecticut: Bergin and Garvey, 1999.

Maternal Bereavement: Coping with the Unexpected Death of an Older Child
Connecticut: Praeger, 1984.

My many paper presentations and workshops have been on topics that include: transitions; loss; grief; adaptation; anger; women’s issues; supervision; identity development; and creativity.


Northwestern University – Ph.D., Counseling Psychology

Lake Forest College – Internship

Indiana University – M.S., Counseling Psychology

Boston University – B.S., Communications

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