I received my doctorate in Psychology in 1975 from Teachers College, Columbia University and did post-doctoral work at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy. I taught at Brooklyn College for several years and was a psychologist for Head Start in Newark, New Jersey while I lived in New York City. In 1979 I moved to Bethlehem, PA. I was widowed in December 2016 after a 42 year marriage. I have two adult children, two grandchildren and two golden doodles. I currently work part time and have morning office hours three days a week.