Work Experience Summary

Private Practice: 

  • 2014-Present: Outpatient individual psychotherapy with adults for mental health and substance use concerns; consultations and trainings for provider organizations.

  • 1998-2008: Outpatient individual psychotherapy with adults for mental health and substance use concerns; Psychological and neuropsychological assessments of adults, adolescents, and children; trainings for provider organizations.

Gateway Foundation: Clinical Director (2006-2014), clinical leader of 340 staff serving 10,000+ clients/year across 11 substance abuse treatment sites & 32 programs in Illinois and Delaware. Clinical Services Manager for Northern Illnois (2003-2006)

Chicago-Read Mental Health Center: Director of Psychology (1994-2002) / Training Director of American Psychological Association approved Psychology Internship Program (1993-1996) / Coordinator of Psychological Assessment (1992-1993) / Clinical Psychologist (1986-1991)

Interventions, Inc.: Director of Substance Abuse Treatment Centers (1980-1986); Northside Outpatient Clinic [adults] (1983-1986), Crossroads Residential and Outpatient Center [adolescent and adult programs] (1982-1983), Assistant Director / Clinical Supervisor, Crossroads Center (1980-1982) 

Mental Research Institute’s Soteria House: Research Assistant / Psychology Intern in NIMH-funded research on alternative residential therapy for schizophrenia (1978-1979) 

Specialized Trainings Attended (Highlights and Summaries)

Motivational Interviewing: Series of trainings through advanced and training-of-trainers  /  Member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers

Biofeedback certification training and mentoring (Tony Hughes, Stens)

Neurofeedback certification training (John Anderson, Stens)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Eight-week course

S.M.A.R.T. Recovery Facilitation

Bowen-on-Bowen Family Therapy Training Series, Center for Family Consultation

Brief Therapy Series (Structural-Strategic) by Watzlawick, Weakland, and Fisch, Mental Research Institute / Palo Alto VA Hospital

Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery: Five workshops by Drs. Ralph Reitan and Deborah Wolfson

Milton H. Erickson Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy (Two year peer-training program), Milton H. Erickson Insititue of Chicago (1991-1993)

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis: 40 hours of training in hypnosis

Post-doctoral practicum in Neuropsychological Assessment, Ray Graham Center, Illinois

Mind and Nature, by Gregory Bateson at the Esalen Institute

Zazen training, San Francisco Zen Center 

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) 14-day certificate program (University of Washington) with Dr. Marsha Linehan and Associates