I used to be a psychotherapist, a Marriage & Family Therapist, but now I am a RELATIONSHIP COACH.

I have trained as a mental health professional and as a professional coach.

As a coach, I have no physical office, as our work together is primarily over the phone or via video conferencing, e.g. Skype, FaceTime & Zoom.

On a personal note, I am happily married for 28 years. I have two step-daughters and one granddaughter. My husband and I spend the winter in Florida where one daughter and granddaughter live and the reminder of the year in Connecticut where the other daughter lives.


Education: The Ohio State University

• Bachelor of Arts -Speech & Hearing Therapy - 1964

• Master of Science - Early Child Development - 1974

• Ph.D. - Marriage & Family Therapy & Parent Education - 1985

License : Marriage & Family Therapist, State of Connecticut #000373

Certifications :

  • Imago Relationship Therapy - Advanced Clinical Member -since 1996
  • EMDR International Association - Charter Member - Certified since 1994
  • EBT (Emotional Brain Training) since 2006

Additional Training:

  • Completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Trained as a Life Coach in 2000
  • Trained as a Relationship Coach with RCI (Relationship Coaching Institute) in 2016

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
  • EMDR International Association
  • Imago Relationship International

Previous work experience:
  • Ohio State Department of Mental Health - 20 years
  • 10 of these years at the Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital