I am a Psy.D. graduate of The Illinois School of Professional Psychology (now Argosy University), a master's degree graduate of Governor's State University in University Park Illinois and I hold a license in the State of Illinois as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I am also board certified via The National Board for Certified Counselors and I hold a Distance Credentialed Counselor Certification (DCC) from the Center for Credentialing and Education. My clinical experience includes 25+ years working in the field of community mental health providing both direct counseling services to individuals and families and administrative direction to various clinical programs. I have served as Assistant Director of the Child and Adolescent Program for The Community Mental Health Council in Chicago and I have also held the position of Administrative Program Director at The Bobby E. Wright Mental Health Center in Chicago where I provided administrative direction to their adult programs for the mentally ill. My special interests include cultural competence and issues of bilingualism in the counseling setting.