Bachelor summa cum laude, Harvard University, 1985. Master of Arts in Art Therapy, Vermont College, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology, George Wasghington University, 1998.
Counselor Massachusetts Mental, Boston, 1987-1988. Research associate prevention research center, Penn State University, 2000.
Trainer, Youth Outreach Program, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1985. Counselor Project Place Hotline, Boston, 1985-1987.