Pennsylvania Licensed Psychologist: Provides psychotherapy to adults, children and adolescents in a private practice in Scranton, PA. 18 years.

Educator: Former Director of Counseling, Professor of Psychology, and Vice-President & Academic Dean at Lackawanna College, Scranton, PA. 30 years. Adjunct Graduate School Lecturer in Counseling and Psychology at Marywood University. 10 years.

Author: Kids First: Children Coping With Divorce and Family Conflict; Kids First Parenting Plan: A child-care planning guide for separating & divorcing parents; Taking the Conflict Out of Child Custody; Series of Parent Divorce Education Handouts, Competitive Job-Finding Guide of Persons with Handicaps.

Professional Training:  Provided professional development training to legal (lawyers, judges) and mental health professionals (psychologists, social workers, counselors) on issues of children of divorce and troubled teens throughout the United States. Professional Associations and contracted training. 15 years.

Family Court Service Provider: Developed the Kids First divorce parent education curriculum used in six counties in NE PA. Presented class to 25,000 parents. 20 yrs. Also, developed the Family Peace Program for Children & Youth Services and Juvenile Probation Office. 5 years.

Academic Credentials: Doctorate in Adult Education from Temple University; MA in Counseling & BS in Psychology from Marywood University: AS in Business from Lackawanna Jr. College; Licensed Psychologist; PA teacher certification; National Certified Counselor; Certified Mediator. Post-doctoral certificate (1yr Externship) in family therapy training at the Family Therapy Training Center of the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center, University of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Licensed Psycholgist


My Personal History
I have lived my whole life in Northeast Pennsylvania. I attended Riverside High School during the 60s and grew up in a blue-collar, working-class family. I enlisted in the Army and spent a year in Vietnam. My time in the Army was transformational for me. Afterward, I was inspired to continue my personal growth by getting many academic degrees and certifications. I enjoy classic rock 'n roll, the blues and jazz. I am a big fan of Jimmy Buffett. I have discovered that working out is a wonderful balance in life, as I enjoy running, hiking, biking, golf, and snowshoeing. I am blessed with a wonderful family and good friends. I am committed to them. I find great purpose and satisfaction in helping others solve problems and discover a deeper sense of themselves.


- Licensed Psychologist - Family Therapist - Educator - Author –
Professional Training - Family Court Service Provider