I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor registered in the state of Illinois. I have been in private practice since 1979. I earned my Bachelor’s in Psychology from Millikin University and my Master’s in Counseling and Human Development from Bradley University. After my Masters, I took additional classes at the University of Illinois and earned hundreds of hours of credit in continuing education programs.

My wife, Adrienne, and I co-authored two books for stepfamilies: The Blended Family and Stepfamily Problems and How to Solve Them. Our radio program, Caring For You, was broadcast on seventeen stations and ran for thirteen years.