- MA Mental Health Counseling-American Christian College and Seminary -2004
BA Concentration in Counseling and Church Administration, Vision University, 1990
- Eleven years in private practice working with families, couples and individuals and facilitating groups, such as; Why Worry?, Four Week Communication Workshop, STEP-Systematic Training for Effective Parenting, and Couplehood as a Spiritual Path, and working supportively with businesses, churches, and ministries.
- Eleven years as Director and Senior Therapist of the Family Counseling and Educational Services Center in Hyde Park, NY, supervising a staff of 10 and working directly with abuse victims, those grieving, those suffering from anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues, working with marriages, and facilitating psycho-educational groups.
- Seven years as Director of the Poughkeepsie Family Service Agency’s Alternative to Domestic Violence Program, working with offending men and their families who were experiencing abuse.