My undergraduate work in Psychology was done at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. I earned my master's degree in Family Studies and my doctorate in Educational Psychology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, graduating with honors at both universities. I taught at the University of New Mexico several years before going into private practice. During a brief six-year period, I moved to Oregon and obtained an Oregon counseling license. I am now back in Albuquerque, but I have transitioned from practicing counseling to focusing on my writing. I keep both my New Mexico and Oregon licenses current and active.