I moved from my hometown of Baltimore, Maryland to the Los Angeles area to enter Pitzer College (Claremont Colleges). I completed a Double Major in Psychology and in Fine Art (1978). Then I completed a Master’s Degree (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology (1980), and a Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology (1983) at the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. After moving to Portland, Oregon I received my State License to practice as a Psychologist (1988) and have maintained a full time private practice since that time.