Soon after completing her masters degree in social work with a mental health specialty from Case Western Reserve University, she began training as a child psychoanalyst at Hanna Perkins Center, graduating in 1982. She has been affiliated with Hanna Perkins in various capacities since 1976 – also serving as a therapist with children and parents, a faculty member and supervisor in the analytic training program. She completed training as an adult psychoanalyst through the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Institute, has a private practice, and has served as a consultant to community agencies.
Her memberships include The Association for Child Psycholanalysis, The American Psychoanalytic Association and the Cleveland Psycholanalytic Center. She is also a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. Email