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Pennsylvania Licensed Psychologist - PS004912-L


I am an Erie native.  After graduating from Mercyhurst Prep, I attended Boston College and majored in Elementary and Special Education.  I moved  from "Bean Town" to Window Rock, Arizona, the capitol of the Navajo Nation, as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.  There I taught for two years in a school for children and adults with special educational needs and had the privilege of being immersed in a culturally rich and beautiful setting  (high desert-elevation over 8,000 ft! and the big red rock formations you see in Westerns) with amazing and wonderful people from whom I learned much!  After returning to the Erie area, I met and married my husband, Bill.  We have three adult children.  Parenting has been a privilege and a wonderful adventure! Our kids were very involved in athletics and theater. That kept us very busy (coaching and being part of boosters and other parent organizations) but it was a lot of fun. Playing the piano is one of my interests and I had the opportunity to accompany some of their musical productions. 

My private practice as a Psychologist has afforded me great scheduling flexibility as a parent.  In my professional practice I work with children and adults.  It is often challenging but is an honor to journey with people toward mental health.  In the mid 90's I was an adjunct lecturer in the School of Education and have been back at Gannon in the Psychology Department since the Fall of 2011.  I really enjoy teaching and feel very fortunate to have the opportunity once again.  I am happy to be discovering the benefits of a small university setting where students, faculty and administration get to know one another.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 111)
  • Psychology of Human Development (PSYC 222)
  • Psychopathology (PSYC232)

Educational History

  •  Boston College, AB, Elementary and Special Education, 1979,  
  • Edinboro University of PA, MA, Professional Psychology, 1982,  
  • Edinboro University of PA, Certification in School Psychology, 1983.     
  • Pennsylvania Title and Practice License in Psychology, PS004912-L, 1987.

Professional Experience

  • Gannon University, Dept of Psychology and Counseling, Instructor, Fall 2013. Fall, 2015, Spring, 2016
  • Erie Cleft Palate Clinic, Volunteer Psychological Consultant--2013-2015
  • Gannon University, Dept of Psychology and Counseling, Adjunct Lecturer, Fall 2011-2014
  • Private Psychology Practice, Erie, Pa, 1998-present--  General practice with Children and Adults (anxiety, depresssion, ADHD, adjustment)
  • Gannon University, Department of Education, Adjunct Lecturer, 1996-1999
  • St. Vincent Health Center, Erie, Pa. 1986-1998-  Counseling Psychologist and Administrative Director for the Counseling Center and the Center for Learning and Development (1990-1998)
  • Sarah Reed Children's Center, Erie, Pa., 1982-1986, Staff Psychologist