Born in Winnipeg, Canada, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba. I earned my Master’s of Social Work degree (MSW) from McGill University in Montreal and have two years of post-graduate training in marriage and family therapy and sexual dysfunction from the Institute of Family Psychiatry in Montreal.
For over 35 years my most important and rewarding work has been successfully treating adolescents and adults of all ages and stages in life from every socio-economic background whose problems include: depression, anxiety, addictions of every kind, early child sexual abuse and relationship and sexual problems.
As a result of my clinical practice working with individuals and couples who were experiencing relationship problems, I wrote a ground-breaking book, For Better, For Worse Forever: Discover the Path to Lasting Love (1999, 3rd. ed. 2008) developing a methodological guideline that has been used successfully by thousands of men and women for assessing potential long-term relationships.
I have been and continue to be an expert guest in national radio and television.
I currently have offices in New York City and Sarasota, Florida and am now accepting new patients.